Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday
Next Meeting: March 17, 2023 - 8am Friday
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. In 2023, along with our Zoom meetings, we will have four in person gatherings. These in-person gatherings will not only promote business development, but are also designed for business owners and operators to have fun.
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.
Featured Friday Gold Membership.
This year, in 2023, we are introducing a new level of networking service that will provide those that take advantage, new features and benefits.
- Use of SBS Featured Friday memberships in various locations. We have access to meeting spaces for your special meetings and sales presentations.
- Use of special catering rates negotiated for SBS Featured Friday for your special events.
- Two (2) hours of business consulting.
- One hour review of your marketing plan/materials.
- Attendance at our quarterly business fun events including your guests.
- Free Attendance at our business seminars.
All this for the low price of $250/calendar year. Ask about our introductory offer.
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.
- 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 – ‘Story Telling – Part 2’
- Each attendee share: Networking
- Closing Prayer
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.
SBS FF Attendance is FREE. Memberships are also available which include many more benefits.
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 2023 Theme: ‘
‘Why walk alone when you can walk with a friend? Our promise is to help one another’.
Business people are called
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 2022 because of the convenience and protection from COVID. We will plan on having in person fellowships and meetings during 2022. These in-person meetings will be announced.
Dear God, as Jesus taught us using stories (Parables), help us to develop communicating our truths using story telling. There are simply times when others do not have a full appreciation of our value. There are times when people simply do not understand what we are trying to accomplish. There are even times, when we can help somebody and they have no idea of the greatness of their loss. Guide us and encourage us to tell our truths through storytelling. Amen.
40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. Luke 7:40-48
“Tell Your Story With Your Whole Heart” – Irene Brown
Weekly Teaching Moment
2023 will be a year of accomplishment. Our theme this year is: ‘Why Walk Alone When you can walk with a Friend’.
Phillip Saxton – ‘Story-Telling – Part 2’
As entrepreneurs we must be able to communicate our visions and purpose for our businesses. It is important that not only our customers but our business associates, colleagues, vendors and the community in which we operate understand what our business is all about.
Yes, it is important that we have Vision & Mission statements. We must also have marketing materials, digital media and all manner of advertisements. But there is nothing more powerful than telling stories. You see these stories, are ways to communicate important principals and features of our offerings. It is your stories that will be remembered and more important…repeated.
This Friday, we are going to give each participant the opportunity to practice their business story.