Atlanta CEO

Four Ways to Avoid Hiring Missteps

Attracting qualified candidates is a huge opportunity but also a challenge for many small business owners. Hiring the wrong candidate can be a costly burden on employers. Even when a great candidate is discovered and agrees to join your team, there are additional steps employers should take to avoid problems down the road. A resume […]

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The Talent Challenge

The growing economy is good news but also drives competition for talent. Blake Patton, Atlanta CEO Council board member, entrepreneur and managing partner of Tech Square Ventures, sees and hears everyday about the need for the development and retention of talent. “Working with partners like the Metro Chamber and TAG, we access a pipeline for […]

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Merrick Furst: Entrepreneurs – Bold Visionaries or Bean Counters?

Are entrepreneurs bold visionaries who make their dreams a reality or bean counters who test and adjust details to fit their customer’s needs? Merrick Furst, Georgia Tech Distinguished Professor and founder of Flashpoint will share his unique approach to start up success as part of our OneBigIdea Series on May 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm. […]

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Snapshot of a Day at Junior Achievement

If anyone wonders why the Atlanta CEO Council is involved in Junior Achievement, spend a day in JA’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center and you will quickly understand. At a recent update for sponsors, we heard about the impact the Center is having on students, companies and the volunteers involved. From the students dressing up as their […]

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The Co-Founder Trap – Don’t Get Caught

Many startups begin during a brainstorming session among two friends. The emotions are intense; you cannot wait to get started. 80 hour work weeks, shared failures and being broke create solidarity in purpose. But something happens when the company becomes profitable. Some partners want double the effort and some want to double their paycheck. Benevolence is not a universal […]

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