Social Responsibility Speaker

Tanya Quinn, Founder of Small Actions Greater Good

Passionately Inspiring and Supporting Small Business Owners To Do Good, Benefit Their Business, and Inspire Others

About Tanya

Tanya’s always had an overwhelming need to see the bigger picture – to know how her efforts and energy in life were contributing to something more.

To fill a gap that she saw between large corporate programs and small business opportunities, she founded Small Actions Greater Good to provide Social Responsibility inspiration and support to Small Business Owners who, like her, want to contribute to the greater good while also contributing to their business growth and profitability.

She’s a passionate speaker who inspires Small Business Owners to do more good while also providing practical tips and resources to help make their efforts easier and more effective (i.e. contribute to their business growth).

After 20 years of experience in Corporate America, she’s comfortable presenting formal training to a large room of students, casually presenting a topic during a lunch event, or discussing a topic with a host in-person or online.

Round Table Speaker at AltSummit 2019

Speaking Topics

Dispelling Three Common Small Business Social Responsibility Myths

Based on research and conversations with fellow Small Business Owners, there are three very common myths about Small Business Social Responsibility (or doing good as a Small Business Owner).

  1. Doing Social Good is NOT just for Corporations and Large Businesses.
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility is NOT the Best Approach for Small Business Owners.
  3. It’s critical to SHARE your efforts – both for your business and the greater good.

During this presentation or discussion, Tanya will share her surprising initial research into Small Business Social Responsibility, why she was inspired to create Small Actions Greater Good, and how she hopes to inspire and support Small Business Owners to do more good, benefit their businesses, and inspire others.

recommended audience

Small Business owners who are not familiar with Small Business Social Responsibility or not doing much.

Key Takeaways

Small Business Owners will leave with a better understanding of Small Business Social Responsibility, how it can (and should) benefit their businesses, and how to get started.

Recommended Format

Podcasts and Casual Presentations (~30 minutes)

Addressing the Most Common Objections Why Small Business Owners Don’t Share Their Social Good Efforts

Most Small Business Owners are extremely passionate about their businesses. We put our hearts and souls into what we do, and the extra hours are worth it. And many of us naturally incorporate efforts to contribute to the greater good into our efforts.

However, it’s shocking the number of Small Business Owners don’t SHARE their social good efforts due to 3 common objections:

  1.  “It feels like bragging.”
  2. “I’m doing it because I want to, not to help my business.”
  3. “I’m too busy.”

During this conversation, Tanya tackles each of these objections and why Small Business Owners are doing a disservice to their business, employees, customers, and community by thinking this way.

recommended audience

Small Business owners who are doing good through their business but NOT purposefully sharing their efforts.

Key Takeaways

Small Business Owners will leave with a shift in their mindset and an understanding of why it’s important to share the social good they do.

Recommended Format

Podcasts and Casual Presentations (~30 minutes)

Top 5 Mistakes That Prevent Small Business Owners from Doing Effective Social Good

Contributing to the greater good is a goal or mission for many Small Business Owners. While working with dozens during the formation of Small Actions Greater Good, we found 5 surprisingly common mistakes that are preventing them from doing EFFECTIVE social good (or from even starting to do good).

 

  1. Thinking that social responsibility ONLY “applies” to Corporations or Large Businesses.
  2. Assuming that doing social good, or MORE social good will be hard.
  3. Being unaware of, OR WORSE IGNORING, how your efforts also benefit your business.
  4. Making your actions too complicated to begin with.
  5. Not doing EFFECTIVE social good.

recommended audience

Small Business owners who have some familiarity with Social Responsibility and are taking some action already.

Key Takeaways

Attendees will learn about each of these mistakes and simple solutions to avoid or correct each mistake.

Recommended Format

Podcasts and Casual Presentations

7 Key Lessons I Learned While Chasing My Purpose

Creating Small Actions Greater Good was a passion project for Tanya. She was blessed to identify her “purpose” relatively earlier in life (to make a difference in the world and help as many people as possible).

However, knowing her purpose and figuring out what to do about it was a 15-year journey that led to the creation of Small Actions Greater Good.

During this conversation, Tanya talks about her personal journey and shares the 7 key lessons she learned along the way that will help individuals who are still chasing their purpose.

    recommended audience

    Female Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs who are building a business based on a personal passion.

    Key Takeaways

    7 lessons to keep in mind during their own personal journey.

    Recommended Format

    Podcasts and Casual Presentations

    courses or Workshops

    Business Growth with the Greater Good in Mind: Why and How to Embrace Small Business Social Responsibility

    During this formal training class, Small Business Owners will:

    • Learn the background and intention of Social Responsibility and how Corporate Responsibility programs don’t easily work for their business.
    • Find out why it’s so important for them to be a part of this growing (and rewarding) movement.
    • Explore how doing good can and should also benefit your business (including addressing the most common objections).
    • Get innovative ideas and examples of how to do good as a Business Owner whether they want to start small or jump in with both feet.

    recommended audience

    Small Business Owners who want to get starting doing more good through their business (or are only taking occasional action).

    Recommended Format

    60-90 minute interactive course or workshop

    How to Make Your Social Responsibility Efforts Easier and More Effective (As a Small Business Owner)

    During this formal training class, Small Business Owners will:

    1. Learn how to more easily determine what actions to take, keeping in mind that every business owner is different in their approach.
    2. Find out what it means to make your social good efforts EFFECTIVE and why this is important for your business (hint, it’s about making sure the efforts also benefit the business).
    3. Receive tools to modify existing actions and plan future actions to make them more effective.

    recommended audience

    Small Business Owners who are doing social good but want to expand what they do AND benefit from their actions.

    Recommended Format

    60-90 minute interactive course or workshop. 

    What People Are Saying

    What People Are Saying

    “Tanya and her training is a big ‘Yes!’ Her message – inspiring and relevant. Her presentation skills – articulate, engaging, and welcoming. Her professionalism – a dream come true.

    Tanya’s webinar for our regional business development institute turned out better than imagined. People loved it! (So did I) I highly recommend Tanya and Small Actions Greater Good.”

    Joy Taylor

    Online Learning Specialist, Women’s Business Center at JEDI

    RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

    Online Training Couse Presented to the Women’s Business Center at JEDI

    Roundtable Speaker at AltSummit 2019

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