Business After Hours; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce networking event; 5:30 p.m., Red Hugh's Irish Pub; free; call Terra Carroll at (706) 821-1318.
Creating a Business Plan For Success; one-hour seminar with emphasis on knowing customers and competitors; 8 a.m., Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce; free; call (803) 641-1111.
Tuesday: Starting Your Own Business; seminar by Augusta Small Business Development Center focusing on the traits of successful entrepreneurs, market research and legal structures; 6 p.m., 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40, call (706) 737-1790
July 11: Starting Your Own Business; seminar by Augusta Small Business Development Center focusing on the traits of successful entrepreneurs, market research and legal structures; 6 p.m., 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40; call (706) 737-1790
ATLANTA - Jose Antonio Blanco left Mexico 20 years ago to work cleaning the floors in a relative's Chicago supermarket. Today, he employs 22 people in his own 10,000-square-foot supermarket in suburban Doraville, which brought in $3 million last year.
Tricia Hensley had a good job keeping the books at her husband's granite countertop company, but it wasn't her passion.
For Dr. Peter F. White, Augusta represents a gold mine of opportunity.
After graduating from college three years ago, Dino Dakuras' illusions about entering the business world were quickly shattered after he took a job in copier sales.
Mike Newman used to think he had business in his blood.
Sometimes she wears a long coat; sometimes she wears a bikini. No matter what she wears, the mannequin in front of Teresa Tuten's gift shop almost always gets a second look from Central Avenue motorists. And that's the point. With little to spend on advertising, Ms. Tuten relies on the plastic blonde to lure customers to Teresa's Treasures, the antique and novelty shop she opened nine months ago.