Passages to Success is on a mission to empower business owners and entrepreneurs through tools, strategies, and connections for remarkable success.
We believe that success encompasses personal growth, meaningful relationships, and positive community impact. By providing vibrant networking opportunities, community events, and engaging brand content, we amplify our clients’ visibility and impact. With a background in banking and lending, we also offer valuable financial insights to support informed decision-making and long-term stability.
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
In 2019, Ben Surratt, along with his co-hosts Jonathan Kaylor and Jason Knopp, embarked on a mission to highlight the stories and experiences of small business owners and passionate individuals in their local community. Through their podcast, Business Over Beer, they shared the journeys of entrepreneurs and delved into the “why” behind their businesses, all while enjoying the flavors of local craft beer.
However, in 2020, the world witnessed unprecedented challenges as small businesses faced the impacts of forced lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these trying times, Ben, Jonathan, and Jason recognized the need for a more proactive role in supporting local businesses. Thus, Passages to Success was born—a membership-based community dedicated to helping small business owners navigate the challenges they face and thrive in an ever-changing landscape.
Now, three years later, Ben Surratt, alongside Kimberly Keys and Chris Toffler, has taken the vision of Passages to Success to new heights. They have embarked on a journey to build upon the foundation laid by Passages and offer even more support and resources to the small business community. Together, they have founded the New Passages to Success—an evolution of the original concept, with a renewed commitment to empowering small business owners and entrepreneurs.
At the New Passages to Success, our mission remains the same: to provide a platform where small business owners can connect, learn, and thrive. We believe in the power of community and the transformative impact it can have on the success of businesses. By joining our growing community, you’ll benefit from enhanced opportunities, expanded resources, and a network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about supporting and uplifting one another.
Now is the time to be part of the New Passages to Success journey. Together, we will build upon the successes of the past and create a future where small businesses thrive. Join us today and experience the difference that a supportive and dynamic community can make for your business.