Business plans a pivotal part of success

Power Networking Group

Do you want to expand your business, be more competitive in your industry or achieve certain goals?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you need a business plan.

Whether you’ve just started out or you have been in business for years, business planning can be the key to your success.

A complete, thoughtful business plan is one of the most valuable tools to help you achieve long-term goals. It gives your business direction, defines your objectives, maps out strategies to achieve your goals and helps you to manage possible bumps in the road. It should be reviewed and revised regularly to reflect changes in your business situation and in your marketplace.

Since we started Power Networking Group in December 2017, we have seen many networking success stories. We would like to feature two local business owners that are PNG members and have something in common — windows. Meet Justin Knapp of 1st Glass Window Cleaners LLC and Julie Elliott of Dawn 2 Dusk Sun Screens.

1st Glass Window Cleaners was born December 2, 2004, at 12:32 p.m. through a discussion Justin was having with his uncle. Justin took the idea and formed his limited liability company in 2005 and has not stopped cleaning windows since.

Justin always wanted freedom to work outside and not in an office, so this is the perfect business for him. He loves the city of Maricopa and recognizes small business growth opportunities and hopes to one day bring his children into the business.

He does commercial and residential window cleaning, inside and out. He works with a lot of Realtors, too, in helping to prepare homes to list! He believes a clean window can really make a difference in your home or business.

As a PNG leader, Justin organizes a happy hour networking event monthly that is always fun and well attended. You can reach Justin at 480-440-2193 or his Facebook page 1st Glass Window Cleaners.

Dawn 2 Dusk Sun Screens is owned and managed by Julie Elliott. D2D is another family owned and operated Maricopa business that started four years ago. Julie saw an opportunity to help decrease cooling costs in her own house and installed her own sun screens.

She did such a great job and it did help reduce her electric bills, so she went public and began supplying and installing affordable sun screens, patio screen doors, security doors and roll shades to homes all across the Valley.

Julie has been a Maricopa resident for 11 years and prides herself on always showing up on time and doing an excellent job. She became a member of Power Networking Group early on and contributes the contacts she has made from networking in part to her increased success.

Julie has a passion to help others cut their electric bills by installing affordable sun screens. You can reach Julie at 702-460-1648 or on her Facebook page Dawn2Dusk Sunscreens.

Power Networking Group is providing unique leadership in Maricopa to the small business community and the city. Our small business networking partners are winners and we welcome other like-minded small business owners to join us on our incredible journey.

Power Networking Group is all about small business, jobs and entrepreneurship. With active chapters in six cities. It’s a perfect networking group for you to join if you are a startup or home-based business.

For more information about Power Networking Group, visit the website at and register as a guest. Contact Moshe Klein at or Pat Lairson at

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