Tags: Local business

Unconventional Small Business Strategy: Athens Skate Shop Gets Creative

Sebastian Uhde is an Athens native and owner of Earthcruzerz longboards. His shop opened last April and has been growing ever since — bringing in new customers like Jesse Conrad. “It was awesome. Sebastian was super helpful and it was really nice of him to make some time,” said Conrad who recently took up longboarding…

Local Business Owners Weigh in on 2016 Election

Georgia was just ranked the best state in which to do business for the 4th year in a row. On Wednesday, Site Selection announced its annual rankings for the most “business-friendly” state. This makes the economy an even bigger election issue here. Many small businesses worry about the effects of the election on their own companies…

Local businesses react to Selig Enterprises plan cancellation

–Reported by Lindsay Tuman Selig Enterprises has withdrawn their proposal to build a shopping center next to downtown Athens. The plan was announced two years ago this November. The proposed site was at Oconee Street and East Broad. The backlash at the proposal was swift, especially against the planned Walmart.  Locals didn’t like the…