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 SFB Consulting Firm!
Four questions with Denise M. Lecky, founder of SFB Consulting Firm.
Why did you start your business?
I started a consulting business to help minorities start and maintain their businesses. As a former financial coach, I understood the importance of educating clients and taking into consideration their backgrounds and circumstances. As minorities, we often believe that certain goals are unattainable, from owning our own home to starting a business. We are here to teach our clients and help our communities grow positively and productively.
Many times, information is given to us with the understanding that we know how to process such information. Information without education is worthless, so we take the time to understand how clients process information to make them successful.
What is your best-selling product/service?
I think our services change throughout the year depending on what is going on in the community. Currently with inflation at a high, we have been helping clients with proper allocations of their funds.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Because we are in the business of turning side hustles into small businesses, we often turn around and become clients to our clients. We also have created a networking system between our clients. We currently use Divine Designs to decorate our office and help with events as well as Cossio Cleaning Co, and the local Minuteman Press in Bridgeport.
Have you reimagined your small business?
At SFB Consulting Firm we are constantly reimagining how we do business to serve our clients effectively. We have started teaching classes as an affordable way for clients to get the fundamental information they need to achieve their goals from buying a home to starting a business.
We have introduced sip and plan which is a fun engaging way for clients to set goals and have the support of a weekly group. Our goal is to be able to support the people in our community by providing information and educating them on how to use that information.
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