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SMALL BUSINESS BANNER                               SEPTEMBER 2013
Discover resources offered by the State of Georgia: www.georgia.org/smallbusiness
Don't Forget! Marketing Workshop in Two Weeks
Workshop is September 18 in Dalton

"Marketing Your Business" Workshop: It is essential that you successfully brand your company, as well as differentiate and position yourself in the marketplace. Attend this seminar and learn what's hot, what gets customers in the door, how to make the sale, and how to keep them coming back - without spending a small fortune! We will also be teaching on Social Media and the vital role it plays in your businesses success!

Fee Includes: class, lunch, work books, handouts, and certificate of completion. 

$50 scholarships from Wells Fargo are available (while they last). Please contact Kinsey Hicks at 706-622-2006 to receive the code!


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

Location: Dalton

Fee: $69 (scholarships available)

Register: Online link or call 706-622-2006


There are only a few more spots available for this workshop. Sign up soon!

Entrepreneur Resource Rally in Dalton
Free event on September 27

The Dalton State Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship is hosting a free interactive workshop for entrepreneurs and small business owners in late September.


  • Hear from experienced entrepreneurs about the resources and opportunities that helped them start their business
  • Learn what resources are available for you and your business
  • Learn how you can help improve the business climate in your community
  • Enjoy B2B and E2E networking opportunities
  • Talk one on one with business resources

Entrepreneur Resource Rally
Date: Friday, September 18, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location: James Brown Center, 2206 Mount Haven Drive, Dalton
Register: Online link


Event Agenda

9:00 Registration

9:30 Welcome and Introductions 

9:45 Panel Discussion w/Entrepreneurs 

10:45 Break 

11:00 Highlight of Resource Services 

11:45 Lunch and Learn w/Keynote Speaker-Dr. Marilyn Helms-Dalton State College School of Business 

1:00 Networking w/Resources (B2B/E2E)

Your Email Address Says a Lot About You
SBDC Corner

Many business owners don't understand that their email address is part of their company's branding.


Let's say George Washington is president of ABC Services, Inc.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen an email address that looked something like this: abcservices@gmail.com or washington1776@comcast.net.


If your business email looks like one of these, then you (and your company) don't look any different from the guy selling a used refrigerator on Craigslist.  It will be hard for your customers and vendors to take you seriously.


We recommend that business owners get a website for their businesses and then link their email to it.

Read the rest of this month's SBDC article at http://ugasbdcrome.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/pearce-your-email-address-says-a-lot-about-you/.


The mission of the UGA SBDC is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit www.romesbdc.org or call 706-622-2006.

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