More than a year ago, I threw up my arms in disgust after hearing another business went under.
Something had to be done to help these valuable small business owners during the GREAT recession in Phoenix, Arizona. I asked Ron, my partner, if he was willing to join me for breakfast at Marie Callendars once a week and invite anyone else that wanted to join us and talk about marketing.
We called it LeadZSmart and meant it. We wanted small business owners to know and understand the trick, strategies, tips and tactics that we learned over the years to survive. Some business people learned right away, others didn’t want to work at it and others just couldn’t find the time or even the money for breakfast.
Since then we took away the breakfast idea and decided to teach marketing and provide networking at the same time with a class at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce.
It’s been going strong now at the chamber for 6 months. Breakfast is at the table with 20 plus people each week. We are making strides with leads and marketing know-how for our businesses. Together we are going to beat and live through these incredibly touch times, if it takes one class, one lead at a time.
Here’s more info about the class!
LeadZSmart Networking Group every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at the Ahwatukee Chamber offices. Business owners network and provide leads and helpful business suggestions for other business owners. Lead systems and efficient, smart lead ideas are provided in the meeting which is facilitated by Christine Marek, owner of Phoenix- Bushido Corp. and Judy Young, Assoc. Broker of Phoenix View Realty. Visitors are encouraged to attend. For more information call the chamber at 480.753.7676 or visit their website at www.AhwatukeeChamber.com
Yours in Business Support,
Christine Marek/ p. 480.491.9551