Small Businesses Who Made An Impact In 2018
Mobile and Baldwin County are both home to several successful small businesses. Each contributed valuable time and resources to the people in their neighborhoods. Want to know who made difference in 2018? Check out these small businesses who made a big impact in their community.
The members of C2 Wealth Strategies strive every day to ease the stress of financial planning and help people create wealth without feeling limited. The firm’s president, Wesley Coody is also instrumental in expanding the company’s outreach in the community. As treasurer of Augusta Evans School Foundation, Coody sought to raise money for a new playground tailored for children with special needs. The company also has a hand in the school’s teacher grant program which allows teachers to purchase much-needed technology for their classrooms.
More than just a bakery that offers yummy treats for the pups, Dog Days Bakery holds adoption events throughout the year for cats and dogs alike. The mom and pop shop also raises money for local rescues through bake sales and holiday parties.
Housed in the BBVA Compass building in downtown Fairhope, Hatch provides resources and services to tech-based small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baldwin County. This technology-centered incubator aims to help local startups get off the ground by supplying viable business resources.
Headquartered in Daphne, tech provider JMF Solutions makes its mark not only in local communities but globally as well. The employees are active in community-focused initiatives such as the Kiwanis Club and charity gumbo cookoffs. The company also provides discounted or free services to those in the community. Employees also are given paid time off to participate in mission trips.
While Gulf Supply Company has the same capabilities as larger corporations, it is the company’s ability to adjust to each customer’s individual needs that sets it apart. Employees also find time to give back to the local community by assisting families in need and participating with local youth sports.
Local healthcare supply company, Port City Medical does more than just sell health equipment; they reach out to those with health challenges every day. They visit patients directly to assist with medical equipment and provide guidance on the right products to use. Employees play an integral part in the community’s health by contributing to Mobile’s EMS breast cancer awareness initiatives. Representatives recently donated blood pressure cuffs to Victory Health Partners.
Small businesses have proven that bigger isn’t always better. Communities thrive thanks to the monetary contributions, volunteers and donated items and services provided by these small businesses.