August 2019
Small Business Newsletter
Dear Subscriber,

Thank you for viewing the latest edition of the Dalton-Whitfield Small Business Newsletter. We hope this helps you locate the resources you need to develop and strengthen your small business. Please do not hesitate reaching out to us should you need anything!
Small Business Person of the Year Nominations
We are now taking nominations for the small business person of the year. The nomination deadline is September 23rd and the criteria and form can be found HERE . The award winner will be announced at the annual banquet.

Believe Greater Dalton 5 Year Strategic Plan
Here's an update on some of the great things happening in our community! We BELIEVE in Greater Dalton!

We’re halfway through the second year of work on the the Believe Greater Dalton 5 year strategic plan. Check out this video highlighting the continued progress and momentum—time flies when you’re having fun!

Click HERE to watch the video.
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August 22: Simple Social Media Must-Do's for Small Business Owners

For many small business owners, keeping connected with customers on social media can feel overwhelming.

In this webinar, Deluxe's Director of Social Media Strategy of Small Business Services Katie Cerney will highlight some simple social must-do’s for small business owners and share tips for keeping up with the ever-changing platforms.

August 27 : End the Year in Good Legal Standing

Businesses that operate as corporations and LLCs are subject to internal and external compliance requirements. It's important to set some time aside in the fall to revisit the status of your business and ensure you are in good standing with the state. 

In this webinar, Nellie Akalp of CorpNet will explain these compliance requirements and other necessary legal to-dos to take care of before 2019 comes to a close. 

September 12: Easy Marketing Tricks to Grow Your Business

With summer ending and the kids heading back to school, change is in the air! Fall is the perfect time to try some new tricks in your business.
Join Steve Strauss, USA TODAY senior small business columnist and founder of The Self-Employed, for a fun and informative webinar as he shares some simple and affordable marketing strategies to help move the needle.

Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
August 20: 1-Hour Workshop | Dalton
August. 27: Starting a Business | Atlanta
September 10: Entrepreneurship Series | Dalton

2019 GrowSmart
September 11, 2019. SBDC GrowSmart is a dynamic program for owners and senior managers of growing businesses. If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals.

Whether you’ve been in business for twenty years or two years, SBDC GrowSmart™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

  • A step-by-step evaluation of your business and markets.
  • A hands-on, interactive forum that promotes sharing of best practices.
  • Tools to build your business, both now and for the future.

Click here to read more.
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