Georgia Business Radio Episode 026

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Andy Fried, Business Consultant
Kennesaw State University, SBDC

Andy Fried has over thirty years experience in the financial, retail and real estate sectors. He began his career as a CPA with Laventhol and Horwath in New York. In 1984, Mr. Fried became owner and President of a retail business with locations throughout the New York tri-state area. Andy sold his retail interests and moved to Atlanta where he became an owner, manager and agent of commercial real estate properties. Andy has been a business consultant at the KSU SBDC for nine years.

Inaugural program at the KSU SBDC “Cracking the Code”. How does the SBDC work with existing small businesses or people planning to launch a business. Is there a cost for one to one consulting services?

Scott Morchower, Associate
KW Commercial Atlanta Perimeter

A professional career of hands on results and many years of relationship building has helped build a professional portfolio in a cross section of business arenas including Entrepreneur, Commercial Real Estate, Non-Profit Management, Education, Technology, Natural Medicine, Women’s Apparel Importing and Manufacturing. As a lifetime business professional, there are not many areas or business arenas I have not performed or been involved with at some point or another. Sales and Marketing are my strengths, while also understanding that you cant get anywhere if there aren’t processes in place for follow through and execution. My Sales, Business Management, Marketing, Sales Management, and Training successes are a result of working with positive supporting teams to get results. I am passionate about building and managing teams through example and setting goals. In today’s fast pace business environment, you have to be capable of wearing several hats simultaneously, while juggling multiple balls in the air without the drama.
My philosophy is you can’t get what you want without helping others get what they want.

Commercial Real Estate market in Atlanta.
1. Challenges to doing your own leasing as a tenant and why you should have representation.
2. Why a seller should list a property with a broker vs trying to do it themselves

KW Commercial Personal Website

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Pat Mahony, Principal
Mahony Communications

Pat Mahony, owner of Mahony Communications, is a career marketer and journalist specializing in marketing strategy and development for technology, telecom, renewable energy and non-profit organizations. As a former newspaper bureau chief, she has bylined thousands of articles and photographs and received two awards from the Associated Press for reporting. Additionally, she has held positions in radio news, fundraising, public relations, graphic design and volunteer management. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Importance of hiring journalists for content development in today’s market.
Need to consider renewables such as solar and other efficiencies in the development and design of Gig Cities and Gig Developments (campus area networks).
Excitement and growth of Atlanta’s startup community.

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Georgia Business Radio hosted by:
Rich Casanova

Interviewing industry leaders throughout Georgia each week live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.

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