Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | October 7, 2021 Recap

Topic: What does risk mean to you?

To be successful, entrepreneurs must accept a certain amount of risk and uncertainty. Tonight’s ThinkTankers shared what risk means to them, and how they help mitigate it. 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

ThinkTank participants discussed how they interpret risk—and work with it.

Matt Fox

“In some aspects, business owners and entrepreneurs are the least risky
(compared to employees), because they found a niche in the market and have built a plan to achieve their goals. When you work for someone else, your livelihood is in their hands.”

Kim Knaak

“Taking the ultimate risk for me was leaving the comfort of a guaranteed paycheck,
benefits, PAID time off, etc. to jump all in and say forget all of that- I’m starting my own small business.”

Doug Williams

“There are no failures, only learning experiences.”

Bill Sargent

“Take the risk to be you.”

Today’s Attendees
As a thank you for attending, we want to give you a shout-out!

Doug Williams, One Click Inc.

Computer management
VOIP Phone Systems
Website creation/hosting
Social Media Marketing

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:

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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Matt Fox, Business Advisor | Cultivate Advisors

Right now I’m looking to talk with business owners about 2022 business planning!

Debbie Kuras,SASI, Inc.

Employee Benefits Plans

Bill Sargent, CPP

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

Written by Catherine Jozwik

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