The Southern Shoppe closing on Broad; owner considering conversion to a booth at antique store: Julie Robinson says she “loved being part of downtown” and has enjoyed meeting “great customers” but says she’s leaving 204 Broad St. within two weeks. A closing sale is under way, including today from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. or so. For now, Robinson is thinking about converting much of the shoppe’s “Southern-style clothing, jewelry, home decor” into a booth location at one of the antique stores around town. If and when she does, she’ll bring along one of our favorites, the Poppy Hand-Crafted Corn. You’ll find continuing updates on the shoppe and what’s next by clicking Facebook.
So what’s on the way in? We hear a familiar name has made a bid to move into the spot but a few final hurdles need to be crossed first. The new occupant would be more in the office category as opposed to retail (or restaurant).
Ready, Aim, Fire! That’s the name of the class the Small Business Development Center (part of UGA) is bringing to the Rome Floyd County on Aug. 28 as part of a lunch-and-learn program. Or you can take an earlier class, set for June 5, at Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. The target marketing workshop incorporates social media channels, creating effective posts, finding marketing research and perhaps most critical, identifying a target client.Ready, Aim, Fire. Ready, Aim, Fire! is “designed for businesses 2 or more years in business with 3 or more employees. The ideal participant is a business owner or marketing manager.” The fee is $49 and includes lunch. A Dalton-area class also is forming.