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GrowSmart Series to Help Small Business Owners

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Whether in business for two years or twenty years, many small business owners are so busy working IN the business, they neglect working ON it.  The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Clayton State University is bringing GrowSmart to Fayette County for the fourth time.

SBDC’s GrowSmart gives business owners the steps, tools, and strategies to grow.  In five weeks (August 4 – September 1, 2015), business owners will learn how to analyze and manage a business like a seasoned CEO by combining the latest ideas with timeless business principles.

“GrowSmart graduates gain so much from the program that many times they send their managers the next year.  They leave the program with a definite action plan that positions their businesses for the next level of growth,” says Alisa Kirk, Area Director, Clayton State University SBDC.

GrowSmart is designed for leaders of companies with at least two years of successful operation, at least one non-owner employee, and annual revenues of $200,000 or more.  To enhance the experience, registration is limited to 20 participants.

GrowSmart will be held at Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) located at 200 Courthouse Square in Fayetteville.  The program fee of $895 per person includes weekly networking breakfasts, lunches and course materials.  There are a limited number of partial scholarships, given on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit our website at: www.georgiasbdc.org/growsmart or contact Cheryl Greenerl at 678-466-5100 or morrow@georgiasbdc.org

Georgia Ranked #4 in Nation for Small Business Friendliness

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Thumbtack.com’s Small Business Sentiment Survey recently ranked Georgia as having the fourth best environment in the nation for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  The survey found that Georgia’s business owners felt overwhelming optimistic about the future, and over 80 percent of small businesses expect their revenues will increase. The survey also showed that businesses in Southern states are more optimistic than their counterparts in other parts of the country.

Georgia also earned a grade of A- for its overall friendliness to small business.

With almost 98% of the businesses in Georgia employing less than 100 people, we celebrate this good news!

https://www.thumbtack.com/ga/#/2014/1

SBDC @ Clayton State Offers “Starting a Business” Workshop

Monday, June 15th, 2015

If you are considering starting your own business, attending this workshop is a crucial first step.  Workshop to be held at Clayton State Peachtree City campus Thursday, July 9 from 5-8 p.m. and is only $69.

Take advantage of the resources the SBDC provides to small business owners – the success of your business could depend on it!

Starting a Business Flyer July 9, 2015

Chamber Members Recognized on Fortune 500 List

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Twenty five Fayette Chamber members were recognized in this year’s Fortune 500 list, the annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks the top 500 closely held and public corporations by gross revenue.  This year marks the 61st year of the lists’ publication.

The following Fayette Chamber members made this year’s prestigious list:

AT&T  (12)
Verizon  (15)
JP Morgan Chase  (21)
Home Depot  (33)
State Farm Insurance Cos.  (41)
Comcast  (43)
FedEx   (65)
Morgan Stanley  (82)
Allstate  (89)
Massachusetts Mutual Life (parent company of Arch Advisory Group)  (94)
Publix Super Markets  (101)
Northwestern Mutual   (109)
Southern Company (parent company of Georgia Power)   (163)
PNC Financial Services Group  (192)
Farmers Insurance Exchange  (264)
First Data   (265)
BB&T Corp.  (292)
SunTrust Banks (327)
American Family Insurance Group (358)
NCR (412)
Tractor Supply   (460)
AGL Resources (465)
Kelly Services  (471)
Regions Financial (479)
Wyndham Worldwide (497)

 

Upcoming SBDC Classes to Improve Business

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Small business chamber members have a great partner to help improve business and grow business skills – SBDC, the Small Business Development Center at Clayton State University and campuses around metro Atlanta.  SBDC provides consulting and continuing education to small businesses and owners. Upcoming classes and programs offered are: Quickbooks Basics, Starting a Business, Medical Practice Profit Drivers, HR101 for Small Business, and more.  Check out all upcoming programs and sign up for one today!

CLICK HERE for all SBDC Classroom Training calendars.  You may attend a class at any location, but if looking for class offerings at Clayton State Campus, select “Morrow“.

FCBOE RFP Furniture for Middle & High School Media Centers

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. This solicitation is also posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry.

 

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FCBOE RFP for Furniture for Elementary School Media Centers

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Please see the attached Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. This solicitation is also posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry.

 

 

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FCBOE RFQ for Network Calling Cabling Projects

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Please see the attached solicitation. This can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please feel free to forward this to any interested party or vendor. Thank you in advance for your consideration and participation.

 

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FCBOE RFQ for Science Lab Furniture

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Please see the attached solicitation. This can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please feel free to forward this to any interested party or vendor. Thank you in advance for your consideration and participation.

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FCBOE RFG for Copy Paper for Warehouse Stock

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Please see the attached solicitation. This can also be located on our website (www.fcboe.org) under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards. Please feel free to forward this to any interested party or vendor. Thank you in advance for your consideration and participation.

 

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