SBS Featured Friday meetings are hosted by Phillip Saxton. Mr. Saxton says, “Business owners need an organization that is dedicated to their success. It is absolutely necessary for business owners to grow, be encouraged and interact with fellow business owners to discuss ideas and challenges of day to day operations.”
SBS Featured Friday is a small business networking group that meets each Friday at 8am. We started our meetings in Dacula, GA and after several years, moved to The 1818 Club in Duluth Georgia. Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, we started having Zoom meetings. Later in 2021, along with our Zoom meetings, we will have in person gatherings.
Over the years, hundreds of business owners have benefited from attending our weekly one hour meetings. Our meetings are free. To receive an invite to attend, complete the ‘contact us’ form and include your email address.
Hundreds of business owners have benefited greatly from regular attendance and participation in SBS FF.
SBS FF Value
The value of Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday is to provide a mental space & platform for business owners to come together, discuss business issues, fellowship, network and to take on the responsibility to pray and encourage our fellow business associates. In each of our meetings, we think hard about how each business person can be enhanced & helped. We encourage participants to join in on our weekly mission to enhance the lives of others and dedicate ourselves to their business success.
We encourage participants to invite others to attend and join in on our weekly mission to enhance the lives of others and dedicate ourselves to their business success.
You may use these meetings to invite a potential client or friend to participate and enjoy our meetings. Use this meeting as part of your marketing program.
Attendance is FREE.
We network, share common interests; learn business principles and provide a platform for people to share how God has impacted their lives and businesses.
SBS FF 2021 Theme: ‘Dare to be different and do something great! Something that will change the world for the better.’
The meetings are denominationally inclusive and politically neutral and geared to business people sharing their faith in Jesus Christ and how that works in the marketplace. You do not have to be a Christian to attend, we just want people to know that we use Christian principles in business discussions. We believe that all business entrepreneurs are called by God to provide goods and services to our community. Businesses are to provide economic support and jobs for people living in the community. You do not have to be a Christian or even believe in God to start and operate a business. God uses all of us in the accomplishment of his purposes.
Many of our meetings feature a personal testimony. Join business owners and managers for our expanded teaching & fellowship events.
We expect to continue to have Zoom meetings well into 2021 because of the convenience and protection from COVID. We will plan on having in person fellowships and meetings in 2021. These in-person meetings will be announced.
Dear God, in some ways, all business owners are teachers. We teach our customers to understand and appreciate the goods and services we provide. We teach our employees to understand the importance of customer service. And, we teach our communities to live good and respectable lives. God, most everyone who is not a business owner/operator, do not appreciate our calling. But we know that you do, and we look to you for encouragement, for help and your blessings. May we bring glory and honor to your name. Amen.
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” – Deuteronomy 6:6-7
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles
2021 is a year of accomplishment. Our ‘Samaritans of Greatness’ will share how they will change the world for the better.
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