Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Stage Naked!
Four questions with Kristin K. Robinson, founder of Stage Naked.
I help people communicate in a way that helps listeners connect meaningfully to what speakers are sharing.
Why did you start your business?
I started Stage Naked because talking about things that matter, that we want to matter to more people, can be a very vulnerable act. It can feel like being on-stage naked because we want people to love our places, ideas, and offerings as much as we do. I help people communicate in a way that helps listeners connect meaningfully to what speakers are sharing.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Probably my custom training programs blend the basics of a presentation style called Interpretation with other elements of storytelling, informal conversations, and opportunities for audiences to have immersive experiences.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Here in Bethel, Noteworthy Chocolates is my absolute go-to for thank-you gifts. In greater Fairfield County, BeSpeak Productions is my outside eye when I’m working on a new pitch.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
Almost from moment one! I’ve taught Heritage Interpretation for years, but recently have been talking to people outside of that space who are curious about the benefits this work can have for them. I’ve been approached by marketers, educators, activists, and even a minister!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!