James Barber

My Why Is: Difference Maker

Area of Specialization: Personal Finance, Building a Vision\Mission\Core Values

Date joined the Network: 1/01/2018

I have worked with small business development for twenty-five plus years. I love to help people grow personally and in their business. I feel that assisting others to develop as a small business owner will help them make an impact on their family and the community around them. I have owned and sold my own small business, and currently give back in my local chamber of commerce as an ambassador. I volunteer time in several faith-based organizations in my local community.

I have spoken to many groups around the world to help business owners build a real plan and formulate how to construct a Vision, Mission, and Core values to act as a guidepost for everything they do inside and outside of their company. It helps them focus on the right things for the right reasons and build culture. I genuinely desire to be a blessing to those that I have the opportunity to serve.


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Ken Sawyer

My why is: Blueberries

Area of Specialization: Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Date joined Network: 4/16/2018

My superpower is to see the creative ideas and planning around a well thought out marketing plan for my clients across multiple industries and business areas. I can quickly understand where you are and help you develop a very focused marketing plan a year at a time. By providing my clients with a focus and a realistic scenario, I help them reach your goals.

In my personal life, I am an organic farmer that grows blueberries, figs, and apples on two different properties. I produce, harvest and share my crops with friends and family. Each year I help people understand that they can grow sustainable food sources on their property and create an impact on their community. In the early morning, with the birds singing, as you gather blueberries for your table, it is hard not to enjoy life and have gratitude for small and simple things.

BFA in Print form Georgia College and State University


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David Alexander

My Why Is: Leadership with Integrity

Area of Specialization: Leadership, Referral Marketing

Date joined the Network: 1/01/2018

I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of business people and companies showing them how to dramatically increase their business profitability while growing them into leaders in their communities. I love small business and have personally been involved in over 20 small business and franchises. One of my favorite things to do is bring that knowledge to our members so they can build the business of their dreams.

I have an AWESOME family. My interests are: running, exercising, skiing, hiking, camping and spending quality time with family and friends. I live the life of my dreams, and I am passionate about helping others do so as well.

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A graduate of Western Carolina University

Co-Wrote: Networking Like a Pro

Co-Wrote: Roadmap to Success

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