Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday

Next Meeting: February 3, 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.

  1. Use of SBS Featured Friday memberships in various locations. We have access to meeting spaces for your special meetings and sales presentations.
  2. Use of special catering rates negotiated for SBS Featured Friday for your special events.
  3. Two (2) hours of business consulting.
  4. One hour review of your marketing plan/materials.
  5. Attendance at our quarterly business fun events including your guests.
  6. 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.

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 – ‘Structuring Your Business Day’        
  • 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. 

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’.

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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 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.

Weekly Prayer

Dear God, help us to be who we are, who you want us to be and to do those things for others that add value. Help us Father, to do what all others cannot do and to reflect our uniqueness in today’s world and in the hereafter. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Scripture

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24

 

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;” – Romans 12:10-11.


 

 

 

 

Weekly Quote

“The first step to living the life that you want is leaving the life that you don’t want.” — Karen Salmansohn, American self-help book author

 

 

 

 

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 – ‘SBS Featured Friday – How Do You Introduce Yourself?’

This is an interesting question and not the same as an elevator speech. It is not what you say at a networking meeting and it is rarely used with people you know, relatives or neighbors. This conversation is primarily used in talking with strangers who might or might not be casually interested in who you are. They are asking the question, it is worth my time to try to get to know this person?

Indeed, many people already think they know the answer to this question. ‘What do you do?’ and they use it to simply break the silence and to prove that you are probably unworthy to spend much time with. On the other hand, some may be hoping that you are somebody and that my running into you is a stroke of luck.

How do you answer?

1.     Talk about how you help people and give them a short story. In other words, give them more than they ask for. Your name and the name of your company is of little importance, but your results may be quite interesting. For example, rather than telling them you are a ‘business consultant’, tell them about some result you have been able to obtain.

2.     Tell them a story. For example, tell them how you increased a small business monthly sales from $4,500/month to $20,000/month.

3.     Use a past experience or an individual of influence as to why you made the decision to do what you do now.  For example, I sometimes tell the story of the “Good Samaritan’ to share my story.

4.     Share what get you up in the morning.

5.     Talk about delivering an ‘awesome’ experience.

 

 
Small Business Samaritans, Business Consultant, Dacula, GA
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