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Keep your business in the family

If you own a small business, you've got a lot to think about: attracting customers, holding down expenses, keeping up with trends and competitors - the list goes on and on. In short, you do everything possible to make sure your business can support your family. But if you want to keep the business in the family after you're gone, you'll need to prepare a strategy - and the sooner you start, the better.

April 10, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


What investors can learn from gardeners

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

April 03, 2008 | | Business


On Sunday liquor sales

Our city became all abuzz last week when word got out that a letter had been sent to the city requesting a referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. But, we are not alone. There are discussions going on about this very topic in our state legislation now. In fact, Senate Bills 137 and 138 would apply to retail stores as well as restaurants. It would not make the sale on Sundays legal. What it would do is allow individual communities to introduce referendums for a vote. I like to vote.

April 03, 2008 | | Business


The creative side of Station Xchange

We have been watching the progress for some time now. The Station Xchange project has gone from cleared land, to ground breaking, to hardhat only areas to opened shops. Where are they now and where are they going?

March 27, 2008 | by April Groves | Business


Smart moves can help women achieve goals

All of us face challenges in our efforts to achieve our long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But if you're a woman, the unfortunate truth is that you may have more hurdles to overcome than a man. However, knowledge is power, and as long as you are aware of what you are up against, you can take steps to boost your chances for success.

March 27, 2008 | | Business


(Almost) everything you wanted to know about bonds

In the financial world, stocks tend to get most of the attention. But if you're going to make progress toward all your long-term goals, you need to be aware of all types of investments - and bonds can be an important part of your portfolio.

March 20, 2008 | by Laura Evans | Business


Be wary of the words you use when advertising your home

"Two-bedroom, two-bath ranch in quiet, integrated neighborhood. Perfect for empty nesters wanting to scale down a bit. Brick exterior, hardwood floors, new carpet. City park within walking distance and several churches nearby."

March 20, 2008 | by Howell Haunson | Business


Franchising the Hill

First, let me go on record as saying, I could be wrong. But, I have looked through business license lists, went through a mental list and have talked to everybody I can think of that would know. After doing all that, I think I can announce the first franchise to be born in Richmond Hill.

March 20, 2008 | by April Groves | Business


Smart portfolio moves for your retirement years

For most of your working years, your investment strategies, by and large, will probably revolve around achieving sufficient growth to help you meet your long-term goals, such as college for your kids and a comfortable retirement. But once you are retired, you can't just sit back and put your investment portfolio on "autopilot."

March 13, 2008 | by Laura Evans, financial advisor for the Bryan County News | Business


Expo continues to evolve, grow

The Fourth Annual Business and Consumer Expo for Richmond Hill and Bryan County will be a similar venue as in previous years – with some new additions and a new name.

March 13, 2008 | by Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | Business


Kroger set to open March 20

After all the construction, lane closures, equipment and talk, the new Kroger is scheduled to open March 20 at 7 a.m. According to store manager Linda Hurst, this is a proud moment for everyone, especially her.

March 13, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Local pros perfect the talk

While serving in the Navy, I had the opportunity of completing a tour as an Electronics Instructor. Although mastery of the subject matter was critical, the hardest part was effectively communicating the ideas to new sailors. Most students did not have a technical background and many were fresh out of high school. In order to hone my verbal communication skills, I joined a local Toastmasters club.

March 06, 2008 | April Groves Bryan County News | Business


Protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions of dollars - that's billions, with a "b" - is lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

March 06, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Conference center conversation

There has been a great deal of rumblings lately about the conference center planned for J.F. Gregory Park. I didn't know a lot about it since I have never been to a city council meeting and I don't spend a lot of time reviewing SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) allocation. Both are things I need to rectify.

February 28, 2008 | April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Don't shortchange 401(k) when changing jobs

Your 401(k) plan can be a major source of your retirement savings. As you know, your 401(k) offers several different investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings.

February 28, 2008 | Laura Evans Financial Focus | Business


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Coastal Endodontics adds dentist

Coastal Endodontics announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff. Dr. Matthew Palazzolo, a board eligible endodontist with a certificate in Endodontics, is an active member of both the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association, according to a press release.

July 23, 2014 | | Business


Deadline near for FSA committee nominations

U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Keep homes dry to keep termites out

Dealing with termites costs over two billion dollars a year in the United States. In Georgia alone residents pay between two hundred million and three hundred million dollars for remedial control and repair of damage done by termites.

July 17, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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