Business In Savannah
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There’s never been a better time to start a business in Savannah. Over the course of 2017, hundreds of organizations large and small have invested in the area to provide resources, education, capital and networking opportunities. And unlike other cities that are overly saturated with startups, Savannah’s resources are easily accessible. So much so that startups from other places are moving here to take advantage of them.
Beneficial “collisions” between entrepreneurs, service providers and investors occurs daily at Bull Street Labs. (Submitted photo)
Many Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours working, thus it’s crucial that the spaces in which they work ignite productivity, alertness, and comfort.
Interior designer Amy Porch with Hansen Architects likes the windows that allow a lot of natural light in her office. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)
What is a trust? Often, when speaking to my clients about trusts, their eyes glaze over. However, without an understanding of trusts, people who hold property are missing out on opportunities to plan their estates in ways that will protect the property for their spouses and their future generations of descendants.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your business’s marketing efforts this past year? Did you get a good return on investment for every marketing dollar spent, or could resources have been used more efficiently? What did you plan on doing in 2017 that you just never got around to doing, and why didn’t you do it?
Timing is everything when you are exploring the opportunity to build or invest in property. Spring and summer are typically noted as the optimal time to build, but fall and winter may provide you with more economical value. As the current market continues to thrive, now might be the perfect time to start a construction project or invest in property. Let’s explore the reasons why now is the time.
James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., displays Nerf’s “Zombie Strike” crossbow during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Boston, where the child safety group released its annual holiday list of the 10 most hazardous toys. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
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FILE - This Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, that it will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
After retiring and settling in Savannah 22 years ago, Al Torpie knew he wanted to remain active in the business community and, during the last two decades, he’s been doing just that by helping the area’s small businesses build plans for success through his time with Savannah SCORE.
Score Savannah member Al Torpie, left, was honored by the organization and chapter chairman Michael Siegel on Monday for 20 years of service as a Score Mentor. Torpie has advised dozens of Savannah businesses and nonprofits on marketing, budgeting and planning during the last two decades through Score. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)