Much of what we do at eVision Digital Marketing, LLC in Queensbury is support small businesses, offering a full digital and graphic design media kit of tools that includes website design, optimization, print media, social media and consulting services. So, you can see why when it comes to small business networking in Glens Falls, Queensbury and Lake George NY area is an important event.
Value of Local Small Business Networking
There are 28 million small businesses in America that account for 54% of all U.S. sales. Our membership in the Glens Falls Adirondack BNI (Business Networking International) chapter for the last 2 years has taught me so much about how small business owners are truly the engine that pulls the economic train. I have learned so much from these people! As Small Business Saturday approaches, we are so pleased to count these business owners and teams among our network of clients and friends.
Meet my BNI group, an extraordinary example of successful networking strategies. Every week I get educated about everything from holistic therapies and wellness, to mortgage lending programs and taxes. I have the skinny on local businesses who I can trust to recommend for (God forbid) legal questions and estate planning, insurance and security, stress management, taking care of your family and learning to0 be the best you can be. There are even large corporations that are strongly represented by their local experts with expertise to help businesses grow.
Small businesses are the heart of most communities, just as they are in the Glens Falls Region. Some provide full-time employment opportunities for families; some play a supporting role for many industries in the area. From the financial planning to ongoing business development and finding the right partners to make your place of business or office run smoothly, there is always something that has to be done. By…um…you.
The fact is that starting a small business is stressful. It’s fun working with entrepreneurs who are constantly seeking to grow, consistently trying to learn more about their industry and their customers, who look for ways to excel within their industry, whether it’s carpet cleaning, home improvement or computer repair. What is important to them is family, community and pride in accomplishment.
What Makes a Small Businesses Exceptional?
There’s a lot of work, energy, investment and passion required to fuel a small business, and those traits are all what makes a business exceptional. Just a few case(s) in point from our group:
Deric Buck of Bogey’s Pub & Gill at Bay Meadows Golf Club is a father of five (yes, five!) who works tirelessly to improve and grow his golf course and restaurant into a local go-to destination for golf, dining and entertainment.
Lisa Boucher of LisaBoucher.com who took a leap of faith to focus her energy full time on growing her Young Living Essential Oils business.
Marty Devit of Thermal Associates who has arguably forgotten more than most of us will ever even know about geothermal technology.
And Tim Cooper, of G & S Printing, who has crafted and honed exceptional customer service and professional respect into a fine art form with his business.
Recently I was helping Maureen O’Brien Hooker of MaureenHooker.com with a few of her Mary Kay website questions. I told her I was uber annoyed because I had lost my favorite Mary Kay lip gloss, and asked her to order me another. The next day I returned home from some appointments and found a lovely gift in my mailbox.
You won’t get that from Target. Just sayin’….small business networking can be the backbone of entrepreneurial success.