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How to help women-owned small businesses

In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which - if any - of the government's 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.

March 01, 2008 | Steve Preston Special to Effingham Herald | Business


Hospital hits high marks in compliance in several areas

Effingham Hospital board of trustees members received a report reflecting a score of 90 percent compliance with several established benchmarks from the director of quality and patient safety at their meeting Tuesday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SJ/C Home Health earns elite status

St. Joseph's/Candler Home Health has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU workshop to show employees how to be leaders in business

The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University is offering a workshop that will show employees how to apply leadership principles even if they are not a business owner or manager.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Johnson joins Spine and Sport

Spine and Sport welcomes new certified personal trainer Billy Johnson. Johnson has a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University with an emphasis in exercise programming and recreation. He has 12 years of fitness experience and specialized sports training. He has trained clients from high school through professional athletes for many different sports.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


This Valentine's Day, give a present with a future

Any Valentine's Day gift is thoughtful. Still, most of these presents have fairly short shelf lives - flowers fade, chocolates get eaten and those little candy hearts that say "Be Mine" get stale. This year, why not give your special valentine a gift that keeps on giving for years to come?

February 28, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to host business startup workshops

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held during the month of February from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings Feb. 7 and 21 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St. in Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives sponsor these events.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to offer business leader workshop

Georgia Southern University is offering a non-credit business leadership course at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Port boasts 20 percent increase

ATLANTA - The Georgia Ports Authority announced at its board meeting Monday in Atlanta more than 2.6 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers) were handled through the Port of Savannah in calendar year 2007, which represents a 20.6-percent increase and a new record for Georgia.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Legal seminar for business owners, managers

Business owners and managers are invited to attend a legal seminar in Brunswick that will address how supervisors should deal with an employee who has filed a harassment claim.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Corporations across state alerted to potential scam

ATLANTA - Recently, an entity calling itself "Georgia Corporate Compliance" mailed solicitations entitled "Annual Minutes Disclosure Statement" to numerous Georgia corporations. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the Georgia corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Georgia corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


When can you start tapping into retirement income?

When you retire, it would be convenient if all your expenses were to "retire" as well. But they won't. In fact, you'll likely need between 80 percent and 100 percent of your pre-retirement income to maintain your standard of living in retirement. And you may even need more, depending on what you plan to do during your retirement years. So, well before you retire, ask yourself a couple of key questions: Where will the money come from? And when can I get at it?

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Credit Union gets new name, logo

Fort Stewart Georgia Federal Credit Union celebrated its 43rd birthday in 2007 and entered its 44th year with several changes.

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


5 questions to ask yourself as you approach retirement

Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it.

February 14, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Coastal Georgia Center to hold QuickBooks seminar

A series of three workshops entitled "Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks" will be held during the month of February. They will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The first part of the series will be on Feb. 5, the second part of the series will be on Feb. 12 and the last part of the series will be on Feb. 19.

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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