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If you own any local small business in Westchester County NY you are successful because you know what local customers want and you are able to create real value.  This value differentiates you from competition.  Although the big box can offer smaller price they do not  always deliver better value.

I am happy to be a panel speaker next Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Frankie and Augie's Restaurant in Jefferson Valley.  We will talk about this topic.  If you are a small business you should attend. 


Yorktown Small Business Association


In partnership with Westchester Score and Performance Development Strategies the Yorktown Small Business Association Presents:


How Small Businesses Can Handle New Competition


Find out why Local Small Businesses are the best at filling real customer needs. Why Service and Quality should be your priority and not Price.


Date: November 6, 2014                             Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Location: Frankie and Augie's (3673 Hill Blvd, Jefferson Valley, NY)

Buffet Lunch: $20.00              (Reservations suggested)


Agenda       12:15           Introductions                                     Bob Giordano

12:30           How to Handle Tough Times            Glenn Shell (Westchester SCORE)

01:00           Competing in Today’s Environment Grant Schneider (PD Strategies)

01:45           Panel Discussion “Preparing for the coming Competition”


Mail Your Checks to YSBA 1795 Hunter Brook Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


“We appreciate the Yorktown Small Business Association’s initiative that is bringing the small business owners together to promote local awareness, productivity and continued success.” Justin and Ghenya Fagan of Trailside Café and JJs Scoophouse.


Contact Bob Giordano for information: or 914-874-4347  


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Comments (14)

Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Grant... Have a great time on November 6th. I support the locals every way I can. A healthy small business climate is the engine of a good community.

Oct 29, 2014 03:11 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Looks like a very good event Grant. I'm a big supporter of small, local business, and believe that we'd all be better off using the good domestic companies for our needs rather than the lowest priced, usually foreign, options we have available.

Oct 29, 2014 04:43 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Good luck at this event Grant.  I love to support local businesses-including local coffee houses-and I must say, service is the key to differentiation!

Oct 29, 2014 05:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

René - thanks.  Small business definately can compete.

John -  and the point I make is that the small business can actually give better value.  I am going to present a number of examples.

Joanna - the right service and being accommodating is a big differentiater.

Oct 29, 2014 11:50 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Grant~ Competing with big box stores is never easy. Having a forum to discuss the topic is a terrific way to support the small business owners!

Oct 29, 2014 03:05 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Grant. Sounds like an event that any business person can learn. Hope that it is well attended.

Oct 29, 2014 08:19 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This will be a good event . I hope it will be well attended. Have a good day.

Oct 29, 2014 09:16 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Grant.  I hope it is well attended.  Great topic.

Oct 29, 2014 09:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good luck with this event. Outstanding customer service is one of the benefits of dealing with local merchants that you know.

Oct 30, 2014 12:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, I am sure you will be a great additional to this panel dealing with small business!  

Oct 30, 2014 03:21 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Donna - I know.  A small business must create a value that can't be duplicated big box.

Joe - I certainly hope it will be well attended.  I have not spoken to this group before and I am looking forward to it.

Gita - I am hoping for a good turnout.

Conrad -  Hopefully it will be a good one.

Roy - customer loyalty and great customer service will be one of my topics.

Joan -  I certainly hope so and look forward to it.

Oct 30, 2014 11:39 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


That's a hot topic . . . . 

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 30, 2014 01:20 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Lou - I certainly think so too.

Oct 30, 2014 09:16 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


It's times like this when I wish the founders of AR would go back to RAIN CAMP and invite you to speak to our group.

If ever you have a public speaking engagement in Dallas, please let me know.


Nov 05, 2014 07:56 PM