Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | September 20, 2021 Recap

Topic: Perspective Quotes

Continuing the popular Perspective Quotes discussion, tonight’s ThinkTankers shared more powerful and inspirational quotes that have helped them succeed as entrepreneurs.

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Valuable Quotes from Our Attendees

ThinkTankers responded to several quotes from influential business owners:

“Train people well enough so they can leave; treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

-Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

“People are afraid of losing their job security by training someone else their key components of their position. Therefore, many companies won’t train to their fullest potential because of nothing more than fear.” -Kim Knaak

“The more you give, the more you get.” -Caryn Willens

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Simple—do work you love.” -Kim Knaak

“The key is the OPPORTUNITY to work at something worth doing.” -Caryn Willens

“Work smarter, not harder.” -Joanna Carlberg

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

– Henry Ford

“The opportunity with all the extra hard work will give you the chance to become the person you are meant to be and will be.” -Al Timm

Today’s Attendees

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

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:
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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.


Kim Knaak, Opportunity’s Knaaking

Coming to you from St. Francis, WI! Enjoying virtual networking to develop relationships as I build Opportunity’s Knaaking. I provide Social Media Management & digital consultations to help small businesses. I also proudly work directly with Tracy Champagne at Small Business Milwaukee as the Director of Membership Services! My hands are full but that’s the way I like it!
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Bill Sargent, CPP

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


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