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Upcoming SBDC Workshops
Take your business to the next level!

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is providing several education workshops in the Dalton area this fall. Don't miss the opportunity to strengthen your business.
Starting a Business
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Chatsworth
Register:  Online link or call 706-622-2006


Finding Money for Your Business (Lunch-N-Learn)

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location: Ringgold
Register:  Online link or call 706-622-2006


Marketing Your Business (Lunch-N-Learn)
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location: Dalton
Register:  Online link or call 706-622-2006


The Small Business Development Center serves businesses with under 500 employees. Contact the SBDC if you need help with funding, commercialization, business plans, or other business needs. More information on their free services can be found at www.romesbdc.org.

Nominations are Open for Small Business Person of the Year
Deadline is Friday, August 30

Each year, at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, a local business member is honored as the Small Business Person of the Year. This award is made in recognition of the outstanding contributions by an entrepreneur in our community.


Nominations will be accepted through Friday, August 30 and the winner will be awarded at the Annual Banquet later this year. The nomination form can be accessed in August's ChamberLink magazine or online at: www.daltonchamber.org.


Last year's recipient of this award was Kasey Carpenter of Oakwood Café/The Sweet Spot. The Small Business Person of the Year Award recognizes a business leader who owns and operates a for-profit company that employs 50 or fewer full-time employees, bears principal responsibility for operations, who has experienced recent business growth, and who is involved in the development and growth of the Greater Dalton community.


Contact Alex Stall with any questions, 706-712-0953 or stall@daltonchamber.org.
Why New Businesses Should Incorporate or Form an LLC Webinar

After developing your idea of what product or service that your business will offer, a critical next step is to decide on how you will structure your business. 
Join SCORE and John Meyer from The Company Corporation to learn more about this critical next step. 
Discussions topics will include: 
  • Benefits of incorporating?
  • What is an LLC?
  • Why has it become such a popular entity?
  • Differences between forming a corporation (C-corp or S-Corp) and an LLC 
  • Preparation of Articles of Incorporation
  • Tax implications of each business format
  • Business structure for your company
  • Compliance issues
This free one hour webinar will be held on Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Register online now!
Business University: Supervisory Academy Importance of Trust & Mutual Respect

Integrity and credibility with employees, peers, managers, and customers begins with respect, cooperation, and trust within the organization. This module examines the wisdom of setting a good example as a leader, and the role that respect and trust plays in being a successful leader.


Learning Outcomes:

Examine what is involved in "setting a good example."

Discuss the role that trust and respect play in employee engagement.  Define the importance of mutual trust and respect as a fundamental components of a high performing work place.

Introduce the characteristics of a high performance work place.


Date: Tuesday, August 27

Time: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 

Location: NGCEE Office located in Downtown Dalton (113 West Gordon Street, Dalton)

Cost: The per person cost for each module is $125 for non-members and $115 for Chamber and SGN Members.


For more information contact Tangela W. Johnson at 706-529-2800, or visit www.ngcee.com

How to Get Your Business Certified Workshop

Workshop for businesses interested in serving either the corporate or federal marketplace

ACE Loans has partnered with Certification Consultants to host a workshop designed to Educate, Inform and Prepare your business to enter the Corporate or Government marketplace. ACE Loans will educate you about which certifications may give your business a competitive advantage. They will inform you about how you can position your business to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities. For those serious about competing, they will also prepare you to enter the marketplace with a follow-up intensive training session to get you ready.


Date: Wednesday, August 28
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Cornerstone Bank Community Room

125 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030


Register here today space is limited. Register by August 16th to save $100 by using discount code "aceloans".

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