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Doing business in Greece gets easier, but still not easy enough

The reforms implemented in recent years with the aim of reducing bureaucracy in Greece appear to be paying off, as the country has improved its ranking in the latest Doing Business chart from 65th to 61st position among 189 countries. Greece had originall… … Full News here – Latest News

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New Athens business invites you to Escape the Space

New Athens business invites you to Escape the Space While on vacation about a month ago in Orlando, Athens resident Andrew Brasher took part in an unusual real-time activity modeled on the popular computer game Escape the Room. Participants break out of a locked space by utilizing clues they discover … Full News here – Read […]

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New Athens business appeals to 'vaping' enthusiasts

New Athens business appeals to 'vaping' enthusiasts The Habersham County native is so enthused about the emerging e-cigarette and vaporizer revolution that he's opened Peace Pipe Vapors stores in Athens and Demorest. Besides offering e-cigarettes, vaporizers and accessories, Peace Pipe Vapors touts … Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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Athens Small Business Summit takes place at Classic Center

Athens Small Business Summit takes place at Classic Center Summit attendees will find valuable resources, experienced speakers, multiple networking opportunities and a wide selection of educational breakout sessions. The event is organized by Athens-based business consulting firm StartStrategic and presented … Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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Athens area business owners adjust to Spring Break lull

Athens area business owners adjust to Spring Break lull According to DoSomething.org, more than a million college-age students leave their campuses for locales like Daytona Beach and Panama City, Fla., South Padre Island, Texas, and Cancun, Mexico, for a week of sun, fun and an abundance of adult … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Leaving Athens to Take Over the Family Business

Leaving Athens to Take Over the Family Business Its owner today is Napoleon Zaglis who, in 1995, decided one night to quit his job at a multinational corporation, leave Athens and return to his ancestral village to follow the family trade. “Everyone at my work place knew that there was a Napoleon … Full News […]

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Athens Small Business Summit to return with Global Soap Project founder

Athens Small Business Summit to return with Global Soap Project founder The networking, job fair and resource summit for Athens area businesses will be held April 24. Its keynote speaker will be Derreck Kayongo, a Ugandan refugee who built a multi-million dollar nonprofit that reprocesses partially used hotel soap to send … Full News here […]

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Business Profile: Unruly Chocolates

Business Profile: Unruly Chocolates Why are you doing this in Athens? Wes Unruh, the chocolatier of Unruly Chocolates moved to the Athens area in the summer of 2013, after his wife accepted a position at the University of Georgia. Impressed with the entrepreneurial nature of Athens and … Full News here – Read more on Patch.com

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Half of brokerage firms have gone out of business

Half of the brokerage companies operating in the boom period of the Greek stock market, 1999-2000, have shut down. Of the 89 firms in 2001 just 45 are still running 12 years on. At the start of the recession in 2008, there were 61 firms in business. Howev… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/26/2013: Front Page: How business owners escape punishment

REALITY CHECK Chinese media are abuzz these days with stories about the phenomenon of the “ding zui,” which literally means “substitute criminal,” as suspicions are growing that rich or influential people found guilty of various offenses are hiring… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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How business owners escape punishment

Chinese media are abuzz these days with stories about the phenomenon of the “ding zui,” which literally means “substitute criminal,” as suspicions are growing that rich or influential people found guilty of various offenses are hiring doubles to serve the… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/18/2013: Front Page: AXDW: Trends, hype and business too

With fashion events having become something of a rarity in debt-stricken Greece over the last few years, news of an organized effort promoting the local scene’s talent and business can only be considered good. The latest edition of the Athens Xclusive… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Rebound to end business credit crunch

The end of the recession expected in 2014 will signal the credit sector’s return to supporting entrepreneurship in Greece, according to the general director for corporate banking at the National Bank of Greece, Dimitris Dimopoulos. Dimopoulos said that Na… … Full News here – Latest News

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Business sentiment improved in September

After two months of decline, the economic climate index of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) showed a recovery in September, boosted by the industry and construction sectors, which posted a notable improvement. Business expectatio… … Full News here – Latest News

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For Greek mainstream parties, it’s still business as usual

It almost defies reason. Six years into a wrenching recession and amid heavy speculation of a snap election next year, Greece’s mainstream parties are still locked in a self-destructive business-as-usual mode. The survival of the power-sharing government … … Full News here – Latest News

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