"As a small business owner it didn't take me very long to realize how much I needed to learn in order to move my business forward. Attending various workshops on the subjects I was interested in seemed like a good plan. However, after many workshops where the topic presented was usually at a very introductory level or didn't specifically discuss the area I was interested in, I started to shop around for a group or coach that would take the time to understand my business in order to help me develop the skills and strategies needed to move forward.
Luckily, I found the Velocity Group and the Small Business Initiative at NWTC. My Velocity Group is a team of vastly different business owners, all at various levels of development. Yet, we have found our concerns regarding our businesses to be very similar. This group of like-minded business people has the ability to collaboratively develop successful solutions and strategies to improve my business practices.
Bringing in subject matter experts, which are relevant to the needs/interests of the group, is a chance to learn specific information to fit your business situation. Typically the presentation matches the knowledge base of the businesses so we learn more than the basics, finding possible solutions and innovations for our own situations.
As a business owner, my time is valuable and a rare commodity. For me, the Velocity Group has become an integral member of my 'business team' with the time invested producing a ten-fold return. I'm looking forward to continuing developing my business skills with the Velocity Group with the Small Business Initiative."
-Amy Zimmerman, Owner of Poppin' Z's Gourmet Popcorn