May 2020
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!
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May 14: Essential PR Tools and Tactics- Elevate the Visibility of Your Business While Being Sheltered in Place

Promoting your business during the coronavirus outbreak presents unique opportunities. New technologies, subscriber lists, social media and strong digital connections are more important than ever, and more powerful than ever before. 

May 21: Don't Let Fear Steal Your Dream of Business Ownership

While no sector of the U.S. economy has remained untouched by the pending COVID-19 crisis, a recent survey conducted by a major franchise trade group, Franchise Insights', revealed some surprising results on franchisee activity in the near term, and amidst this challenging backdrop.

  • Over 54% think that “now is a good time” to start a business. 59% of respondents expect to start a business within the next three months, and another 17% within four-to-six months

  • ​The majority of respondents (39%) believe that business conditions will improve in three months, while only 24.3% expect them to worsen

  • Only 18% of the respondents indicated plans to put their business startup search on hold

June 2: 10 Principles to Running a Virtual Company Extremely Well

With the social distancing and remain-in-place orders around the country, many companies have shifted to having part or all of their staff work remotely. But most companies have never learned the keys to doing this well.

Join bestselling business author and speaker David Finkel as he shares with you how to run a successful company “virtually”.

You’ll Learn:
  • The single most important shift you must make to harvest all the benefits of “virtual”

  • 5 tips to run virtual meetings that actually get stuff done

  • How to know if your staff is actually working (most companies get this wrong)

  • How to shrink the units of accountability so that your remote team succeeds

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Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
SBDC Client Wins 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year
  Mr. Will Harris, fourth-generation cattleman and owner of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia was presented with the UGA Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by Cadence Bank, N.A., and Senior Vice President Ruby Lalani along with UGA President Jere Morehead presented it to Mr. Harris at the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach Awards luncheon in Athens. Mr. Harris became a client of the SBDC mid-2000’s. Working the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866, Harris now operates the farm in nearly the same way as well, after transforming his industrial farm into one of the largest grass-fed, pasture-raised livestock operations in the country.

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