Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday

Next Meeting: May 14, 2021 - 8am

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.

Agenda

  • Opening Prayer & Breakfast (For our Zoom Meetings – Feel free to have your coffee)
  • Teaching/Sharing Moment: Each meeting is about growing and learning business concepts
  • Featured Presentation: Phillip Saxton, Selling Your Business – Part Three
  • Each attendee share: Networking
  • Announcements 
  • Closing Prayer

Invitation

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. 

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.’

Business people are called

business professionals praying together

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.

Weekly Prayer

Dear God, you have made each of us unique and highly favored. We ask for your blessings in developing our uniqueness, helping us to see and appreciate our uniqueness and helping us share our uniqueness in the marketplace. Thank you for your love. Amen.

Weekly Scripture

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

 

 

 

Weekly Quote

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” – Sara Blakely, Inventor, entrepreneur and founder of Spanx

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Teaching Moment

2021 is a year of accomplishment. Our ‘Samaritans of Greatness’ will share how they will change the world for the better.

Phillip Saxton, Small Business Samaritans

Selling Your Business

The first questions you might ask yourself is; ‘Is your business sellable or investable?’ If the answer to that question is: no, one day, maybe or probably, you need to think again. Even when you have no intention of selling, you should operate your business as if you will sell in 2-10 years. This requirement give the business owner a whole new prospective on the day to day operation of their business. What are some of the concepts we should consider? In Part Two, we will discuss #3 Vendor/Partner Development & #4 Your Feature List.

  1. Branding
  2. Customer & Contact lists
  3. Vendor/Partner Development
  4. Your Feature List
  5. Your Uniqueness
  6. Business Systems
  7. Employee Development
  8. Cash Flow History

Over the next several weeks, we are going to delve into these concepts in much more detail. We will come to understand that internalizing these concepts in light of the eventual selling of your business will cause you to change, modify and implement your business decisions.

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