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Female veterans to receive help in business formation

When a United States veteran returns from active duty, he or she can face difficulty returning to the workforce. In many cases, the knowledge and skills acquired through military service are highly specialized, and do not translate well into domestic employment options. However, many who complete military service are able and eager to start their own business ventures in the state of Georgia. One newly launched program aims to assist female military veterans with the process of business formation.

Burger 21 set to open new franchise restaurant in Georgia

Many entrepreneurs enter into franchise agreements each year, in the hopes that opening a franchise will prove a sound business investment. Now, someone is bringing one such franchise to the Atlanta, Georgia area in the form of a Burger 21 restaurant. This will mark the first franchised restaurant under this brand in our region. Many Georgia residents may be familiar with The Melting Pot, which is owned by the same individuals who founded Burger 21.

Georgia company violates federal provisions for overtime pay

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes provisions concerning wages, and employers are expected to follow these regulations. When companies fail to do so, they may face legal action by their employees. A company in based in Carrollton, Georgia recently had to pay $226,000 in back wages to contractors they hired, which included overtime pay and regular wages.

Atlanta tech start-ups may need business formation help

Atlanta is quickly becoming a popular place for entrepreneurs looking to start a tech company. The low cost of living and doing business, along with available resources, are attracting business owners in the technology industry. Currently, our city does not even rank in the top 10 for tech start-ups, but many here are determined to change that. As more entrepreneurs are choosing Atlanta as the place to start their companies, they may benefit from getting assistance with business formation.

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