New signs already up at Bistro 208: Bob Blumberg and his associates didn’t waste any time in getting the new name on 208 Broad St. The switch from Seasons to Bistro 208 was pretty quick. One special item to note: Check the I in “Bistro.” They’re using a wine glass (Malbec inside?) to make it a little different. A closer look is to the right. For more, click Facebook. Also: Background
The Small Business Development Center has a busy winter, spring ahead for those in search of ways to grow their businesses. For more on each, call the center at 706-622-2006 or visit the Facebook page.
Jan. 23: Buy Sell Hold: Maximize your efforts when buying or selling a business. Prepare yourself and the next generation to hold onto your business. For existing business owners or seriously considering. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1-4 p.m.| Rome. $49
Jan. 25: Starting a Business: Learn basic business knowledge such as, the proper structure for your business, the cost of going into business, marketing strategies, For anyone seriously considering going into business or 0-2 years in business. Friday, Jan. 25, or March 8, 9 a.m.-noon.| Rome. $69
Jan. 30: Good to Grow: Gain skills in food safety, business planning, marketing tactics, finance strategy, harvesting your crop. For
growers in business or looking to start. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Rome. $49, lunch included
Feb. 19-March 19: GrowSMART: If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals. Combining the latest ideas with timeless principles, GrowSmart will propel your business forward. For owners and senior managers of businesses with annual revenue of $300,000-plus 3-plus years in successful operation. Key Takeaways:
-Strategic, personalized business tactical pan
-Mastery of key business concept
-Network of entrepreneurial peers
Meets every Tuesday for five weeks, starts Feb. 19, 9am – 4pm | Cartersville. $895 early bird discount available!
March 21: Digital Marketing Workshop: Build Your Roadmap. How to use digital platforms to grow your business such as, email marketing, social media, video. For anyone
currently in business. Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m. – noon | Rome. $99
Reminders for today: Rome Floyd Chamber’s Pre-Legislative Breakfast at Sweet P’s at the Palladium (fairgrounds) at 8 a.m.; ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Redmond Urgent Care-West Rome at 10 a.m.