An attentive and highly-engaged group of entrepreneurs hoping to start, energize or grow their business gathered at Snellville City Hall on Tuesday (Oct. 15) for the fourth quarter Snellville Entrepreneur Summit.
The purpose of the summit, which is hosted by the City of Snellville Office of Economic Development in collaboration with the Snellville Entrepreneur Council, is to introduce entrepreneurs to the tools available through the City of Snellville such as the Peer Advisory Board and the Snellville Business Toolbox, an online platform designed to make starting a new business simple.
Following 30 minutes of networking, entrepreneurs listened intently to a presentation by Dennis Daniels, president of Renaissance Executive Forums, on the topic of "How to Differentiate Your Business by Creating a Unique Customer Experience," according to a news release.
At the end of the evening, attendees were asked to complete a questionnaire and rate the speaker, topic and overall value of the event. The responses were overwhelmingly positive and indicated the evening was a huge success, says the release.
Asked to rank the summit on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the highest, 99 percent of respondents gave it a 4 rating. One participant called the entire summit "spot on."
Seventy-eight percent said they would recommend the summit to others and 78 percent said they found the information to be useful to the success of their business. Three had attended previous summits and said the information they received had already made a difference in helping them grow their business.
Anissa and Gregory Hemingway gave the summit 4s across the board and said, "Great interaction with the audience. Very relevant. It has helped me decide what to put in my marketing info. The most beneficial part of today's (Tuesday) event is learning there are local people who can help us in the business community."
"The most important thing to the City of Snellville is that you are successful and you choose Snellville as the place for your business," Economic Development Manager Eric Van Otteren said. "The attendees at this summit affirm that the city is doing something right. Watch for the next Summit on January 14, 2013."
Visit the SnellvilleBusinessToolbox.com for more information and to engage with other business owners.