“We believe the fastest way to help small businesses prosper is by creating conditions that get small business owners collaborating with each other and with other stakeholders in the communities they serve,” says Glenn Garnes, founder of Small Business CEO. “Small Business CEO Colabs creates an environment where you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself.”
The Colabs program combines the best attributes of a chamber of commerce, a business referral group, a co-working center, and a business education center, and overlays it with a unique Internet communication system, Village Connector Media, with its own Internet TV and radio station and an online newspaper. The facility includes a full TV and radio production studio for the use of its members.
Colabs members participate in thought leadership groups known as “master mind” groups, and work jointly to host business education and relationship building events, allowing them to make quality connections with serious business professionals to exchange referrals, resources and information with each other.
While Colabs offers a unique array of resources to business owners it also has attributes of a community center. Colabs members not only build their businesses by working together with other business owners, they also host community events with other stakeholders in the communities they serve, including residents, community organizations, youth and educational groups and the like. A youth group for kids in middle and high school also adds to the community connection. Youth members learn about personal development, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and building relationships early in life.
For more information about Small Business CEO Colabs, or to arrange a tour of the facility call (800) 306-6488, ext. 1.
Editor’s Note: Glenn Garnes, CEO of Small Business CEO, is available to discuss the Colabs program. An entrepreneur himself, Garnes also can provide comments on a number of other business topics. He can be reached at Glenn@GlennGarnes.com or by phone at (800) 306-6488, ext. 1.
Glenn K. Garnes
Glenn K. Garnes