As a mentor for small business owners through Small Business Administration (SBA) sponsored organization, SCORE, he gained valuable insight on the hurdles they face and areas of help that city can provide for their success. He will
Work with city staff on streamlining the process of licensing, registration, and compliance.
Provide enhanced support to businesses by creating a central, online repository for resources and information.
Evaluate the impact of every major decision on small businesses through surveys.
Put forward proposals that would stimulate half-occupied retail centers at major intersections by making them destination centers.
Placemaking will be a strategic move, which will boost foot traffic around that destination and in turn bring in more business for small businesses.
The common problem that was stated by most of the businesses in Johns Creek is finding and retaining employees. Less than 10% of residents of Johns Creek work and live in Johns Creek, which is the major cause of employee turnover for small businesses. He will work on creating an environment for employees and residents to work and live within the city limits.