WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV)-- Valley business owners can grow by reaching out to other businesses. Small business owners say they face a lot of challenges.
The bottom line is, they're always looking to improve their bottom line.
The summit gave entrepreneurs and others the chance to share ideas, and to try to figure out what might work for them, too.
Adam Shifflett was part of a panel about growing your business. He and his brothers own Three Brothers Brewery. Shifflett says a lot of what works for one business, might not help another. He says that's often the case, especially in brewing. But, hearing others' ideas can still help spark them for your own business.
"Even though each industry is different, and even if you stay within one industry and try to copy, it doesn't work out a lot of times. But you can pull from a glass-blowing studio, something they've learned, and you can make that work with your business," said Shifflett.
He says it's important for local businesses to be local businesses, first and foremost. After all, investing in the community and bringing more people to the area will likely pay off for businesses themselves, and the Valley.