Jamie Jacobsen, owner of Fazoli’s, says small businesses are a lot like families. Their employees and customers are part of the community, so it’s important for them to help out local not for profit groups. “I would suggest doing some research, looking for an organization that really utilizes the resources in a proper way to support and to help elevate people out of poverty.” This is sponsored content.
- As a small business I feel it's very important to support not for profit organizations in the community. Because we are a part of the community. Our employees live in the community.
We're kind of a family being a small business. With that being said, we try to rally together as a family to support those who may be less fortunate or who may be going through a hard time or a rough patch in life. I think that's very important as a business to participate in that, to be a part of it.
Because, again, we're a part of the community and so are our people that we employ and see everyday. They're a lot like our family.
I would suggest doing some research. Look for an organization that really utilizes their resources in a proper way to support and to help elevate people out of poverty.
In SBJ's spring project report, 15 active construction jobs represent more than $167.5 million in investments and 1.25 million square feet of new construction, additions and renovations.
Jeff Eiserman, a senior risk advisor at Ollis/Akers/Arney, says the first priority in preparing for unexpected disaster is shoring up your financial house. In addition, Eiserman says vetting your suppliers, and making sure you have a diversified supply chain is a sure way of getting through difficulties like the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aaron Elliott never imagined he would get into medical device or create a self-defense fitness-based business. Now the co-owner of F8 Fitness and Self-Defense at the age of 46, he says Dr. Seuss nailed it on the head with “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” He says as long as you have the passion for it, you can do anything.
Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager of Arvest Bank Steve Kelly says now is the time to start looking at your financial situation—such as where you can cut back or prepare yourself for economic recovery.
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