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Logistics experts: Organization lessons translate to smaller businesses

With one of the biggest shipping operations in the country, Savannah is known for its port, warehouses and operating logistics. Some of the area’s best logistics experts say the lessons from the large endeavors will translate to making any size business run as successfully and efficiently as possible.



Mindee Sellers (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)



Photo by Laura Mulder, Raul Sagastegui (“Mr. Bronze”) in his workspace.

Thomas: Five ways to navigate Savannah’s zoning regulations

If you’ve ever seen one of those yellow signs posted on a building or empty lot announcing a zoning change petition, you probably know the property owner or potential owner wants to build something new or alter the current building’s purpose and must first seek permission from the governing municipality to rezone the lot.

Verner: Forming a small business in Savannah requires process

As the economy recovers, many entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity to start new businesses. According to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, the rate of new business creation is again on the rise after a five-year slump that hit its low in 2014.

Markin: Help students prepare for college by teaching them about banking

It’s that time of year. Across the country young adults are buying supplies for their dorm rooms, mapping out the route to their campuses and saying tearful goodbyes to family and friends.

A&R Logistics, Georgia Ports to partner on Savannah resin exports

A&R Logistics of Louisville, Ky., plans to open Savannah’s first export facility for plastic resins by the end of the year.

Cail: Understand differences in liability, workplace violence policies

Workplace violence is an uncomfortable and frightening risk. In an interconnected world of social media and 24-hour news coverage, we have all undoubtedly noticed a handful of these events. For every incident, such as those in Orlando and San Bernardino, there are even more occurrences of workplace violence that go uncovered by the national news front.

Ramsey: Details carry weight in office relationships

We rely heavily on text, email, voice mail and other technology to communicate with clients, coworkers, colleagues and vendors. From time to time, there remains the need and opportunity for personal contact in the workplace. Professional conduct and proper etiquette are still important in today’s world and in our interactions with others. The way offices are configured with cubicles and open work spaces, it’s impossible to completely hide from other human beings.

SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

By Joyce M. Rosenberg

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, Small Business Administration Administrator-designate, former wrestling entertainment executive, Linda McMahon testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Six months into her tenure as head of the SBA, McMahon sees the split among small business owners: they are increasingly optimistic, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are going begging. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Layoffs for Jet Aviation mean new service center for Gulfstream

General Dynamics Corps, owner of both Gulfstream Aerospace and Jet Aviation, is discontinuing its Jet Aviation finishing center in St. Louis and moving a Gulfstream service center into the spot Jet Aviation now occupies at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, according to a report published in the Belleville News-Democrat.

World’s biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 million

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Astary: Georgia Tech provides training in high-demand careers; grants available

Georgia employers spoke and the state listened.

Fields: Georgia gets new uniform power of attorney law

A power of attorney is a legal document that grants authority to an individual (the agent or attorney-in-fact) to act on behalf of another individual (the principal). Powers of attorney will contain a list of powers that the agent is authorized to exercise on behalf of the principal. The agent is often authorized to make legal and financial decisions for the principal, including paying bills, opening and closing accounts, and buying and selling real estate. As a general proposition, the agent is only authorized to exercise her powers for the benefit of the principal and has fiduciary duties to act in the principal’s best interest.

Brownlee: Learn 5 Cs of business credit

As a business consultant, I routinely help small businesses with access to capital. My role in the process is to assist with business plans, acquisition and expansion plans, strategic plans and financial projections that may be needed to accompany a funding request. Before we begin that process I always have a discussion about the 5 Cs to make sure that in addition to the business the client themselves is a worthy loan candidate.

New animal clinic breaks ground

Dog owners in Savannah are about to be introduced to a whole new level of canine care as the Von Trapp Animal Lodge broke ground on a new veterinary rehab and daycare center.

Von Trapp Animal Lodge broke ground on a new veterinary rehab and daycare center. (Special to the Savannah Morning News)

Safavieh’s $60 million Savannah expansion to create 200 new jobs

Another global company is betting on the growth of the Southeast — and Georgia’s ports in particular — for its future success.

Commissioners of Agriculture, Labor tour Savannah’s CCDS

Savannah’s Coastal Center for Developmental Services had an opportunity Tuesday to show off its award-winning employment programs for citizens with disabilities to two of the state’s top job providers.

HOS Management breaks ground on Pooler retail center

A few shovels full of dirt made history for HOS Management on Tuesday as they broke ground for the company’s first retail development, the Commons in The Village at Savannah Quarters.

HOS Management team members along with City of Pooler and Savannah Quarters officials break ground on HOS’s first retail development, the Commons in the Village at Savannah Quarters, on Tuesday. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Rhetoric over: 3-nation efforts to revise NAFTA begin

By Paul Wiseman

FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office in Washington. Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement. Five days of talks aimed at overhauling NAFTA begin Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Washington, with negotiations to follow in Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)