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SMALL BUSINESS BANNER                               November 2013
Discover resources offered by the State of Georgia: www.georgia.org/smallbusiness
Georgia Named No. 1 by Site Selection Magazine

No longer a bridesmaid, Georgia claims the limelight in 2013 as the state with the best business climate, according to Site Selection's annual ranking of states' attractiveness to corporate facility investors. 


Click HERE to read the Full Article in Site Selection Magazine! Flip to pages 80-81 for this feature story. 
Congratulations Senator Charlie Bethel
Bethel earns Guardian of Small Business Award
The National Federation of Independent Business has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to state Sen. Charlie Bethel.  The Guardian of Small Business Award is the most prestigious honor that the NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues. 

Sen. Bethel represents the 54th District.  
Call for Nominations:
2014 Small Business Advisory Council
The Georgia Chamber has placed an expanded focus on providing additional tools and resources to help small businesses (over 73% of their membership) grow. One of these resources is the Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), which serves to give a voice to Georgia's small business owners by working with the Chamber to advocate for initiatives, including state and federal legislation, that have a positive effect on the small business community.  We encourage you to support our small business efforts by submitting a nomination for the 2014 SBAC HERE
State of Health Care Reform
December 6th, 8:30-9:30 am
An update for Georgia Businesses

Make sure you're prepared for 2014 by joining the Georgia Chamber for the "State of Health Care Reform: An Update for Georgia Businesses" webinar, presented by David Bottoms, SR. Vice President of Benefits at The Bottoms Group and a Principal of TBX Benefit Partners.  Cited as a health care reform expert by local and regional publications, David will provide an update on the state of federal health care reform, and a practical approach for the employers faced with navigating these changes. Space is limited- Register today! 
SCORE Webinars
Free online business training
Winter Weather Preparedness
Tuesday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m.

If your organization is affected by adverse weather conditions, how well will you be prepared to serve your customers? As Winter weather season is upon us, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation.  Join SCORE and Agility Recovery as we share low-to-no cost steps that you can take to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather. Register now!

Online Marketing: An Introduction to Using Online Tactics to Grow Your Business
Thursday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Groupon has put together a panel of online marketing experts to share strategies that can help you meet your business goals.  We'll share tips and tactical next--or first-- steps for social media, SEM, display ads and SEO. Register now!


Do I have Enough Money to Start a Business?
SBDC Corner


Here at the SBDC, we get asked this question a lot.   There is no one answer. 


But, one of the factors that really influences the success or failure of a new business, is how much cash it has in its checking account when it opens its doors. 


To read the rest of this month's SBDC article, visit their website at: http://ugasbdcrome.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/pearce-do-i-have-enough-money-to-start-a-business/


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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