August 2020
Small Business Newsletter
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Thank you for viewing the latest edition of the Dalton-Whitfield Small Business Newsletter. We hope this helps you locate the resources you need to develop and strengthen your small business. Please do not hesitate reaching out to us should you need anything!
GNTC Offering Courses at Whitfield Campus
GNTC’s Office of Economic Development is offering Basic Electrical and Intro. to PLC Programming at its Catoosa County Campus, Whitfield Murray Campus, and Floyd County Campus this fall. Limited space is available, and the cost for each course is $755 per person. Be sure to register while there’s time as seats do fill up fast. 

GNTC’s Office of Economic Development is also offering Basic Supervisor and Seasoned Supervisor training courses this fall at their Floyd County Campus and Whitfield Murray Campus. The cost for each course is $580 per person.

Please note, students will be required to wear face masks and sign necessary wavier forms prior to the start of each class in order to participate in the training program(s).
GEDIA To Locate First Southeast U.S. Site in Whitfield County Creating 200 Jobs
GEDIA Automotive Group, a family-owned international company that specializes in making state-of-the-art automotive parts, will build an advanced manufacturing facility that will begin production with a focus on parts for electric vehicles. GEDIA will invest $85 million in this project, delivering 200 jobs to the greater Dalton area.

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Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
Recorded Webinar: Reopening and Staying Open- How to Assess the Past 60 Days and Prepare for What's Next

f you’re like many businesses, you are probably working overtime to navigate the ever-changing landscape created by COVID-19. Whether you’ve already reopened or will be opening this summer, August will be an ideal time to assess what you’ve experienced already and develop a strategic plan for the rest of the year.

This session, presented by SCORE mentor Suzanne McGrath, will help business owners – including retailers and restaurants – learn from the experience they’ve had over the summer

Recorded Webinar: Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

Can your business effectively stay connected to customers while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak? With the right tools and communication plan, you can build long lasting connections with your clients and customers, from any location.

This webinar, presented by digital marketing expert Randi Penfil, will introduce free digital tools that can help business owners strengthen connections while working and managing their business remotely. 

Recorded Webinar: 10 How to Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business During a Pandemic

The coronavirus recession is unlike anything business owners have experienced before, with many businesses plunged into crisis and extreme uncertainty overnight. Unfortunately, many businesses won’t survive this crisis, but for the ones that do, there are always opportunities in crisis.

In this webinar, Ashley Micciche, a certified business exit planner and CEO of True North Retirement Advisors, will help business owners understand the value of their business today, as well as how to take advantage of the abundance of opportunities that exist for business owners to protect and grow their business value. 

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Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
Don't Get Left Waze Behind In Marketing
As a small business, you have to keep up with currently marketing trends to keep your business competitive. And like most businesses, you’re constantly looking for ways to increase your brand awareness and drive traffic to your business.

With all of the marketing opportunities available, it can be a challenge to weed out the bad opportunities from the good… especially those that show an ROI (return on investment). So, to add another advertising opportunity into the mix… and one you may or may not have thought about… let’s talk about Waze.

I’ve read quite a few articles lately on the advertising options, competition, tracking, etc. to try and vet the service as a viable marketing opportunity or now. And from what I’ve seen, if you have a brick and mortar store (especially a restaurant), Waze could definitely be a great advertising opportunity for you.
But first…

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