Thursday, May 24, 2012

Commissioner Liz Hausmann Joins Advisory Board of Community Approvals


Community Approvals, Inc. (formerly Information System Integrators, Inc. and providers of FLIPSFilm) is proud to announce Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann has joined our Advisory Board. As a well respected government leader, she will bring additional insight into how we can better serve government communities, improve economic development and generate revenues for communities.

“The entertainment business, particularly the film industry, represents an expanding market in Georgia.  Allowing for companies to provide services that make it easier and more attractive to do business in our state is a win win.  I am very pleased to join the Advisory Board of a growing company that will bring more jobs to Georgia” said Commissioner Hausmann.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Business Friendly Post in 5 23 12 AJC

A great post today in the Guest Column of Atlanta Journal Constitution (page A14) .  Sander Daniels, co-founder of Thumbtack.com and the Kauffman Foundation, surveyed over 6,000 small businesses about community "friendliness" toward small businesses.  The results were suprising!

It wasn't tax and federal regulations that matter most to small businesses, "the message was overwhelming: professional licensing regulations were almost twice as important to small businesses as are tax related regulations."  Many of the repondents cited special license regulations, "months long permitting" and ease of complying with community regulations as big factors that create the friendliness of communities toward small businesses!

In the article, they describe "we heard small business owners pining not for less government, but for smarter government".  States and communities with the friendliest ratings had coherent and consistently enforced licensing regulations (as well as well  publicized training and networking programs.)

Georgia was rated as a "B" (middle of the pack) for licensing regulations, but improvements can be made.

We agree whole heartedly!  Streamlining the ability to conduct business with governments, especially time sensitive film/TV productions, is critical.  More and more communities and businesses are learning technology can play an important role in creating smarter business relations with the result of more economic development and jobs.

Well done, Sander!  His company (www.thumbtack.com) provides a service to hire help from local, pre-screened businesses.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Local Vendors Discover FLIPSFilm

Local Vendors Discover FLIPSFilm

Here's another short animation that highlights the vendor benefits of using FLIPSFilm to promote their products and services within FLIPSFilm.

Hope you enjoy it.  We appreciate (most) feedback! 

(My wife reluctantly did the voice for these - so I hope my encouragement to her was ok!)

Animation - Producers Discover FLIPSFilm

Film/TV Producers Discover FLIPSFilm

This is a humorous short animation about the "AHA" moment for film/TV producers who discover FLIPSFilm and its benefits for them.

Check it out and let us hear your comments, please.