March 2017
Did You Know?
Georgia ranks #4 in top states for small business financing.
(NerdWallet, 1 /16)
GA's Small Business Week
Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed the third week in March a GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS WEEK- March 13-17, 2017.
Greater Dalton Chamber's 2017 Business Expo
It's that time of year again.  Sign up for the Business Expo today! Email this form to Beth Morrison and claim your spot:
Family Frameworks Venture Out 2017
Family Frameworks is partnering with Downtown Dalton to launch their new #VentureOut2017 event, Venture Race.  The list of small business' participating is continuously growing.  Venture Out and support our local community on Saturday, April 15th. 

Click here to apply. 
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The State of Search 2017
Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:00 PM EST

Google is constantly changing, so what can you expect in the new year?

Find out the new trends in Google search and how business owners and marketers can optimize their PPC strategies to reach their prospective customers.

Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Easy Steps to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back
Thursday, March 23rd at 1:00 PM EST

As a business owner, it's all too common to feel you have to choose between your personal life and the success of your business. But the surprising truth is that the only way to truly scale and grow your company is to reduce its reliance on you .

Join Wall Street Journal bestselling author and successful entrepreneur  David Finkel to learn a proven formula to grow your business without sacrificing your life.

Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Analyze This ... Market Research Made Easy 
By: Georgia SBDC
SBDC Corner
One of the most important steps in starting a new business is conducting a thorough market analysis. This analysis will serve as a basis for a marketing plan and also should support your sales projections. Market analysis and research are critical to the success of any business venture, but it seems to offer one of the greatest challenges for clients involved in a start up.

Simply stated, the market analysis or market research should yield answers to these very basic questions. Is there demand for my product or service? Who will buy my product or service? What price will they be willing to pay? Where are customers located and how many of them are there? Is the market over saturated? Who will be my competition? Why will customers do business with me instead of my competition? What does the future look like for the industry?

Would you not want the answers to these and other questions prior to investing time and money in a new business venture? The following is a simple list of steps you can follow in order to evaluate a market prior to entry. Try one or all.

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