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Your business. Take charge.
A blog by the Kennesaw SBDC and others dedicated to
helping small businesses in Georgia succeed.

Did you know the Georgia SBDC Network has helped small business owners create almost 7 times more jobs than the average Georgia business, with a 29.6 percent increase in sales growth? The SBDC assists entrepreneurs grow their business by provided no-cost, confidential one-to-one consulting and offering a wide variety of low-cost educational programs.


What’s with the social madness?

06/11/2013  - Victoria Pickens, student assistant, Kennesaw SBDC


Social media has been on a rapid rampage for years and today it is the main focal point of most businesses. Have you ever wondered why this is? Being a part of this “madness” not only allows a business to stay in the loop, but creates a way for constant promotion and contact with consumers. Social media as a whole has not only morphed its way into society, but into the world of entrepreneurs as a whole.  So here is the question you must ask yourself: Have YOU joined this madness? Are you in the playing field or still sitting on the sidelines?           

Speaking of madness, what’s the real deal behind it? Well, I will give you the 411 on this new and upcoming ordeal. Social Madness is allowing those with competitive personalities shine. The idea behind this contest is to allow businesses of all sizes to compete based upon who has the best social media engagement.  With scores being updates throughout the day, companies are able to see how they stack up against their biggest competitors.  As of today out top scorers include America’s Best Franchising Group (Small), Corus360 (Medium), and Amrep, Inc (Large).


With each round, new winners are recognized for their elite use of social media.

So are you ready to join this social madness? Are you a business who goes through great lengths to promote social media? If you answered yes, this might just be for you.


To join this ever growing contest please visit and sign up! The use of social media is predicted to continue to grow as time passes. Don’t miss out on a fun, easy, and smart way to stay in contact with the rest of the world. It’s time to join in with this “social madness”.



Victoria Pickens is currently a rising senior studying Exercise and Health Science at Kennesaw State University. After graduation, she hopes to fulfil her dream of working with in the field of cardiac rehab. Originally from Gwinnett County, she currently lives in the Kennesaw area working at Kennesaw Small Business Development Center as their student assistant. Victoria loves to spend her free time in the outdoors hiking or in the gym. Her passion for health and nutrition is what drives her in he studies.





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04/23/2013 by Kay Remar, Business Consultant, University of Georgia SBDC, reprinted from Athens Online,


A big shout out to our own Andy Fried, 2013 Georgia Consultant of the Year




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and the University of Georgia. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Drew Tonsmeire, Director, KSU SBDC,
Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, #3303, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or 470-578-6450.


All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.





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