SMALL BUSINESS BANNER:                                      November 2015
Did You Know?

GA ranks #1 (third year running) in US for best state for business.
(Site Selection, 11/2015)

Discover resources offered by the State of Georgia:
Small Business Person of the Year 2015

Each year the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, recognizes an outstanding Small Business Leader in our community. 

Bob Caperton of Barrett Properties and Alarm City was honored as the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year at the Chamber's 75th Anniversary Gala on October 1st.

To read the rest of the story, click HERE.

Challenger Industries, recognized as a global leader in synthetic turf and environmentally friendly artificial grass, announce their plans for a new 42 acre campus in Dalton, Ga. Phase 1 of their plan will include the construction of a new 250,000 sq ft plant which will combine their sales department, manufacturing and distribution space under one roof.

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Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
5 Bedrocks of Building an Effective Online Presence
Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 PM EDT

What are the pieces that are needed to help your online business be an immense success? It begins, of course, with offering a product or services that customers need and want to buy. But without a well-developed web strategy, your online business may not achieve its full potential in terms of visitors and revenue.
Join to learn about the five factors which need to be integrated into a successful - and profitable - online presence: credible website design, online directories and reviews, search engine rankings, social media, and mobile.

Free of Charge: For more information or to register click HERE.
Smart Financial Management
Thursday, December 2nd at 2:00 PM EDT

Join us for Part 3 of our free webinar series, "Accelerating Your Business Growth": "Smart Financial Management", presented by AnyMeeting together with Comcast Business and SCORE. 

Financial discipline is an important foundation for business growth. Learn more about working with financial statements, financial ratios, cash flow forecasts, and trusted advisors to drive and fund your business's growth.

Free of Charge: For more information or to register click HERE
How to Get Discovered With or Without a Website
Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 PM EDT

Although a website is an anchor for many companies to conduct business online, it's not the only way for prospective customers to discover your company and make a buying-decisions. In fact, in many cases, your website may be the last place where people first find your company.
Social networks, SEO/SEM, offline media, and your local presence all serve to introduce your company to interested-customers. And while an impressive, effective website is all-important, so too, is investing in other ways for customers to discover your company.

Free of Charge: For more information or to register click HERE
Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
The SBDC will be holding multiple classes in our area: 

November 20: Women's Business Expo (Atlanta, GA)
November 20: Develop an Import/Export Business Part 1 &2 (Atlanta, GA)
December 2: Woman-Owned Business Expo and Luncheon (Atlanta, GA)

 Click HERE to learn more!
3 Ways for an Entrepreneur to Stay Sane, Healthy, and Successful
By: Georgia SBDC

Running business can be stressful enough to drive just about anyone crazy. Here's how to keep your sanity and be successful.
1. Admit it: Running a Startup is Scary
2. Create a culture of openness in your office
3. Reach Out When You Need Help, and When Others Need Help
An organization can only be as strong as its leader-so for the sake of your company's success, take care of yourself!

Click here to read the entire post. 
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