ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The coronavirus pandemic has crippled certain industries, but with millions of Americans now working and learning from home, teleconferencing has boomed. Two major providers in the trade — Zoom and PGi — are both based in Alpharetta and have seen a spike in usage of their s…
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions as the Fulton County Board of Education held its first ever virtual meeting March 19.
The Fulton County Board of Education is discussing the possibility of re-opening schools the Monday after the district’s planned spring break, if the threat of coronavirus ends.
NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — With social distancing the new norm, businesses throughout the country are trimming operations.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — After permitting problems threw the future of Nell’s Produce Market into question, patrons of the longtime Newtown establishment rallied to their support.
Whether it’s a natural disaster, a criminal incident such as a mass shooting or fraud, or even a global pandemic, every business — no matter the size — will at some point experience an event which could have a substantial impact on its survival.
Are your top performers getting promoted based on the ongoing results they are achieving? Do you have a promotion model in place that encourages your employees to work hard to earn more status and money? Promoting your best performers is beneficial in many ways, including creating a culture …
As a small business owner that works long hours each day, are you carving out some time to keep in shape? Do you allocate time in your busy schedule to work out and get some physical fitness? Staying physically fit will help you stay mentally fit and enable you to do a better job in running …
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Toyota Financial Services will open a new office in Alpharetta to become the company’s East Dealer Service Center. The investment of more than $8 million will bring 150 new jobs to area, state officials said.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Delta Community Credit Union’s John’s Creek location has a new branch manager, Carisa Buffington.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Northside Hospital has acquired three ChoiceOne Urgent Care of Gwinnett facilities, expanding its presence in Gwinnett County.
Are you having challenges managing your technology in your small business? Do computer problems or issues with software and printers take up too much of your time? Most small business owners rely heavily on technology to run their business, and it is very important that they manage and main…
While most downtown areas are typically considered “entertainment” districts, none in Atlanta really compare to what Tyler Perry is cooking up on and around the 330 acres he bought near Fort McPherson in 2015. He’s putting the “entertainment” in entertainment district.
ROSWELL, Ga. — One of Roswell’s most anticipated developments is now officially underway.
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Gov. Brian Kemp announced late March 2 that Georgia’s first cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have been confirmed.
Are you constantly doing one thing after another in running your small business? Are things “slipping through the cracks” and not getting done on time because you are juggling so many things at once? Is your workday getting longer and longer trying to get everything done?
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — InterContinental Hotels Group celebrated the grand opening of its first EVEN Hotel in Georgia Feb. 18 directly across from Avalon in Alpharetta.
Are you getting all your tasks and activities completed each day? Do you feel that you don’t have enough time to get all your work done? Are things slipping through the cracks and not getting done? Maintaining and managing a to-do list can help you get more done and help you to focus on your…
Many years ago and right out of college I worked for a good ol’ boy who owned a successful home remodeling company. We’d get to the job site on a blustery morning, the kind where the wind feels like tiny icicles stabbing through your clothes, knowing that we were outside all day. Before we c…
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A North Fulton native is looking to shake up the digital advertisement game.
Are you meeting your customer’s expectations? Are your customers satisfied? Existing customers are the source of current revenue, future sales and referrals to others. Statistics indicate that it is six to seven times more expensive to attract a new customer than it is to sell an existing cu…
I was talking to a client last week who works at the CDC and was doing data analysis on the coronavirus that has swept China. She had heard mortgage rates were really low and was asking about a refinance. I blew her mind when I told her the low rates were in large part due to the virus.
MILTON, Ga. — A staple of downtown Crabapple will soon close with the owners of Laurel & May announcing the company will shut its doors for good March 14. The company, which began as Mugs on Milton in Alpharetta, has been in operation since 2014 in several capacities.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Brian Iroff, owner of Iroff’s Jewelers in Alpharetta, recently announced that “All Facets Gemological Corp” of New York will be visiting their store for three days on Feb. 13-15, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Are you achieving your sales objectives and personal goals? Do you lead your company in performance? Have you ever thought about what makes a top performer successful? In my 40 years in the business world, I have admired and learned from top performers and have concluded that all of them hav…
MILTON, Ga. — The Milton Business Alliance is steering a new course under new leadership.
If you are tired of looking at traffic along I-285 and Ga. 400, I have a solution: Watch GDOT’s new video of its planned managed express lanes. There is very little traffic in those videos.
Are you having trouble attracting new customers? Have you ever wished you could convey your message to a lot of potential customers at the same time? Conducting seminars is a very productive way to save time and attract new customers.
Do you attend networking events as part of your weekly routine? How many networking events are you going to each month? Attending networking events should be a top priority for small business owners because they can help generate a lot of new business leads.
Do you understand your customers? Are you aware of their priorities and interests? Have you reached out to them in a formal way to research what is keeping them awake at night?
Henry County officials have shown they are hungry for new, large-scale projects that will complement its close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson and Atlanta Motor Speedway. The county is starting the new decade off with a bang as a $250 million residential development was just submitted for re…
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A decade ago, Vic Macchio started a business in his Johns Creek home with little more than an idea — that there is a smarter way for businesses to manage their corporate dining expenses.
You’ve all seen the cranes moving throughout the metro area. And throughout this year, you will see new office doors opening.
Is your sales team generating enough new leads each day to meet their sales objectives? Lead generation is the starting point for growing sales and keeping a steady stream of qualified leads in your pipeline will ensure that you will continue to grow your small business.
MILTON, Ga. — McGraw & Associates with Harry Norman Realtors recently welcomed Brittany McGraw as one of the newest members of the team.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce has announced the volunteer officers and Board of Directors for 2020.
COLUMBUS, Ga.— Synovus Mortgage has announced the arrival of veteran Atlanta originator Silvia Taylor and the Taylor mortgage team. The Taylor team originated more than $225 million in loans in 2018 and is a top lender for local homebuilders and a preferred lender with builders and developer…
Are you happy with how many times you are turning your inventory? Have you run out of certain items that are in demand? Are you overstocked with other items that haven’t sold in a while?