The University Of Georgia Small Business Development Center Offers Seminar In Ringgold

Monday, August 19, 2013

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present a seminar on “Finding Money for Your Small Business” in Ringgold on August 29.

This detailed session will show you step-by-step how to finance a start-up or growing business and prepare a winning package for any type of financial assistance.

Topics include different financing options such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors, and the myths and realities of grant funding.

Learn how successful borrowers pick the right financing options and make their proposals attractive to funding sources. The class will also cover how to calculate your financing needs, develop financial projections, and present your proposal in the most professional and effective way.

The class will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ringgold City Hall. The seminar is $69 for attendees; although, there are $50 scholarships available. These scholarships are limited; please call the Rome UGA SBDC office to claim a scholarship. Pre-registration is required. For more information on this class or the services offered by the Rome SBDC, please call 706/622-2006 or emailkhicks@georgiasbdc.org.


Tennessee Regulatory Authority Changes Name To Tennessee Public Utility Commission

Governor Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly approved legislation this month that changes the name of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) to the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC). The bill was sponsored by State Senator, Jack Johnson and State Representative, Pat Marsh during the 2017 Tennessee General Assembly’s legislative session and it became effective ... (click for more)

Tennessee Tax Revenue For March Released

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced Monday that Tennessee tax revenue fell short of budgeted estimates in March. March sales tax revenues reflect retail activity occurring in February, and overall March revenues were $993.6 million, which is $100.9 million less than we collected in March of 2016 and $70.1 million less than the budgeted estimate ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Surge In Revenue; Admissions Up Over 12%

Erlanger Health System reported substantial growth in revenue and effective cost management for the third quarter. Net income from operations of $8.5 million exceeded prior year by $7 million and also exceeded budget by $1.3 million.    The health system had an 8.8 percent increase in total net revenue. Officials said the quarter generated strong EBITDA (e arnings ... (click for more)

Former County Jailer Pleads "No Contest" In Cancer Faking Case

A former Hamilton County corrections officer pleaded no contest on Monday to charges that he got time off from work and donations from co-workers after he faked having cancer. Dale Daniel was granted diversion through an agreement with the district attorney's office. The charges will go off his record if he does not get into any further trouble for a year. Daniel will have ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River

The proposal to turn Hixson Pike in Riverview into a more pedestrian friendly street is more than absurd.   Let's be honest. This is the last semi-unobstructed route into town from north of the river, due to I-27 construction and the bike lane/parking lot that is North Market Street.  So, now the businesses in Riverview would like parking on this main artery? ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: New Orleans Slaps History

It was balmy and relatively quiet on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. The flowers of spring were in full flush on Canal Street and, as darkness began to cloak the city, no one was aware that a cadre of police snipers was quietly setting up in a hotel parking garage across from the Liberty Place monument. Shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday morning, a number of large trucks rumbled past ... (click for more)