January 2018
Did You Know?
"GA ranks #1 among top 10 US states for aerospace manufacturing at $64B impact."
(PwC, 8/17 )
Kobayashi: Warming Hands Around the World
Georgia Department of Economic Development spotlights Kobayashi which is headquartered in Dalton, GA.  "Georgia is very pro-business. You have great corporations like The Home Depot, Coca-Cola and UPS, who are headquartered here, and there's a great talent pool to choose from. Between the small business credits, great infrastructure and temperate climate, you can't beat doing business in Georgia." - Daniel Yim, President, Kobayashi Consumer Products, LLC.

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Dalton's Willies Burger Shack Voted Best Burgers
"Sometimes the best part about living in Georgia is that big things come in small packages. Which is why when you're jonesing for a burger that will make the stars align, it's usually in the places you would least expect it. Like this tiny burger joint in North Georgia, voted for having THE best burgers.  We guarantee you won't be left unsatisfied."

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SPLOST Dollars at Work!
Here is a preview of one of the great views at our community's Haig Mill Park.  It is 
currently under construction and will be opening late summer/fall 2018.

Our SPLOST dollars at work!

Save the Date!
Community input is requested for a Community Pride focus group meeting to share creativity and ideas. This one hour session will include 3 breakout sessions how do we best tell our story to target audiences. Join us on January 23 at either 12:00 or 5:00 at the First Baptist Church.

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Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
Develop an Import/Export Business
Friday, January 19th at 9:30 PM EST

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider importing and exporting. With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world's purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business.

Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Maximizing Your Bottom Line and Building Sweat Equity
Friday, January 26
th at 9:00 A

Learn how to maximize the bottom line of your business and build on your sweat equity.
Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
The SBDC will be holding multiple classes in our area:

January 15:  Strategic Planning  (Atlanta, GA)
January 17:  Reinventing Performance Reviews (Kennesaw,  GA)
January 25: Writing Your Business Plan (Atlanta, GA)

Click HERE to learn more!
An Elf's Success
By: Georgia SBDC
SBDC Corner
Since helping Carol Aebersold and her twins, Christa Pitts and Chanda Bell launch the best-selling holiday book in 2004, the UGA Small Business Development Center has continued to provide support and guidance to the Kennesaw-based company.

" The Elf on the Shelf" story is told in homes every holiday season. An elf is sent to children's homes to monitor who is naughty or nice. The elf hides in various spots each night and might get into some mischief, depending on the home.

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