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Featured member: monica cannon

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In a few sentences, describe your organization to us.

Cannon Consulting is a boutique consulting company that provides start-up development and operational assistance to small business, organizations, and agencies. Most clients are small entrepreneurs.


Why did you decide to open your business in Midtown?

I loved the energy that was already present. There was already a great energy among the small businesses in Midtown filled with lots of passion. And that’s what made me know that the business needed to be here.


What is a typical business transaction like?

No day, encounter, project or client is typical. And that’s why I like it. The client and their needs will drive the day and the agenda. I’ve had a day where I was at a dirt pit advising on how to pay truck drivers, to an attorney’s office to complete the purchase of a new truck, and then to a small business workshop.


As a member of the Midtown community, what role do you see yourself playing?

My desire is to hopefully be an example to the youth and young adults. I want them to see that they can do this. Many times the youth read about small business owners and see them on social media, but very few know someone or have access to someone. I want to be an example to them and show them that it is possible for them too.


What do you enjoy most about Midtown?

It’s absolutely the people. The residents, the stakeholders, the artists. I cannot see my day happening if I didn’t talk to a neighbor.


What’s your favorite thing about BAM?

My favorite thing is the collective energy. Everybody brings something very different to the table. I love the fact that the group is so comfortable and that we can have these differing opinions in that space.


What are you currently working on and/or plan on doing in the future?

Currently, I’m working with three truck driving companies and a hairstylist. The truck driving companies are looking to maintain and the hairstylist is wishing to expand.


Outside of your business, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m a life long learner. I love workshops and webinars and developing my skills. I’m always trying to grow and exploring what other people are doing.