JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — One of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce’s largest annual events, the Community Expo, is set for Thursday, Oct. 10.
After 12 years of coaching youth sports, I have thrown out a lot of sayings to the players on my teams. Some of them have made the cut and continue from season to season. Others land flat and get thrown by the wayside. But after this long, I have some that are tried and true and really are l…
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell’s future for boutique hotels and restaurants looks bright, according findings from a three-year retail study by NextSite, a consulting firm hired to examine the business climate for the city.
MILTON, Ga. — Dr. James Morrow of Morrow Family Medicine recently received the 2019 Distinguished Humanitarian Physician Alumni Award from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The family practice has locations in Cumming and Milton.
Are you using email marketing to keep in touch with your current customers? Do you use email marketing as a means to attract new customers? If not, you may not be on an even playing field with your competitors who are. Today, 94 percent of internet users between the ages of 18-64 send or rea…
With app-driven ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft woven into the fabric of our communities, and self-driving cars on the horizon, the Buckhead Community Improvement District inked a contract last week to incorporate the systems into a public-like transit service.
ROSWELL, Ga. — The craft brew industry had little to no foothold in the North Atlanta market 20 years ago, and now, it’s become a burgeoning business.
Plans may finally be coming together in Alpharetta for a 62-acre tech village that could now include one or two Fortune 500 companies. The site is attractive to large employers because of its proposed sense of place, mixed-use concept and because it ties into the proposed Alpha Loop.
MILTON, Ga. — Milton is banking that its new enterprise will provide a shot in the arm for the businesses of downtown Crabapple by bringing residents and outsiders to the city to drink, dine and shop.
Have you ever thought about selling your small business? A lot of small business owners fail to maximize the money they can make from their business when they sell it by not “staging” it well before they want to sell it. Staging in this context is synonymous with preparing in advance to get …
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal kind of shocked me when it stated that American incomes remained essentially flat in 2018. Our unemployment rate is at a historically low level, and as employers fight for quality employees, it should make good sense that wages would be going up. B…
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce recognized its Small Business Person of the Year and Nonprofit Leader of the Year Aug. 27 at the annual WellStar Chamber Awards Breakfast.
Veneers are one of the most versatile options to help restore a smile that is suffering from cracked, chipped, crooked, stained, or gapped front teeth. They are as durable as regular teeth and are even resistant to staining that would normally yellow natural tooth enamel.
Have you ever suffered from heartburn? That burning sensation in your chest or throat can be very unsettling. Many times, you can taste the stomach fluid in the back of your mouth. If this is something you experience more than twice a week, there’s a chance that you may have gastroesophageal…
Henry Ford has been quoted as saying “Whether you think you can or think you can’t… you’re right.” And he was right. This couldn’t be more important in starting, operating and growing a small business. So, do you think you can, or do you think you can’t?
When pressed, I’m happy to tell how I came through the near economic collapse our country went through in 2008. It’s a story about getting knocked way down only to work a hard row back up. I’m certainly proud, and I certainly had a lot of help from some great people.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — It didn’t take long for Tech Alpharetta to turn the tide on its funding contract with the city.
Roswell, Ga – North Fulton Eye Center hired Dr. Hannah Park as an Associate Ophthalmologist. Dr. Park will treat patients 14 years + of age to keep up with the growing community needs of eye care health.
How well are you doing in connecting with new prospects? Are you calling them day after day and not making contact? Are they returning your calls when you leave a voicemail?
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group, publishers of the Herald newspapers and the Dunwoody Crier, has named Carson Cook as editor for the Crier.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Hundreds of visitors wound their way past an array of some 80 exhibitors Aug. 23 for the seventh annual Alpharetta Business Association Expo held at the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta Hotel.
ATLANTA — After more than four years of negotiations and clearing regulatory hurdles, Northside Hospital and the Gwinnett Health System have completed arrangements to combine their health care operations. The merger takes effect Aug. 28.
As a small business owner, one of your top priorities should be to build and maintain relationships. How well are you doing in expanding your contact list and staying in touch with everyone? While it’s easier said than done to maintain and enhance relationships you have, the better you do th…
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta’s reputation as an office magnet increased recently when real estate investment management group Grover Corlew announced it has leased more than 45,000 square feet of space at the newly redeveloped Mansell Court complex.
I’m not sure there is really any stronger anticipation than the grueling month of waiting a college football fan goes through before the season kicks off. It’s like that drive home from picking up the family’s pizza on Friday night when you are starving and there are piping-hot pizza’s smell…
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — In an age where more and more services move online for convenience, Aladdin Travel Services CFO Richard Gerber says customers can find more offers and security in person.
Every small business has vendors and suppliers they work with to provide them with products and services. Negotiating terms is a critical component to ensure they are getting the best payment terms for what they are buying. How are you negotiating terms with your vendors and suppliers?
I was right in the middle of writing an article that would have disappointed you interest rate hawks about how the Federal Reserve’s rate cut did not translate to a direct mortgage interest rate cut. Then the president flew in with an announcement of new tariffs on China, which sent rates sinking.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Academy of General Dentistry recently announced that Dr. Brett Smith Silverma has earned the 2019 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition for his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, and participating in organized dentistry.
ROSWELL, Ga. — Local job seekers will get a little help in the coming months.
Everyone has heard the term “Elevator Pitch.” It reflects the idea that you should be able to tell someone what you do in the span of a short elevator ride. Typically, an elevator ride is between 30 seconds and one minute. Quickly telling someone what you do and the benefits of working with …
NORTH ATLANTA, Ga. — The northern suburbs food scene is attracting state-wide attention. Four restaurants in North Fulton and DeKalb counties have been named on this year’s “100 Plates Locals Love,” an annual culinary guide of the best local dishes as selected by judges throughout the state.
Luci Allen, a Milton resident and recent graduate of Cambridge High School, was one of five Atlanta area students selected as student leaders for Bank of America’s summer internship program.
As a small business owner, have you given consideration to expanding your product lines? There are many reasons why small businesses should consider adding either new products or additional lines of business. Additionally, there are both pros and cons of doing this.
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell Inc recently entered into a partnership with the North Metro Atlanta chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives. The group is a national nonprofit and partner organization of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on providing mentorship and resources …