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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


Internet marketing in Bryan

I had the wonderful experience of attending the 2nd annual BlogSavannah UnConference on Friday. Topics ranged from Blogging 101 to Working Mommy Bloggers.

February 14, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Exposing business to consumers

While driving down Daniel Siding last week, I came across a young man in the ditch. He was not alone - his car was with him. As I drove by, I noticed that he was just standing there. I expected to see him on a cell phone calling for help. What if he didn't have a phone? The road leading to Waterford Landing is not the most traveled road in town during the week in the middle of the day. So, I stopped. Sure enough - no phone. I offered my phone so that he could rally reinforcements. Someone was on ...

February 06, 2008 | April Groves | Business


Questions to ask yourself as you near retirement

Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it.

February 06, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Will presidential election year affect investors?

As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?

January 30, 2008 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Help available for small businesses in Bryan County

Say what you want, but you would have a hard time convincing me that Bryan County is not built on small business owners. They are the backbone of this community's economy. These are people we know, live next door to, participate in civic actives with and hopefully support when our needs match with their products and services.

January 30, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Take advantage of financial education

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.

January 23, 2008 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Coming soon, Camellia Street Village

Right now, it is little more than a small sales trailer right off of Hwy 144 east of I-95. However, Tidewater Real Estate, LLC plans to turn it into the commercial condominium development, Camellia Street Village. Those plans are very close to becoming reality.

January 23, 2008 | By April Groves Bryan Business | Business


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Business Briefs for Aug. 20

Quality rated:Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool recently became the first child-care center in Bryan County to become Quality Rated.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State tax collections up over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


Ports Authority sets record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Richmond Hill to hear request on RH Plantation change

Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Business


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