February 2018
Did You Know?
"GA scores an "A" for small business friendliness"
(Thumbtack, 10/17 )
Small Business Week Is March 19th-23rd
Join us for the 2018 Small Business Mixe r
in honor of Georgia's Small Business Week

Thursday, March 15, 2018
InventureIT | 105 Depot Street, Dalton
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free to Attend!

Be sure to bring your business cards, so you're eligible for the great door prizes to be given away!

 The UGA Small Business Development Center will also be available to assist you with your small business needs.

Camp DEM Now Taking Applications
Visit the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce website
for more
information and view the application.
Mark Your Calendars For The 2018 Business Expo
Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your business
and connect with others! Click here to apply.
Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
Monday, February 26
th & Wednesday, 28th at 2:00 P

This one-on-one learning experience offers hands on QuickBooks instruction. You will make entries directly on your laptop computer. Instead of just telling you how to do it, we encourage and guide you to navigate through the system. After registering the instructor will contact you to set up your actual appointment time.
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 28:  SBDC StartSMART (Atlanta, GA)

Click HERE to learn more!
Best Franchise Opportunities For 2018
By: Georgia SBDC
SBDC Corner
Did you know there are nearly 4,000 franchise opportunities available in North America spanning over 90 industries? Franchising is much more than fast food. Leslie Kuban of FranNet in Atlanta, GA has owned multiple franchises since 1996 and has helped over 400 first-time business owners evaluate and buy a franchise opportunity. Leslie co-authored Amazon Business Best Seller More than Just French Fries, a chronicle of 15 business thought leaders sharing insights on franchising success.

Key Elements of Training:

* Unique benefits of franchise businesses                                                      * Franchise categories enjoying growth
* Costs and financing options                                                                        *  Research strategies and resources
* How to choose the best franchise for YOU

Click  here  to read the entire post.