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Sponsoring A Small Business

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

“We should always have three good people in our lives - one who walks ahead, who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.”

- Michelle Obama


My mother’s dinner bell was the signal of excited chaos in our house. As soon as the bell rang, the rush to the food began. With 13 people, I had to get to the dinner table right away for mom’s delicious meal.


It seems like it was yesterday. I can still vividly picture: Me, curled up in a chair in my bedroom reading my latest novel, the smell of dinner, the bell ringing in the distance to nudge me out to come to dinner before my brothers devoured everything. We never had leftovers!!


I quickly marked my spot and race down to the kitchen to await dinner. The thirteen seats around the table were assigned, my parents, seven brothers and three sisters, and any friends who were also in the room. After blessing the food - the one quiet moment of all our meal - then the conversations began, many times all at once.


On one end of the table, my brothers and father might be discussing the latest sports game. On the other side, my mother might be talking to my sister about participating in an upcoming church program. Me, I might be telling my siblings about the book I’m reading, my latest ideas or negotiating chores with one of my brothers.


It was a whole mix of conversations in the most beautiful, impactful and productive way that everyone benefits from. I learned so much at that table - how to express my ideas and opinions, how to present to a large group, how to negotiate, how to encourage others, and so much more. It was where I realized who I am, my abilities, what I needed, what I could improve on and who would help me.


The dinner table was a magical place to reveal new ideas, uncover challenges, grow, brainstorm, discuss subjects, and introduce new considerations I didn’t think of on my own. I’m looking for a seat at the table of a company that is willing to be my sponsor.


A small business sponsor will provide the following,

1. Assist with advancing the company and help you build,

2. Identify additional strengths and capabilities that can be developed,

3. Use their influence to expand contract,

4. Understand the strengths that can add value to the company

5. Build a more effective network





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