Education remains close to heart of BOBA President and CEO Dr. Eric W. Barton with involvement in higher education, Maryville College

Education has always remained close to the heart of Business Owners Benefits Association President and CEO Dr. Eric W. Barton, and while Dr. Barton continuously strives to give back to his community, he is especially honored to give back to higher education through local liberal arts institution Maryville College. Dr. Barton has recently joined the Maryville College Class of 2016 Board of Directors, where Barton and his distinguished colleagues serve for the betterment and continual growth of the college and its students. “I am so blessed to be able to serve…

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BOBA Partners with Peak Technical Institute to Offer Professional Development Opportunities

Evolving to stay on track with its mission and better serve its members, Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA) has recently partnered with world-renowned Peak Technical Institute to offer education and professional development opportunities as one of its four key BOBA Service Areas. BOBA holds monthly member meetings, including networking and information sharing opportunities. BOBA members can also attend professional development and customized training seminars covering a variety of industry topics, including Communication Skills in the Workplace, Conflict Resolution, Dining for Business and more. BOBA utilizes Jason King, Program Director and…

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BOBA Founder and Owner Dr. Eric W. Barton Utilizes Doctoral Degree, Small Business Experience to Provide Best for U.S. Small Businesses

Small business advocate Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA) is proud to announce that Founder, Owner, CEO and successful entrepreneur Dr. Eric W. Barton recently received his doctoral degree in business administration with a specialization in leadership from Walden University as a way to offer practical experience to help growing small businesses thrive around the country. Dr. Barton’s dissertation, “Perceived Best Practices of Small Business Executives in War Zones,” builds upon Barton’s practical experience overseas leading his small businesses and startups maintaining profitability for over a decade. With a deemed “outstanding…

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DREAM…BUILD…WITH THE POWER OF MANY

When small business owners have the tools needed to build their dreams, everyone wins! They employ more than 130 million Americans, they create 60% to 80% of all net new jobs annually, and they bring in the largest amount of revenue. Small business owners drive the success of the U.S. economy. Despite increased health care insurance rates, banking restrictions and fees, and workforce changes, they still endure so they can build their dream. At Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA), we have the privilege of providing the tools small business owners…

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Vanquish Worldwide Announces President and CEO Eric W. Barton Receives Doctorate Degree

Vanquish Worldwide and Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, is pleased to announce Founder, President and CEO Eric W. Barton received his doctorate degree in business administration with a specialization in leadership from Walden University on July 16, 2016, building upon his dream of becoming a well-rounded entrepreneur and offering practical experience to other growing small businesses around the country. Dr. Barton’s dissertation, “Perceived Best Practices of Small Business Executives in War Zones,” builds upon Barton’s practical experience overseas single-handedly helping his small businesses and startups, including…

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Business Owners Benefits Association gearing up for Smoky Mountain Air Show Return

Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA) and staff are gearing up for their upcoming sponsorship and support of the long-awaited Smoky Mountain Air Show on April 16-17 at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN. BOBA, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned national membership-based association headquartered in Blount County, offers solutions to small business owners, nonprofit leaders and municipalities who are interested in reducing costs, controlling risk and staying on top of compliance issues associated with operating their business or organization. BOBA’s value added solutions include credit card payment processing, payroll administration, energy savings, 360°…

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Knoxville Chamber Partners with Business Owners Benefits Association

The Knoxville Chamber is excited to announce the launch of a sponsorship with Maryville-based Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA). BOBA will now serve as the Chamber’s Official Small Business Services Sponsor. “We are excited about the partnership and opportunity to expand our relationship with the Chamber and Knoxville’s business community,” says Eric W. Barton, owner & CEO of BOBA. “Both BOBA and the Knoxville Chamber have proven success when it comes to business growth initiatives and economic achievements for area businesses, so a partnership seemed natural.” [caption id="attachment_8611" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jim…

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