Back in May I wrote here about David Greenberg Communications becoming a United Way Small Business Partner. That decision was made for two reasons. First, I knew it was a good thing for us to do for the community. Second, Chris Wells, who runs the United Way Small Business Partner program, is tenacious in her efforts.
As I wrote back then, it is often a challenge for a small business to give back to the community. I was convinced then, and am even more convinced now that this is a tremendous way for small businesses to do just that.
And I haven’t just talked the talk. I have walked the walk. In the last several weeks, I brought Chris together with two of my clients – Tucker Chiropractic and Sexton & Schnoll CPAs – and I am proud to say that both have signed on the bottom line with the United Way.
When I last wrote about this I said my involvement with United Way can be a win-win – I give to the community, and I meet other small businesses that may need my services. Now, four months later, I can tell you that’s exactly what it had been.
So here’s the same suggestion I made four months ago. If you consider yourself a small business, get in touch with Chris at email@example.com or call her on her cell (352) 316-0666. If you want to see the other businesses involved in the program, go to www.unitedwayncfl.org/smallbusinesspartners. Let her share the details of this great program with you. And then make a decision that will make you feel good, help the community and maybe even help your business. Four months later, I am even more pleased about my decision than I was when I first made it.