Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday
Next Meeting: December 1, 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 2024, 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.
- Two (2) hours 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 – ‘Planning For 2024′
- 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 2024 Theme:
‘God Has His Hands On Us’. We Do The Will of the Father. Bring Honor & Glory to Him.
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 2024 because of the convenience and protection from COVID. We will plan on having in person fellowships and meetings during 2023. These in-person meetings will be announced.
Dear Father, as we enter into to the harvest of 2023, help us to do our due diligence in planning for 2024. We thank you and honor you for your many blessings. We also want to bring glory and honor to you in 2024. There are many who need our goods and services, and these are the customers we wish to serve. Our glorious mission is to bring each of our customers tremendous blessings, peace and satisfaction. Amen.
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on you right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.” – Psalm 121:1-7
“Never forget that the circumstances of your life for tomorrow are molded by your mental conduct today.” – Emmet Fox
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.’.
‘Planning For 2024’
Happy Holiday Season.
2024 is going to be a great year. Yes, you heard it here first. The economy is great. Inflation is down. Lots of good jobs available. Business growth is good for those who want it. Travel is up. Consumer spending is up. God has his hands on us.
“The National Retail Federation (NRF) just unveiled its 2023 forecast, and there are good things in store for the nation’s online and brick-and-mortar retailers. During its third annual State of Retail & the Consumer virtual conversation, the retail trade association expects retail sales to grow 4 to 6% this year, hitting between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion. This positive sign for retailers follows 2022’s 7% annual growth over 2021, with retail sales reaching $4.9 trillion. And while 2023’s growth will be lower than 2022’s, the forecast is above the pre-pandemic average annual retail sales growth rate of 3.6%.” – Forbes
Let your light shine and be positive about the future.