Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a small business owner? Although it can certainly be a lot of hard work, it also allows you a lot of freedom to plan your own schedule and give back to the community. For anyone considering being a small business owner, here is a small peak into a day in my life!
I started my morning off with my first meeting at 7:30 A.M. at the Lanier Forsyth RotaryLink opens in a new tab. I sat next to Representative Marc Morris, State House Legislator.
My Rotary then proceeded to raise over $3,500 in one morning for CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research TrustLink opens in a new tab). 100% of the proceeds goes towards research. Every Tuesday at Rotary, there are also two pages of volunteer opportunities. I signed up for mock interviews at South Forsyth High School to help the students gain real life job interview experience.
Then I went to my favorite local coffee shop, Community cupLink opens in a new tab, to sit and get some work done. The owner, Jalynn Barr, showed me her new articleLink opens in a new tab coming out in 400 North Magazine.
Then, I went and had a one-on-oneLink opens in a new tab with Bob Cool, the owner of our flooring partner named Floor Coverings International of AlpharettaLink opens in a new tab.
After that, I went to a meeting with business associate Tom Dufore. He owns Restoration One and Big Sky Franchising.
Next, I went to another few meetings with contractors and FSP staff. Finally, I went to a CAI GeorgiaLink opens in a new tab event at the Huston Grill in Alpharetta. I was a committee chairperson that ran a mock board meeting for new HOA board members.
At the end of the day, on my way home, I stopped at ChickfilaLink opens in a new tab and got a milkshake from my son! I poked fun at him, and his co-workers thought I was hilarious.
All in all, that is a small glimpse into my life as owner/general manager of Five Star Painting of Cumming and Alpharetta. I love my job, and I am so grateful for every opportunity to learn from and collaborate with my peers.
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Contributed by Scott Specker, owner Five Star Painting of Alpharetta