Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday

Next Meeting: May 17, 2024 - 8:00am 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 COVID-19 crisis, we started having Zoom meetings. In  2024, along with our Zoom meetings, we will have four in person gatherings. These in-person gatherings 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 Free Membership

Featured Friday is free for all business and those thinking about starting a business. This is a place to learn, test your ideas and have group discussions on business concepts and ideas. Our Friday meetings are always via Zoom at 8am Friday mornings.

In addition, you are invited to participate in our in person meetings, fellowships and parties/events.

Featured Friday Gold Membership.

This year, in 2024, we are introducing a new level of service that will provide tremendous features and benefits.

  1. We provide our Featured Friday Gold Members business mentorship to discuss those ideas and business decisions before you act. This feature alone may save you thousands of dollars. In addition, we are likely to modify your idea to make it much more effective.
  2. Review of your marketing materials and digital content. This can be the difference between success and failure.
  3. Mentorship.
  4. Assistance in presentation and networking pitches. We will work with you until you have it right.
  5. We bring ideas and suggestions to our members to help make them more successful.
  6. Use of SBS Featured Friday memberships in various locations. We have access to meeting spaces for your special meetings and sales presentations. We also help you plan your events.
  7. Use of special catering rates negotiated for SBS Featured Friday for your special events.
  8. Assistance in conflict resolution with employees, partners, and vendors.
  9. Free Attendance at our business seminars.

All this for a low monthly price.

 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: SBS FF Selecting  & Developing Business Champions
  • Each attendee share: Networking
  • Announcements 
  • 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 2024 Theme:

 ‘God Has His Hands On Us’. We Do The Will of the Father. Bring Honor & Glory to Him.



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 the future. These meeting have benefited many business owners and we give praise to God for our success. We will plan on having in-person fellowships and meetings each quarter of the year.

Weekly Prayer

Dear Father, we are so thankful for your providing your truths to us as we continue to mold ourselves in the image of Jesus Christ. We ask that you bless our businesses through this teaching and that the results will bring joy and happiness to all. Amen.




Weekly Scripture

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” – Hebrews 13:15-16



Weekly Quote

“Whether you’re a seasoned business owner with years of experience under your belt or an aspiring entrepreneur making your way across a sometimes treacherous landscape, it is always good to know you’re not alone.” – Jacquie Pirnie






Weekly Teaching Moment

2024 will be a year of accomplishment. Our theme this year is: ‘God Has His Hands on Us’. We will do the will of the Father. Bring Honor & Glory to Him.’.

‘SBS Business Champions’

SBS FF Small Business Champions

Introducing a groundbreaking initiative by Small Business Samaritans: Small Business Champions. This innovative concept aims to foster the development and growth of small businesses through dedicated support networks. But what exactly is a Small Business Champion?

Unlike the typical entrepreneur or business owner, a Small Business Champion is an individual who has committed themselves to the cause of aiding small businesses. They recognize the immense effort, financial investment, and lofty aspirations required to launch and sustain a small business. Surprisingly, only a fraction—about 4-7%—of the population possess the capability to initiate a new business endeavor, with the majority facing significant challenges and often ending in failure.

Consider the staggering statistics: in the United States alone, there are approximately 33 million small businesses, comprising over 99.9% of all businesses nationwide. These enterprises collectively employ a staggering 62 million individuals, constituting a significant 46% of the private sector workforce. However, it’s important to note that the ownership landscape of small businesses is more nuanced than it seems. While less than 7% of the U.S. population own small businesses, this figure is influenced by the presence of multiple business owners.

So, who are these Small Business Champions? They are the unsung heroes—family members, trusted friends, seasoned mentors, supportive neighbors, and dedicated professionals. They are individuals who possess a genuine stake in the prosperity of small businesses, despite not holding ownership themselves. Selected and nurtured by business owners, Champions often form personal relationships with the businesses they champion. They may be loyal customers, but more importantly, they offer invaluable time, connections, and advocacy.

Crucially, Small Business Champions must be equipped and empowered to provide meaningful support. While financial investment can be beneficial, their true value lies in their time, engagement, and promotional efforts. Additionally, their firsthand experiences as patrons of the business offer valuable feedback and insights for improvement.

Through the Small Business Champions initiative, Small Business Samaritans seeks to cultivate a network of dedicated advocates who champion the cause of small businesses, fostering growth, sustainability, and success within the entrepreneurial community.


Small Business Samaritans, Business Consultant, Dacula, GA
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