Small Business Samaritans Featured Friday
Next Meeting: September 30, 2022 - 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. 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.
- 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 Next Year – 2023’
- 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.
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’.
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 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 we approach the end of this calendar and business year, we give you praise for all your blessings and direction. We very much would like to end the year strong with increasing revenues and launch a great jumping off point for 2023. Help us Father to use your mind and heart through your teachings to distinguish us from all others. Help us to grow our businesses, generate jobs and provide a solid financial underpinning for our community. Amen.
Put yourself and your ideas before God in prayer. Ask Him with all sincerity to close the doors of bad ideas before harm is done to others. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.” (Psalm 139:23-24).
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter F. Drucker
Weekly Teaching Moment
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.
Phillip Saxton – ‘2023 Planning’
Planning for the 1st Quarter of 2023
We should begin with examining our vision/mission statement. Are you still focused or have your vision and mission changed or been modified. Can you point out that each day you are working toward the achievement of your business mission.
Second, it is imperative that you look at your revenue to date and determine if you are right on your projections or are you ahead of or behind your projections.
Third, list the things that have really worked for you and the accomplishments you are proud of.
Fourth, list the things that have not worked for you or perhaps you have not focused you attention on them. If you have not focused on doing what needs to be done, then you must ask…why not?
Fifth, on those things that have worked very well, is there any reason why these things cannot be expanded?
This week, we are going to give each participant a chance to discuss their particular successes and challenges.