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.
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.
Attendance is FREE.
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 2022 Theme: ‘We stand on the shoulders of giants. We operate on Faith. We follow our calling’.
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 businesspeople, we operate on the faith of our calling. We know that you will guide us. That you will bless us. Help us to recognize, that there are many who can help and that we do not have to do everything alone. There are times when we must start climbing the stars without seeing our destination or what lies ahead. Remove the hesitancy in taking the next step. Amen.
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26
In this quote by Martin Luther King Jr. that is listed on Awaken the Greatness Within, he highlights the importance of celebrating the positives even during the most difficult times. In fact, it is only by experiencing some challenging times in your business that you can truly appreciate the positives, such as your progress and achievements.
2022 will be a year of accomplishment. Our ‘Samaritans of Greatness’ will share how they will meet their calling as business people serving customers & our community.
New Features/Products & Services. The beginning of the year can be a good time for new announcements, new products & new services. It is a creative time to work in those areas of opportunity that were uncovered in 2021. It can be a fun time for entrepreneurs, and it is a time for your creative juices to flow.
However, the most important part of new announcements is just that…the announcement. We want to work on having a great announcement. One that clearly articulates what you are introducing and why prospective clients should be interested.
“Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your mastermind group members achieve success. Members challenge each other to set strong goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them.
Mastermind group facilitators start and run groups. They help the group to dive deeply into discussions, and work with members to create success — as each member defines it. Facilitators are the secret to thriving mastermind groups. I’ve seen plenty of groups fail because of poor leadership.
Through a mastermind group process, first you create a goal, then design a plan to achieve it. The group helps you with creative ideas and wise decisions-making. Then, as you begin to implement your plan, you bring both success stories and problems to the group. Success stories are applauded (loudly!), and problem are solved through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking.” From The Success Alliance.