Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | September 30, 2021 Recap


With all of the changes to the business world, how are you preparing to serve clients’ future needs?

Keeping the ever-evolving business landscape in mind, tonight’s ThinkTankers discussed how they are planning to effectively serve their customers in the future.

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. Please tell them you learned about their business through this Think Tank article!

Valuable Quotes from Our Attendees

ThinkTankers shared tips on how to anticipate clients’ future needs, and how to best fulfill them.

Sara Deacon

“High touch will always beat high-tech. AI can only go so far—people value connecting with people.”

Kim Knaak

“I just see a need and fill it. I guess I visualize the hardships for others and try to help. For me, it’s not all about the money. I don’t want to lose out, of course, but I’m not out to rip people off either.”

Laura Van Schyndel

“I think it’s important to keep people around you who motivate you to evolve also.”

Johnathan Fischer

“Shifting our mentality to first recognize that outsourcing repetitive work to fit-for-purpose bots allows us to focus on the more important, interesting, human work.”

Bill Sargent

“Unemployment is the leading indicator of economic growth.”

Today’s Attendees

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

Debbie Kuras,SASI, Inc.

Employee Benefits Plans
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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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Doug Williams, One Click Inc.

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

Jonathan Heider, Split Star Productions

Motivational Public (Keynote) Speaking
Diversity and Inclusion Workshops
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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
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Chuck Harris
Call me to book a no cost – no obligation session to discuss how we can accelerate your cash flow so you can finish strong in 2021.

Elzie Flenard
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Laura Van Schyndel

My focus is on getting more qualified leads to your website. I specialize in Google Search Ads and Google My Business.
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John Fischer

Financial Planning Professional | Strategic Problem Solver | Small-time Baseball Nerd | Your Partner in Achieving Financial Security
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Khomeshwari (Khomi) Acharya, Director Program Excellence

I manage mid-to-large-scale complex engineering and supply chain programs and deploy company centric initiatives like Cost Productivity and Standardization horizontally across the company.
While I am looking for a full time Program Management role in the Milwaukee area, I am exploring other options of starting my own business or doing a bunch of fun new things.

Bill Sargent, CPP

Greater Milwaukee Area’s best Headshots:
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President of the Wisconsin Professional
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