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Ruth King & Dana Barrett

In the guest chair:

Ruth King, CEO of Profitability Revolution joined Dana to discuss small business profitability and tips for understanding the accounting side of your business.

Profitability Revolution provides a one stop, video resource to serve the needs of small businesses via the users’ mobile device and/or computer.

In the headlines:

  • The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau posted a list of 10 romantic dinner spots here in Atlanta just in time for Valentine’s Day.
  • Delta Airlines has donated $1 million bucks to the Atlanta Zoo. It’s their biggest donation to the Zoo to date and the money gets matched by The Woodruff Foundation, netting the Zoo $2 mil.
  • Developer, Scott Leventhal has broken ground on his new high rise apartment tower next to Piedmont Park and is comparing the area to the Upper West Side in NYC.
  • Sidecar, a competitor to Uber and Lyft is rolling out it’s same day package delivery service nationwide.
  • Raving Brands and Moe’s Southwest Grill Co-Founder, Martin Sprock has been found NOT guilty of fraud against some of his franchisees.
  • Taylor Swift is making biz headlines again for defending her trademarks against some Etsy crafters who were using her lyrics to make a profit.
  • Deloitte is the first of the Big Four accounting firms to put a woman in the top job. Cathy Engelbert, 50, is now CEO. She has been with the company for 29 years.

Other stuff:

Get the inside scoop on Amazon and how founder, Jeff Bezos took the online company from bookseller to a store with limitless selection. Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of THE EVERYTHING STORE: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone on Monday, March 9th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.