Lots of professionals are now supplementing their income as freelancers or striking out on their own altogether. No doubt some of those people are running businesses with their friends, even though that can be fraught with challenges, according to workplace expert Brandon Smith. He says building a business relationship with a friend requires a ton of conversation up front to set roles, expectations and ways to handle conflict.
The biggest shopping day of the year comes as a mixed blessing for many Georgia-owned small businesses. Shoppers line for deals, for sure. But many are looking for the biggest sales on big ticket TV's and computers at big box stores, national chains and malls.