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SBA Program Helps to Bridge the Small Business Gap

By   /  January 19, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Special to the Journal   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s national network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) plays an essential role in the economic development of their states and local communities through their direct, face-to-face counseling for small businesses, according to a report released today by the SBA.  The [...]

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Small business Saturday

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Written by Bonnie Jefferson   Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was a lesser known shopping day – Small Business Saturday. Begun last year by a credit card company, the suggested shopping day received much more coverage in the news this year than it did last year. It was a day to [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Outlook, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Be loyal, buy local “Buy Local” campaigns are common, especially around the holidays, and on the increase.  Often organized by chambers of commerce, the idea is to convince consumers to spend their money in their hometowns, versus leaving town to shop at big box retailers. According to an Institute for Local Self-Reliance survey, independent [...]

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Business: Buffet going forward with old-fashioned service

By   /  November 13, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet February 2010 will mark seven years that Albany’s Old Times Country Buffet on Dawson Road has been serving up down home vittles. It is one of eight eateries owned by Valdosta Restaurateur, Pat O’Neal, and according to Old Times Manager, B.J. Fletcher, one of the best, showing a 12 percent growth in business over [...]

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Pieces of the good old days

By   /  November 6, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Invariably, when you get in a conversation about Albany with someone that grew up here, someone is bound to start a sentence with; “I remember when …” That was part of Ron Westbrook’s thinking when he opened up Good Old Days Antiques about four months ago. Located at 202 W. Broad Ave. in the [...]

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Welcome “Back”, Carter

By   /  November 6, 2009  /  Business, News  /   Comments

Tweet Albany native and commercial real estate agent Mary Carter has come home, although technically she never left. Carter recently joined the local team at Murray Webb and Associates. Before this “move” she was with Athens-based Thomas Crane Realty. Carter worked for Crane from her home here, and was focused on retail development in the [...]

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Small Biz Profile: Harden Tree Service

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Darren Harden loves what he does for a living and when you get paid for doing what you love, then you know that you are in the right business. He learned a great deal about the business from his father, Alvin, and from removing the hundreds of trees from residential and commercial properties. Harden [...]

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