Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | September 9, 2021 Recap

Topic: How do you cope with the possibility of failure?

Today’s ThinkTankers discussed how they bounce back from making mistakes and face their fears of failure. Learn more about these helpful tips, and how they can improve your business, by reading this ThinkTank recap. Want to contact one of the meeting attendees? Find their information in the article below, and please tell them you learned about their business through this Think Tank article!

Valuable Quotes from Our Attendees

ThinkTankers shared these inspirational quotes on facing fears of failure head-on—and how this can help make you a stronger, more experienced business owner.

Jonathan Heider

“The master has failed more times than the student has tried. Make a bold step forward each day. Go out and fail spectacularly.”

Sara Deacon

“Consult the experts. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Done is better than perfect.”

Laura Van Schyndel

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”

Bill Sargent

“Listed better and do more, sooner.”

Joanna Carlberg

“Being reactive rather than proactive in growing my business.”

Caryn Willens

“Have someone to call on when you have a problem and don’t know what to do to get around it.”

Today’s Attendees

As a thank you for attending, we want to give you a shout-out! 

Bill Sargent, CPP

Greater Milwaukee Area’s best Headshots:
Certified Professional Photographer
President of the Wisconsin Professional
Photographers Association

Jonathan Heider, Split Star Productions

Motivational Public (Keynote) Speaking
Diversity and Inclusion Workshops
Area of Expertise:
Architecture + Accessibility, Accessible Design, Spatial Planning, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Accessibility Code, Diversity and Inclusion, Sensitivity Trained in LGBTQ, Sensitivity Trained in Accessibility, Adoption, Disability Awareness, Athletics, Professional Sports, Mental Health & Athletics, Paralympics, Athletics Discipline & Life Balance
Contact Info
Phone: 920-327-3734

Jon Goltz

FB Page: Jon Goltz: Business Professional
LinkedIn: Jon Goltz, MBA

Laura Van Schyndel

My focus is on getting more qualified leads to your website. I specialize in Google Search Ads and Google My Business.
Free consultations!
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LinkedIn Profile-
LinkedIn Business-

Caryn Willens, Wellness Inspirations LLC 

Holistic Wellness helping people feel better in Mind, Body, Family/Relationships, Finances & Contribution to Society. 

Experience a better quality of life & age gracefully using non-invasive, non-drug solutions for wellness. 


Michelle Guthrie, Ballroom & Latin Dance Coaching

Sara Deacon, Life Balance Coach

I support ambitious, career-driven parents to create balance in their lives so that they can bring more of their BEST home to their families.


Joanna Carlberg, Joanna’s Digital Images

I am a portrait and event photographer in SE Wisconsin. I specialize in photographing families and special events, I digitally restore old photographs, and I am happy to help you with real estate and product photography, and images and video for your website.
You can contact me through my website:, on LinkedIn:, on Instagram: or on Facebook:
Here is a link to my digital business card:

Written by Catherine Jozwik

Catherine Jozwik is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and publisher and editor-in-chief of Brewtown Buzz South, a print and online publication focused on promoting the great things happening in Milwaukee’s South Shore communities. Check out Brewtown Buzz South at, and look for a print Summer Dining Guide at more than 40 South Shore locations. Contact Catherine at or at 414-708-2213.