Susan and Bob's Business Experience
1970

Started a new business providing packaging services to local brewery's. Stitching and assembly of returnable beer cases.

1973
Started new business manufacturing wood pallets, later became Madison County Wood Products. 


1975

Purchased a business distributing  corrugated boxes and packaging supplies to movers. 


1980

Purchased a business manufacturing set up gift boxes.  


1985

Started a new business manufacturing corrugated boxes and interior packaging. Operating as a corrugated sheet plant.


1986

Started a new business marketing a complete line of packaging materials. (Tapes, cushioning material, strapping, boxes and bags)  


1989

Became a partner in an Export packing, crating and shipping company. 


1990

Helped start a full service hair a beauty salon. Business grew from 4 employees to 22 employees by the 10th year.


1992
Started a new Retail Packaging, mailing and shipping store.


2000
Helped start an Egg Donor Agency. Worked with Fertility Centers and Intended parents throughout the world. Built a dats base of over 800 donors.

2015

Started a traditional Small Business Consulting company.


2018
Small business Consultant and Mentor for small business owners.  AMG Partnered with SMALLBIZ.

DR. Richard Block
BIO
Richard joined AMG Business Solutions in January 2015. Richard is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Physics. He earned a MD degree at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He has practiced for 25 years and was managing partner of the practice during those years and was responsible for marketing of the practice before retiring in 1997.  Since 2010, Richard has been Ambassador/Diplomate for the Douglas County Chamber, the Cobb County Chamber, the Paulding County Chamber and the Carrollton County Chamber. He has been on the Board of 5 Business Associations, serving as President in 2017 for the South Cobb Business Association. In 2016, Richard was President elect of the Vinings Business Association. He has served as Membership Director for the Smyrna Business Association, West Cobb Business Association and the South Cobb Business Association. Richard currently resides in Douglasville with his wife Rozanna. He also has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren that live in Atlanta. When not working, Richard enjoys playing and teaching golf. He retired in June 2018 as a PGA Teaching Professional.

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Douglasville, GA 30134

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​Susan and Robert (Bob) Ondr
BIO
Bob and Susan Ondr founded AMG Benefit Group in 1970 and AMG Business Solutions in January 2015.  Bob is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship in 1970. Susan earned a Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Missouri -Columbia in 1970.  Since then Bob and Susan have  owned and managed 21 small businesses. These businesses include manufacturing wood pallets and corrugated boxes, retail packaging and shipping store, a full-service hair salon among other retail and service businesses. Bob also served on the Board of the Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters. Today, they spend their time  using their experience to help other small business owners find solutions to problems they face daily while running their own business. Bob and Susan currently reside in Douglasville, Ga. They have  2 grown children and 4 grandchildren that live in Atlanta. When not working, Bob and Susan enjoy spending time with their family and volunteering at church. ​​
 

No matter how experienced and qualified you are as a business owner, at some point you can feel overwhelmed. There are always going to be too many things to do, too many decisions to make , too many deadlines and not enough time to fit it all in. AMG understand these challenges and has established tested and proven solutions that will help you. Just about every business owner has, at one time or another, experienced the challenges listed here:

  1. Managing the transition from entrepreneur to business owner — There’s a world of difference between starting a business from scratch and growing an existing operation. Small-business owners must switch gears as they take on marketing, branding, financial management, and other duties. A big challenge is realizing that your responsibilities now apply around the clock vs. 40 hours a week (back when you had a “normal” job).
  2. Being your own boss — In previous positions, you most likely answered to someone else. Now you’re the boss, with responsibility for handling everything related to the business. This means making a total commitment, sometimes at the expense of your personal life (family and friends).
  3. Focusing on the big picture — With so much to do when running a business, it’s easy to get “lost in the swamp” of small details and lose sight of the real goals of your company. The ability to develop a vision for the future is essential for long-term success, even when pressing daily tasks take your eye off the ball.
  4. Learning how to delegate — Not having time for strategic thinking is directly related to many business owners’ inability to delegate tasks they really don’t have time to do themselves. In the startup phase, most entrepreneurs handle everything on their own. Transitioning out of the “if you want something done right, do it yourself” mind-set can be difficult.
  5. Hiring and leading employees — Feeling comfortable enough to delegate requires hiring the right staff for your business. Smart, dedicated workers are what every business needs, but the time and expense involved in the hiring process can be daunting. Even when you recruit the right people, there’s still the challenge of effective leadership. As an employer, you must be able to motivate others, resolve conflicts, delegate efficiently, and stay on top of the messy details involved in working with others.
  6. Staying motivated. You work long hours, including evenings, weekends, and vacations. All of your time, energy, resources, and even your health seem to go into keeping the business alive and kicking. Chances are, there’s no one around to thank you for all this effort. It’s up to you to remain motivated for the challenges — and rewards — ahead.
  7. Making tough decisions. From the time you start the enterprise to the moment you sell it or move on, the decisions you make can involve thousands of dollars and affect the lives of other people. Some decisions will turn out badly; others will move your business to the next level. The experience will likely make you a better person and stronger leader.
  8. Facing risk. Every business venture involves risk. Not everyone has the stomach for this kind of thing — but you wouldn’t have built the business you have today without believing in yourself and your ability to confront and overcome risk.
  9. Balancing work and family. There’s an elusive work-life balance out there, though many small-business owners can’t seem to find it. You build a business in order to enjoy life, but the demands of the enterprise often keep you from doing so. Having the right people in place and knowing how to delegate is often the best answer. (See above.)
  10. Knowing how to handle money. Many business owners don’t have a steady income; with ups and downs in revenue come fluctuations in your personal financial picture. You need to be skilled in sustaining cash flow. Without a strong business plan, you won’t necessarily know where the next dollar is coming from. Bad debts and slow collection are constant issues. Knowing when to spend money for expansion or equipment upgrades also requires skill.

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