Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | October 18, 2021 Recap

Topic: What is a tool you wish you would have had when you started your business?

Tonight’s ThinkTankers discussed many items they wished they had when they started their businesses. In general most participants agreed upon some sort of automation to help their businesses run smoothly. Oftentimes we find these items from trying many new things, learning from others and process of elimination. 

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 products, services or items they wished they had when they initially started their businesses.

Kim Knaak

“I wish I had a full blown ready to go email marketing set-up WITH a valid recipient list!”

“A list of people who need your services but you don’t know they need it. Or maybe THEY don’t even know they need it.”

Joanna Carlberg

“Square Invoices.”

Debbie Kuras

“Wish I had an amazing invoicing system to start.”

Yamil Cruz Navarro

“Powerful social media management tools.”

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

Tracy Champagne, Small Business Milwaukee

Small Business Digital Marketing, Website Design. Small Business Networking Events.
See all of my links here:

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.

Yamil Cruz Navarro, Primerica  

Financial Services- Business Developer

Laura Van Schyndel – Google Girl

My focus is on getting more qualified leads to your website. I specialize in Google Search Ads and Google My Business. I also can help you out with a program for CRM, email marketing, review management, and more for small business. Talk to me to get your free trial!
Facebook –
LinkedIn Profile-
LinkedIn Business-
YouTube Channel:

Debbie Kuras,SASI, Inc.

Employee Benefits Plans

Written by Kim Knaak

Kim Knaak owns Opportunity’s Knaaking specializing is social media managment and digital consultations. You will also see Kim performing many duties around here as our Director of Membership Services with Small Business Milwaukee.

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