Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday

Next Meeting: July 30, 2021 - 8am

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.

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: ‘Start To Be Amazing’, Phillip Saxton
  • 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. 

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 2021 Theme: ‘Dare to be different and do something great! Something that will change the world for the better.’

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 2021 because of the convenience and protection from COVID. We will plan on having in person fellowships and meetings in 2021. These in-person meetings will be announced.

Weekly Prayer

Dear God, you are amazing in your grace and love. We recognize that you expect us as your children to live our lives in the amazing way you have designed us. Help us to focus on the attainment of your will and help us make you proud. It is through our minds, heart and hands that we move each day towards perfection. Amen.

 

 

 

Weekly Scripture

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 KJV

 

 

 

Weekly Quote

“There’s a quote that has been attributed to everyone from Marcus Aurelius to Bill Gates to Anthony Robbins: ‘Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade.’ It is true except for one thing: Most people never consider what they would like to accomplish over the next decade. They neither underestimate nor overestimate. They don’t even consider the possibilities. This is the tragedy of the unnoticed new decade that just began. Its possibilities are unexplored.” – Matthew Kelly, Motivational speaker and business consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Teaching Moment

2021 is a year of accomplishment. Our ‘Samaritans of Greatness’ will share how they will change the world for the better.

Phillip Saxton, SBS

Start To Be Amazing

 

‘You don’t have to be amazing to start a business, but you do have to start to be amazing’.

One of the biggest problems we create for ourselves is to delay what we can do now for later. It is so easy to say; ‘well, I will do that tomorrow’ and when tomorrow comes, we see that tomorrow brings its own challenges and its own problems. It might be safe to say that for the entrepreneur, who manages their own accountability, that doing it tomorrow is the biggest, deepest and widest pit that we have to avoid.

We use all kinds of methods, technology and concepts to help us in this area. I have on my screen a note that there are only 1,440 minutes in each day…use them wisely. Using them wisely includes rest and renewal. But when it time to create or to do, it is time to create and do.

So how do you start to be amazing? It is to turn yourself into a self-producing engine. A few examples might be those in the arts who write, paint or compose on a regular schedule. A certain amount of time each day or week. A certain number of paragraphs written, a certain amount of canvas covered or a certain number of notes produced. Business productivity is similar. We have a concept of Continuous Improvement (CI). The key is measurement. Knowing where you are now and measuring productivity to be better later.

Lastly, we have to also consider quality. It not just numbers, but it is also quality of production and/or quality of result. Value is often a direct result of quality.

 

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