July 2018
Did You Know?
"Georgia ranks #5 in US for greatest number of women-owned firms"
(American Express OPEN, 11/17 )
Now Accepting Nominations for 2018

Visit our website to access the nomination form.
Northwest Georgia Inland Port to Open in August 
We are very fortunate to have the new inland port being built in our neighboring county. It is an excellent economic driver for our existing and prospective industry as it is region and state wide. We've already seen a great amount of project activity since the announcement of coming to Murray County and look forward to the opening!

"It's estimated that each container roundtrip moved via the inland port will offset 710 truck miles on Georgia highways."

Click  here to learn more.
Construction Underway For Hanwha Q CELLS
Are you interested in a new career opportunity?

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is assisting Hanwha Q CELLS to recruit workers for its new facility that is locating in Carbondale Business Park. Click the link below to view the available career opportunities. More postings will be available in the coming months.

Click here  to access job postings. 
Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
10 Steps to a Home Based Business
Friday, August 10th  
at 1:00 PM EST

Starting a Home Based Business? Here's 10 things you need to know!!
Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Mini Business Plan- A Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success
Friday, August 17th 
at 9:30 AM EST

This workshop focuses on the components of a successful business plan.
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:

August  14:  10 Steps To Build An Effective Sales Pipeline (Atlanta, GA)
August  15: How To Create A Killer Social Strategy (Kennesaw, GA)

Click HERE to learn more!
How A Smiley Face In The Right Place Can Improve Audience Engagement 
By: Georgia SBDC
SBDC Corner
Smirky face, fist bump, high five, dancing emoji, etc. At some point or another... you've used an emoji. And if you haven't, you can't ignore them any longer-emoji are here to stay. They gravitated towards social media and now they're a regular fixture even in email communications (even though you won't find emoji images in the Dictionary... yet). Over 92% of internet population communicate with emojis with 84% of women and 75% of men believe emoji describe their feelings better than words. Who knew?!

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