April 2021
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!
Dalton Innovation Accelerator (DIA) Offers Resources to Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Have you downloaded the Dalton Innovation Accelerator toolkit? It's available in English & Spanish on their website under resources.

Thinking about starting a business in Dalton? Schedule a FREE consultation today by messaging us or calling Lauren Holverson at 706-508-3242. 

To visit their website click here.
Just-In-Time Premiere
"It’s been a tough year for all of us. We are extremely GRATEFUL to live in a strong community of Daltonians. There’s just something truly special about this place. It’s the people. We are as tough as they come! So we made a short film to capture the essence of Dalton and our people. We hope it inspires you! Better days ahead! We’re proud to call Dalton home! We couldn’t be more excited about the future!"

Click here to view the video.
Northwest Georgia Regional Vanpool Study
The purpose of this Northwest Georgia Regional Vanpool Study is to determine the feasibility of a Vanpool program linking commuters from similar origins to similar destinations throughout the 15-county region.

This study benefits three major groups: residents who live and work in Northwest Georgia, zero car households seeking employment opportunities in the region, and major employers in the region.
Input received from the surveys and other outreach efforts will be used to determine how a vanpool program in Northwest Georgia could operate and best serve the residents of the region.

Your feedback is vital to this study’s success!
If you would like to participate, please visit the website, www.ruralga.org. Links are provided for employers and employees and are available in English and Spanish.
Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
Recorded Webinar: What The Most Successful Businesses Are Doing In 2021- Trends You'll Want to Jump on Now

Wondering what’s next for your business in 2021? 

Join us for a conversation with Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBizDaily, Ross Herosian, Founder & CEO of Tricycle Creative, and Blake Clark, Global Vice President of Software Advice, about continuing patterns, new small business trends, and the biggest changes that will impact your business this year.

You’ll discover:
  • How small and midsize businesses adapted and survived in 2020 (and what you can emulate)
  • Patterns from 2020 that persist in 2021 and what’s changed about them
  • What customers are expecting this year
  • Where digital commerce and contactless experiences are headed and what to do about it
  • New trends to watch out for now, in the latter half of 2021, and beyond 

Recorded Webinar: Shoestring 5 Steps to Build Your Platform and Stand Out in a Noisy world

Speaking is one of the most powerful ways to build and grow your business. By implementing Story, Stage and Scale, you will achieve a greater reach than you could have ever imagined.

This empowering webinar, presented by Founder and CEO of Advance Your Reach Pete Vargas, will teach the five critical steps you need to implement to begin leveraging stages and using your story to scale your business.

You’ll learn about:
  • How to get clear on the problem you solve and the people you serve
  • The keys to crafting a clear and compelling message that makes people want to work with you
  • How to get10X the revenues from every platform you speak on
  • How many platforms exist and where your ideal platforms lie
  • What to sell to your ideal audience so they can go further with you beyond the platform
This lesson is not just for speakers, but entrepreneurs, organizations and nonprofits that are looking for a powerful medium to grow their business.

Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
SBDC Response and Recovery
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has 18 offices across the state, covering every county, with consultants available to assist small business owners as they respond and recover. The links provided below offer quick links to some of the resources and information related to including cash flow, payroll, marketing and the effect on your business operations.

In addition to the list of resources available on this page, our business consultants have put together a guide for small businesses. “Conquering a Business Crisis” is a checklist for businesses navigating through current circumstances.

Please consider us a resource to assist you during these challenging times let us know how we can be of service. You can find and connect with your local UGA SBDC office or send a message to our State Office in Athens. Many of our offices are working remotely, so if you do call and get a voicemail, we will work to return your call as soon as possible.

Click here to read more.
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