Issue: 7 | Volume: 1   October 2012
From the Desk of the Executive Director In This Issue

It's About Profit, Not Revenue: It doesn't matter how many thousands of dollars you are bringing in each month if your expenses are almost as high, or higher. Many high-revenue businesses have gone under for this very reason -- don't be one of them.” C.J. Hayden

Greetings To You All,

October is the beginning of the last quarter for the year; it is time to focus on your plan for 2013. This next 90 days is a perfect time to reflect what 2012 has brought to your business and how you should position yourself for the future by listing steps to accomplish your plans.

Statistically, most successful companies are built over time. Take Walmart for example. The history of Walmart can be traced back to the 1940s when Sam Walton began his career in retailing, then in 1950, Mr. Walton launched the Walton’s which eventually became the world’s largest retailer. In 1962 the first Walmart was opened for business. In 1968 the first store outside the State of Arkansas was opened and then the Walmart International Division was formed in 1993. For a little more history on this retail empire please click here.

Back in June 2012, our newsletter published the Small Business article series that might have helped you to think about “What are the few things you can do that would really make a difference?” For more details on the series, please click here.

Finally, may the beauty of autumn bring you success and profitability!


Djuliani Soeharto Cordiano
Executive Director, Small Business United

October is the time to begin planning the year ahead. With our series of small business articles, SBUA can help.

This months offers and services.

About SBUA

Small Business United, Inc. (SBU) is an Association chartered in 1992 as a State of Texas nonprofit corporation. SBU's mission is the furtherance of small to mid-sized employer needs. Additionally, SBU provides an opportunity for trade associations, interest groups, professional employer organizations (PEO's), unions, and other organizations comprised of or serving small businesses. We are dedicated to making group purchasing programs available for our association clients and their members. SBU provides its clients and members access to a vetted group of tools, discounts, welfare, benefit, and group purchasing plans.

Small businesses need information on laws, policies, and current events that affect them. They need ways to save money on products and services they use every day. And, they need the ability to attract and retain employees by offering big-business benefits like health insurance and 401(k) plans.

Small businesses can meet these needs by joining SBU and gaining access to informative resources, group purchasing discounts, group-rated health insurance options, and much more.

Contacting SBUA
Call 1-877-SBUA-USA (1-877-728-2872) or visit us online at or contact your insurance agent to find out more about SBU.
Products and Services

Get a Free $10 McDonald's Gift Card with order of $100 or more! Also, get a free Pink Ribbon Uni-ball Gel Pens with $50 order! And $.10 per pack is donated to City of Hope. Click here for more information.


SBU members can still get a great deal on data backup with Mozy. Through the rest of the year members can get 10% off a subscription to MozyPro. Click here for more details.


Find great deals on everything from cleaning supplies and snacks to office furniture this month through SBU's OfficeMax Partner Advantage Program.