Small Giants Seek Big Opportunities

Kathy & Tom Walter present in Cincinnati

A Small Giants Community for business owners of small- and mid-sized, privately-held companies is forming in Cincinnati. From left are: sponsors Jim Mullaney of Edoc Service of Fairfield and Chuck Proudfit of SkillSource Business Builders in Blue Ash and Mason; and speakers Kathy Steele of Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology and Tom Walter of Tasty Catering, both of Chicago. (Oak Tree Communications Photo)

Small Giants Seek Big Opportunities


Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology President Kathy Steele, and Tom Walter, Chief Culture Officer of Tasty Catering, a fellow Inc. Small Giant Community member, traveled to Cincinnati to promote the idea of becoming part of the community.

Small Giants are value-driven, focused entrepreneurs who believe success is more than just the bottom line. This community is made up of like minded leaders who consider contributions to their community, dedication to customer service, and preservation of workplace culture when measuring business success. 

This event was hosted by Small Giant’s member Jim Mullany of eDoc Service and Chuck Proudfit of Skillsource. Jim and his team regularly make the 300-mile commute to take part in the growing community in Chicago and hope to build a core of Small Giant businesses in their area. Kathy took part in a panel discussion to share her experiences and what it means to be a Small Giant.

Red Caffeine’s founding principles are guided by participation in the Inc. Small Giants Community. “In a very short time, our company has seen incredible results,” says Steele. “We have a highly engaged employee culture which shines through in the work we do for our clients. The alignment of our team’s values and transparency of the business finances build an incredible level of trust internally. By contrast, in just one year, Red Caffeine was able to generate revenues only exceeded once in my 10 years as co-founder of Desert Rose Design.” 

To learn more about the Small Giants community, you can reach out to Kathy.