Being in business sets people apart from most ordinary people and the Small Business Community is dedicated to helping others understand that running a business is an obtainable goal and that everyone should try their best at living their dreams.
The Small Business Community recognizes and awards business owners because they often do not receive the recognition they deserve. Business owners are role models for everyone whether they know it or not. Small Business Community 2018 Best of Business Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
Rick A. Morris, PMP, is a certified Scrum Agile Master, Human Behavior Consultant, best-selling author, mentor, and evangelist for project management. His appetite for knowledge and passion for the profession makes him an internationally sought-after speaker delivering keynote presentations for conferences and PMI events around the world. He holds the PMP, MPM, CSAM, sAFE, PMI-ACP, and many other certifications, and is an Executive Director for the John Maxwell Team. Rick funded R2 Consulting, LLC and has worked for organizations such as GE, Xerox, and CA and has consulted to numerous clients in a wide variety of industries. Rick has over 100 implementations of PPM and Agile systems. Rick has three previous books The Everything Project Management Book, 2nd Edition, Project Management That Works!, and Stop Playing Games! His latest book No Day But Today! is an Amazon #1 best seller and he collaborated on the Amazon #1 best seller Agile Almanac – Book 2. Rick also appears weekly on his live radio show "The Work/Life Balance" on the Voice America Business Network Fridays at 5 PM EST/ 2 PM PST. An active member of the Project Management Institute, graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class (LIMC), and Mentor to the 2012 PMI LIMC, Rick is no stranger to being center stage in front of large groups of people. At the age of 11, Rick was a Walt Disney World Performer. In high school, he worked at MGM Studios on various projects including the New Mickey Mouse Club. Taking the experience of his youth and blending it with the knowledge he attained throughout his career, Rick has been able to inspire and mentor many project managers. His blend of real world experience and down to earth delivery style makes his passion for the profession contagious.
The Small Business Community Association is dedicated to collecting and organizing information, training, and services that are vital to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone else that needs help running a business, operating a business, or wants to know how to start a business.
The mission of the Small Business Community is to promote a vibrant and growing small business community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of small business and use our gifts within the small business community to serve others for the betterment of our world.
The Small Business Community vision is to enthusiastically advance small businesses in three key areas:
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