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When you make commitments to your customers, suppliers and employees, do you keep them? How often have you made commitments knowing they would be tough to keep? Making commitments is essential to do business, but keeping commitments is critical to winning business and building long-term rela…

I want to warn all of you, this article caters pretty much to community development nerds. But even if you aren’t one, even if you are just someone who lives in a community, you may very well be interested in hearing about something that spends money to improve your community without using y…

How often do you challenge your customers on the strategies and tactics they are using to manage and grow their small business? If your customers aren’t interested in changing their current approach, do you point out the ramifications of not changing? Challenging your customers may sound lik…

Do you have a passion for what you do to operate and grow your small business? Do you get up each day excited about going to work and getting things done? If you want to be successful in running and growing your small business, you must be passionate about the work you do.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Synergis, an IT and creative staffing firm in Alpharetta, recently helped support the March of Dimes, the nonprofit organization that fights for the health of all mothers and their children.

The Smith family is once again going full-boar Odyssey of the Mind this week at the World Finals on the Michigan State University campus.

I first heard of the Goat Farm during our recent Super Bowl when it hosted a number of music acts to help entertain some of the thousands of people that flooded our city. I thought it was just a quirky name for a music venue. Then today I read an article about its “$250 million renovation” a…

Have you considered adding new lines of business to help you grow revenue in your small business? Are you giving consideration to the pros and cons of doing this? Many small business owners think that adding a new line of business will help them increase revenue, and in most cases they are r…

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell Inc was recently named a four-time Gold Winner by the 2019 Hermes Creative Awards. The international awards competition honors creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials, marketing and communication programs as well as e…

As a small business owner, do you take time to learn new things that could help you better run and grow your small business? Do you allocate enough time in your schedule to expand your knowledge in areas that you are unfamiliar? Setting a goal to learn new things each month will allow you to…

You probably remember Braselton as the small, quaint country town somewhere northeast of Atlanta that used to be owned by actress Kim Basinger. Well, it ain’t that anymore. 

As a small business owner, how well do you know your customers? What do you do each and every day to better know your customers? Successful small businesses will cite that the key to their ongoing success is that they understand what their customers want and need. How are you facilitating th…

Since GDOT and MARTA’s release of new plans to build two express lanes in each direction up Ga. 400 with bus rapid transit stops along the way, I’ve heard cries from folks as to why they are not extending heavy rail instead. I can’t help but think that this conversation is so, like, five yea…

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Gov. Brian Kemp recounted the accomplishments of the 2019 legislative session to a packed house April 26 at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. 

Are you utilizing best practices with your employees to help them do their jobs better? Do you encourage your employees to document what they do and how they do it so that it can be shared with others? As the saying goes, “rising tides will raise all ships.” The same holds true for utilizing…

Dawson County may very well be next in line to become a county with a major mixed-use development. After watching the success of Avalon, and the construction a couple miles up Ga. 400 of Halcyon, a group called Dawson Village Partners is moving forward with its plans to build Dawson County’s…

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about things that happened yesterday?  Are you always daydreaming about what’s going to happen in the future?  You can’t change what happened in the past, nor predict what will happen in the future.  However, you can control what happens each and every day.

ATLANTA — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers held its 2018 Awards Event on March 5 at the Cobb Galleria, and 25 members of the North Fulton office were awarded for their performance during the previous year.

I suppose spring break will mean something different once the boys are grown, but right now it’s a week where the four of us get away from it all and focus on being together as a family. 

During childhood, it’s easy to get a routine eye exam when your parent or caretaker makes the appointment and ensures your arrival to the doctor’s office. 

Almost everyone has heard about “cross-training” for athletics. Cross-training for sports involves combining different exercises to work all parts of the body, which can make athletes perform better. What about cross-training for your employees? Not exercises, but training that will help the…

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Though Alpharetta and Milton are two distinct cities, they are still intertwined in the North Fulton community, and the partnership with the Milton Business Alliance and Alpharetta Business Association furthers that connectivity. That was the message given by each organizat…

As a small business owner, what are your top challenges? Every month I talk or meet with hundreds of small business owners, and lately the list of their top challenges have been pretty consistent. Here is a list of the top four:

The development scene in Atlanta has come a long way since back in the 1980s, when we were just blasting off into what many called the era of “suburban sprawl.” Business was booming and people were moving to the metro area from all over the world. 

Have you owned your small business for a long, long time? Are you doing some things now the same way you did them years ago? We are all creatures of habit, and some things are worth sticking with because they are working well. However, keeping some old-school habits may limit your opportunit…

I did not think for one second last November that I would be saying this, but mortgage rates have dropped under 4.5 percent, and if you locked a loan last fall, you should take a look at refinancing. 

As a small business owner, what are your top challenges? Every month I talk or meet with hundreds of small business owners, and lately the list of their top challenges has been pretty consistent. Here is a list of the top four:

On the west side of Atlanta in an area by the old Bellwood Quarry and near the Bankhead MARTA station, planners set in motion a new phase of the Atlanta Beltline, and construction started on two parks.