The importance of helping others succeed, network, and connect.
People who own or work for a small business know it is a labor of love. Especially in those first years, getting a new business off the ground can be all-consuming. Navigating all the aspects of the business outside your area of expertise, building a team, and working every day to bring in clients, it is a seemingly never-ending to-do list. It’s also an amazing journey and opportunity for growth and fulfillment like few other things.
In my journey to create PRISM, I’ve been blessed to have countless people help me along the way. Mentors, partners, peers – people have been selfless in sharing their time and expertise, for nothing in return other than the joy of helping someone else.
This is a value I learned very early in my career. We rise by lifting others. Participating in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program has provided even more opportunities to directly help other small biz owners. Just taking the time to ask someone about their business, opens the door to expanding your own knowledge base.
Maybe there are connections you can share, or referrals to be made. It costs nothing but a few minutes of time yet can make a huge impact. I recently visited another GS10KSB alum at his business. Mike Kacal, owner of Kacal’s Auto and Truck Service shared valuable insight with me about business, leadership, investments, faith, and family.
How can I help YOUR business?