SMALL BUSINESS BANNER:                                      February 2016
Did You Know?

GA ranks #4 in US for best environment for small business and entrepreneurs and earned an A- grade for overall friendliness to small business.
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Discover resources offered by the State of Georgia:
Sustainable Corrugated To Create 62 Jobs, Invest $15 Million In Dalton-Whitfield

The Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority announced that Sustainable Corrugated, a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co., will create 62 jobs and invest $15 million into a corrugated sheets manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County. Development on the plant site is already in progress.
For more information, click  HERE.
Small Business Week Is Coming 
While 99% of Georgia's companies are considered small businesses (employing less than 500), they are anything but small.

With more than 700,000 small businesses registered in the state, these companies contribute greatly to Georgia's economy and are a big reason why we have been named America's #1 State for Business 3 years in a row 
(Site Selection, 2015).

For more information about the program, click HERE .

Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
Ask the CPA! Tax Advice for Small Businesses
Thursday, February 18th at 1:00 PM EST

You've got tax questions. We've got tax answers! With the fast-approaching April 15 deadline to pay federal taxes, please join us for this timely SCORE LIVE Webinar when we'll be answering your questions regarding tax preparations for small businesses!

Free of Charge: For more information or to register click HERE.
 Safeguarding Yourself Against Identity Theft and Fraudulent Tax Filings
Tuesday, February 23rd at 1:00 PM EST

Identity theft poses a threat to individuals, as most people are well aware. But it also presents challenges to businesses and organizations which may unwittingly be the victim of the theft of employee data.

In this SCORE LIVE Webinar, presenter Martha O'Gorman with Liberty Tax Service will look at past ID theft cases and provide tips that businesses and consumers can use to better protect their personal information.

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: 

February 24: Digital Marketing Boot Camp (Atlanta, GA)
February 26: StartSMART Series (Carrollton, GA)

 Click HERE to learn more!
To Grow Or Not To Grow
By: Georgia SBDC

Starting a business is a tough challenge, but there is a tougher one - growing that business successfully. In the company's beginning, you are doing most of the work, you make the decisions, and you have more control. Starting a business indeed requires long hours and lots of sacrifices, but growing the business is another great effort that requires different talents and skills.

Click here to read the entire post. 
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