March 2014 Features

  • Georgia Heritage Continues Expansion

    March 31, 2014

    The good news for Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is that most people need financial products and services. The bad news is that many people do not know what a “credit union” is or the difference between a credit union and a bank.

  • Is America in the Midst of a High Tech Entrepreneurship Boom?

    March 28, 2014

    If you read the business press, you probably think the answer is yes. The popular media is full of stories about start-ups like Facebook, Groupon, Instagram, Linkedin, Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp, Yelp, and Zinga. American entrepreneurs are starting high tech companies at a feverish pace, the media experts say.

  • You Should Question Assumptions When You Are Successful

    March 26, 2014

    It’s easy for small business owners to question assumptions and themselves when they are failing. But at that point, it may be too late to fundamentally make changes that can turn their company around. The success rate goes up if the owner questions assumptions when things are going well.

  • Visit Savannah Gears Up for a Banner Year

    March 25, 2014

    Visit Savannah, Savannah’s CVB and tourism arm of the city’s chamber of commerce, is an industry leader in destination marketing.

  • Employees to Employers: Mind Your Own Business

    March 24, 2014

    How much can employers inquire about employees or have a say in their actions on and off the job? The staff of a small business can easily grow into a family of sorts, but this doesn’t give the employer the right to act as the patriarch. The trend, as evidenced by laws, court decisions and administrative rulings, seems to be toward less involvement of employers in the lives of their workers.

  • The Kennickell Group Approaching 125 Years in Business

    March 20, 2014

    The Kennickell Group, founded in 1892, provides print, international fulfillment, signage, point-of-purchase materials, and marketing services for global businesses through their two Savannah locations, and has partnerships with companies in 30+ countries. This storied history offers plenty to reflect on, and even more to live up to.

  • The Link Between Thought Leadership & LinkedIn

    March 19, 2014

    The topic of thought leadership has been hot and heavy over the last year or two. Often discussed, speculated about and outright claimed by some, it is among the more misunderstood business concepts.

  • Fewer Students Plan to Become Business Owners

    March 17, 2014

    College students are more concerned with making money now than they were before the start of the Great Recession, research by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) at UCLA, reveals. Maybe that’s self-evident. But here’s a more surprising finding: The fraction of students intending to become business owners has also declined since 2007.

  • Outsourced Product Development Gaining Popularity Among Small Businesses

    March 12, 2014

    A great product idea alone is no guarantee of success for an entrepreneur. The time taken to develop a product and take it to market within reasonable costs is a key aspect.

  • Ameris Bank to acquire The Coastal Bank

    March 11, 2014

    Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Ameris will acquire Coastal Bankshares, Inc., the parent company of The Coastal Bank.

  • The Power of Thinking Big, But Starting Small

    March 10, 2014

    How did Google manage to come out of nowhere? And how did it grow to reach$58 billion in annual revenues in 2013 — all in under two decades?

  • It All Begins With Your LinkedIn Profile

    March 07, 2014

    LinkedIn is the best place for business professionals to post information about themselves, regardless of your discipline. As a business professional, regardless of what your function is, you need to be findable to those in your field.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Activity Reverses its Two-Month Decline

    March 05, 2014

    Georgia manufacturing activity reversed an anemic performance with a strong boost in new orders and production for February, which offset the doubledigit losses in the prior two months, according to a study released by Kennesaw State University.

  • Conference on Cutting-Edge Port Tech Coming to Savannah

    March 04, 2014

    The International Port & Terminal Technology Conference and Exhibition is coming to Savannah, Ga., May 20-21. The Georgia Ports Authority and MCI Media will present the conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

  • Sam McCachern & Mitchell Bohannon on Thomas & Hutton's "Changing of the Guard"

    March 03, 2014

    Mitchell Bohannon will be stepping down as CEO this month after leading the firm for the past seven years. During his tenure as CEO, Bohannon successfully guided the firm through many challenges including the Great Recession and the largest housing collapse since the Great Depression.