September 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!
Last Chance to Submit Your Small Business Person of the Year Nominations
We are now taking nominations for the small business person of the year. The nomination deadline is next Monday, September 23rd and the criteria and form can be found HERE . The award winner will be announced at the annual banquet on November 12th.

Dalton-Whitfield Spotlight in Georgia Trend
"Manufacturing is who we are and what we do. We make things here in Dalton. Lens wipes and silicone scrubbers, rugs and clay pigeons, frisbee golf discs, solar panels and non-permanent Lego glue, it's all made in Dalton."

Check out September's edition of Georgia Trend here !
Dalton State Adds Engineering Technology Degree
A Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology has been approved at Dalton State! This degree will give students the skills needed to fill many industry jobs, strengthening our local workforce.

Learn more about this addition here !
Georgia Northwestern Offering Training Courses
GNTC  offers short-term, focused training for professional or personal growth through the Office of Continuing Education.

Upcoming Offerings:

1.First Aid, CPR, AED:
This course is offered September 30 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at GNTC Whitfield-Murray Campus. The deadline for registration is September 25.

2.Contractor License Renewal Courses:
GNTC will offer three and six-hour classes for GEORGIA CONTRACTORS to satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal of current Georgia licenses. These courses will be offered at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus (September 16 – 17) and Walker County Campus (September 23 – 24).

3.HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical Contractor License Renewal Courses: four-hour classes for HVAC, PLUMBING, & ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS to satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal of current Georgia licenses. These courses will be offered at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus (September 26, October 3, October 10), Walker County Campus (October 17, September 26, October 24), and Whitfield Murray Campus (October 24).

Registration Contact:
For more information, visit their website or contact the Office of Continuing Education. Mardi Jackson | | 706-295-6958
Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
September 26 : Best Practices for Building a Winning Website
 Your website is often the first impression a person has of your business. Is your website a good representation of your company – or does it miss the mark?

In this webinar presented by digital marketing expert Sherry Bonelli, you’ll learn what to consider and implement as you build or update your website.

October 15: Does Google Love My Business? How to Rule in Local Search

Do you want your small business to be found online locally? Does search engine optimization seem too complicated and time-consuming?

In this webinar, presented by Noah Turner with Deluxe, we will focus on how to optimize your business presence for local searches. We will take a step-by-step look at how you can be found in your local area and why that matters.

Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
September 24: Writing a Business Plan | Dalton
October 15: Small Business Loans - Step By Step | Atlanta
October 16: Understanding Your Web Traffic | Dalton
October 16: Spice Up Your Holiday Marketing | Athens

SBDC Guidance Leads Veteran-Owned Business To Larger Contracts
Navy veteran Frank Brown leads his three-year-old Columbus company, IPCE LLC, by four core values: integrity, quality, care and service. Additionally, he encourages his team members to learn something new every day, advice that he, too, follows. These practices, along with tapping into the business knowledge offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, have led his company to rapid growth and success.

Click here to read more.
Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority | 706-278-7373 | Website