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Discover resources offered by the State of Georgia: www.georgia.org/smallbusiness
Did you know...
  • GA ranks #1(up from #8) in US for top state for business and remains #1 in workforce (CNBC 7/14)
Resources for  Small Business...

With 99% of Georgia companies employing under 500, approximately 95% employ under 100.  


No small part of the state's economic lifeblood, small businesses reflect Georgia's entrepreneurial spirit and fuel job growth, as well as personal pride.


GA ranks #2 for states experiencing the largest increases in entrepreneurial activity rates over the past decade; Atlanta/Marietta/Sandy Springs tied at #2 for entrepreneurial activity by a metro area. 


Learn how the State of Georgia is supporting Georgia's various business sectors and use the Georgia small business resource directory to find what you need. Visit the website by clicking HERE

Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
 Work ON your business, not just IN your business!!!


Program Overview: 

October 21

Module 1

October 28

Module 2

November 4

Module 3

November 11

Module 4

November 18


  • SBDC GrowSmart™ graduates gain:

  • A strategic business plan with a long-term vision and strategies.

  • A mastery of key business concepts.

  • A network of entrepreneurial peers and professional resources.  


In full-day weekly sessions, learn to analyze, plan and manage your business like a seasoned CEO.


This program is facilitated by national known, Tim Fulton. 

Click HERE to learn more!

Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities... 
Provided by SCORE 
The 10 Most Effective, Least Expensive Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales in the Next 90 Days

Thursday, September 11th
1:00 PM Eastern Time

Too many businesses struggle to consistently generate leads and close sales.  They are constantly scrambling to find their next customer and close their next sale. 

Now you can take control of your own business future by implementing one of ten systematic marketing strategies to quickly increase your sales.


Learn from Wall Street Journal best-selling author and David Finkel as he not only shares with you ten powerful strategies to reliably generate leads, but he'll also share with you how to do them systematically so you sustain these efforts even when your business gets busy.


Here's what you'll learn: 

  • A simple "reactivation campaign" to get 15% or more of your old customers to come back and repurchase from you.
  • 2 Formalized referral systems to grow your client base by 25% for less than $100.
  • A little-known strategy to turn your vendors into a free sales force for your products and services.
  • How to create your "Gateway Offer" so that your customer's first purchase leads to the richest relationship for both of you.
  • How to leverage "Marque" customers, vendors, and strategic partners to radically increase conversion percentages.
  • And much more.


The bottom line is that you'll leave with one or more concrete marketing strategies you can implement that day to see a rapid increase in sales.


Click  HERE to register today!
The Secret to Getting Better Customers
1 hour


A key to success in business is attracting the right customers for your business.  Getting Better Customers is a road map for choosing, attracting and cultivating those right customers.  In this session we'll give you practical tips and tools:


*    Why More Is Not Necessarily Better

*    Who Is Your Better Customer?

*    How to Make Current Customers Better (Upsell, Cross-sell, Resell)

*    How to "Fire" (nicely) Your Deadbeat Customers

*    How to Get New Better Customers


The result? Even making a few changes can help you shift from the "squeaky wheels" that are slowing you down and help you focus on the customers who will fuel the growth you desire.


Click  HERE to learn more.
For Small Business Assistance contact: 
Andrew Carnes                                     Summer Nix
Executive Director                       Project Manager
706-712-0958                                    706-712-0953
100 S. Hamilton Street, Dalton, GA 30720
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