Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | September 27, 2021 Recap

Topic: What is the one thing in your business that you can’t live without?

Tonight’s ThinkTankers discussed the essential things they need to help their businesses run smoothly.

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 which business items they can’t live without.

Ross Younger

“Personal networking is important – but looking the part is JUST as important. That’s why I am always prepared with logo gear (hat/shirts), a professional name tag, and a quality business card.”

Kim Knaak

“I can’t live without my computer (duh) and my network.”

Sara Deacon

“My social skills and wisdom. Everything else is just hardware. (Also), online banking and automatic payment are very important.”

Bill Sargent

“(My) most important tools: 1. Wisdom 2. People skills 3. Phone 4. Car 5. Business card.”

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

Cindy Van Vreede, Cindy V Video, LLC

I take your VHS tapes and camcorder tapes and put them onto a DVD or flash drive.
I can also do this with your 8mm or Super 8 films.
I do not send you films or tapes out of state. I work in the City of Milwaukee.

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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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:

Shannon Ware

Your Heart-Centered Health Advisor
Individuals, families, entrepreneurs, small business
(713) 202 9271
V.P. of the Houston Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Ask how to join!
Let’s Connect!

Sara Deacon, Life Balance Coach

I support ambitious high achievers to create balance in their lives so that they can bring more of their BEST home to their families.


Ross Younger


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.

Juan Camilo Ortega

I’m looking for a business to buy. It could be a bakery, dentist’s clinic, or a marketing digital agency.
My phone number is: (630)-720-9845

Written by Catherine Jozwik

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