We were very fortunate to have a contact at the Technology Association of Georgia introduce us to a pilot program that could take our business concerns and provide valuable research, manpower, and expertise. And surprisingly, all of this wonderful information is free!
The National Center for Economic Gardening was formed under the Edward Lowe Foundation, which strives to encourage entrepreneurship and establish strategies for economic growth. The Economic Gardening team uses innovative development techniques to ensure second-stage companies have the information necessary to support and develop their emerging business. And since Savannah doesn’t have an Economic Gardening Program, Bastille Metal Works was selected to participate in the Pilot Program to see if Savannah could benefit from this type of opportunity.
We established 3 main areas we wanted information on: Measuring the goals of healthy business practices, SEO optimization, and enhancing customer engagement opportunities. We are just beginning to work with the Economic Gardening team, but we’ve already gained lots of valuable insight. Each member of the TAG team has expertise in a given field and works to provide research, ideas, and information to help businesses to continue to grow in a planned and deliberate manner. Unlike a consulting firm, they don’t provide a report with a list of recommendations. What they do provide is a more valuable resource, collaborative research and resources for Bastille’s growing market.