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Business Planning

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    How to Overcome Four Hurdles to Growth

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  • Manufacturing Opportunities in Georgia
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    Georgia Small Business: Manufacturing Opportunities

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    SunTrust Bank Chief Economist Gregory Miller discusses Georgia's economic landscape, as well as opportunities and challenges for your business.

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Entrepreneurship 101: Alexa's Top Tips to Start Your Own Company

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Whether you’re considering opening your own shop on Etsy or starting a full-blown startup, I’ll share the ten most powerful things I’ve learned about starting my own business. Read More

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Why I Gave Up Job Security to Go Freelance

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It’s not always simple, but the payoff could be a job that you love and a work-life balance that could not be possible in a traditional work arrangement Read More

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What is Business Credit, and How Do You Build It?

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Whether you’re a business owner or simply dream of striking out on your own one day, read on to find out how business credit differs from personal credit, why its so important, and how to establish it for your own company Read More

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Florida Focus: Opportunity for Healthcare, Minority-Owned Businesses

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Florida brings opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses, as well as small business healthcare practices Read More

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Global Trade: Numbers You Need to Know

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To grow your business profits and stay competitive in today’s marketplace, you might need to consider global opportunities for sourcing or selling. Read More

Growth Sweet Spot
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Five Steps to Finding Your Growth "Sweet Spot"

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The growth “sweet spot” is the path that optimizes opportunities and achieves profitability quickly – all without exceeding your tolerance for risk. Read More

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Key Steps for Retirement and Transition Planning

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Transition planning starts with asking the right questions and forming a strong advisory team to meet personal and financial objectives Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Four Key Questions for Your Business

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Fraud Tip: Implement Disaster Planning

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If you’re like many small business owners, you more than likely do not have a business continuity plan that ensures your company will survive a disaster or unexpected event. Read More

Three Must-Haves for Your Business Plan
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Three Must-Haves for Your Business Plan

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Writing a business plan focuses on three elements: financial projections, competitive analysis and management biographies. Read More

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Unique Business Model Drastically Reduces Distributor's Overhead Costs

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Simplifying its business model helped one warehouse distribution company reduce overhead costs, grow its business and pass on savings to its customers. Read More

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Consultant Profile: Where is Your Competitive Advantage?

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Consulting firm finds success by focusing on a niche market, maximizing productivity and taking the proper steps to secure funding. Read More

Build Relationships
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Build Relationships and Explore Financing Options to Access Capital

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To fund growth, new jobs and capital expenditures, small business owners need access to capital. Read More

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Case Study: Using SBA 7(a) Program for Management Buyouts

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The 7(a) SBA loan program is designed to allow small business access to financing that will sustain and support a transfer and sale of business equity. Read More

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Automating Procure to Pay to Improve Liquidity

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Corporate executives are sharpening their focus on operational, back office efficiencies as a source of savings and liquidity. One are that has been a major focus of this effort: the Accounts Payable process. Read More

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10 Mistakes to Avoid when Financing your Business

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Learn about 10 financing mistakes you don't have to make. Read More

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Why the Time is Now for a Strategic Growth Plan

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Business owners with a written plan are much more likely to show growth goal achievement Read More

12 Financing Options for Growing Your Business
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12 Financing Options for Growing Your Business

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When it comes time to expand your business, there are a variety of financing options to consider. Read More

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Seven Ways to Control Your Business in a Challenging Economy

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Most businesses are affected in some way by economic uncertainty — including your suppliers, customers and competitors. Many small business owners face opportunities and threats seemingly at the same time. Read More

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Maximize Your Profits with a Monthly Budget

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As a business owner, it is your job to manage expenses, and successful owners keep very close tabs on where their cash goes every month. Read More

Implement Expense Budgets to Improve Cash Flow
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Twelve Ways to Improve Cash Flow by Controlling Expenses

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To aid in cost-cutting efforts, SunTrust shares 12 actions you can take to manage expenses and generate more cash and profits in a short period Read More

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To learn about how SunTrust Online Cash Manager products can help your business, call 800.382.3232