A practice run for the upcoming Small Business Forum to be held at Elizabethtown Technical & Community College’s Leitchfield campus ran smoothly on Tuesday morning at the Grayson County Business Boosters’ meeting.
The forum will take place on March 18 and will be open to the public, according to Business Boosters representative April Bowman, who said that the group hopes to let other small business owners know that “there are people out there who care about small businesses succeeding.”
The event, which is being moderated by Boosters member and small business owner Jerry Adamson, will be an open-format event where participants can bring their own small business questions to the table and work together to come up with solutions.
Boosters member Terry Decker, who owns Lifeguard Fencing and participated in the recent practice forum, said “So many times when you’re in a small business by yourself, you feel alone.”
Bowman explained that many others feel this way, and the group hopes to use the forum as an opportunity to encourage local businesses to work together and create a sense of community.
The forum will focus on issues that relate particularly to business issues within a small town. Some of the topics brought up at Tuesday’s initial run included how to deal with nepotism and being labeled an ‘outsider,’ avoiding being pigeon-holed by politics, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay after receiving goods or services.
“I think we learned a lot from the practice run,” Bowman said.
The public forum will take place from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18 in Room 108 at ECTC’s Leitchfield campus.
Bowman said that while the event is open to anyone who would like to attend, the group would appreciate RSVP’s ahead of the event date. To RSVP or for additional information, contact Bowman at Wilson & Muir Bank at 270-259-4001.