BBC Friday 19 October 2012 – Bill Ruddick Presents “Business Value Check-Up & Business Reality Check”

Bill Ruddick will give an update of his “Business Reality Check” including slides and a discussion roundtable.

This presentation is based not only on Bill’s classic “Ruddick Consulting” business plan development, but also reflects Bill’s latest work for Accelerate Kitsap’s “business growth mentoring” program (

Invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Cafe Networking Model: For the opening 1/2 hour (7:30-8:00) before the formal meeting begins we’ll set up individual “cafe” tables allowing for informal small roundtable visiting, networking, open topic discussions. So, try to get to BBC this Friday around 7:30 to give the “cafe” idea a try!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Bill Ruddick Presents!
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC


BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

OfficeXpats October Tuesday Workshops – “Free and Cheap Business Tools” Continues

There’re still 2 more delightful OXp Tuesday Workshops (each an independent subject) lead by BBCRegular “tech-of-tomorrow expert” Annette Walker!

October 23: Websites, social media tools, news gathering
October 29: Financial management and contact management (customer relationship management)

Thursday 25 October @ OfficeXpats (6:00-8:00 PM) – Agate Pass Exchange “Teach-in”

This is a soup supper with a movie and discussion. Facebook page:

October 31 Halloween Evening – “Soup’r Burger” Grand Opening

Downstairs @ The Pavilion! The new innovative eatery opens its door Halloween evening. Regular hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. / / [email protected]

Friday 2 November 2012 – Africa Round Table

Midday, 11:30-1:30 – To register or for more info:

Next Month Heads-up! – OfficeXpats November Tuesday Workshops

November “Business Skills Workshops” will explore market research and direct marketing. At the end of this month, participants will have created a list of targeted contacts and a plan for what to do with them.

– Learn to query databases licensed by Kitsap Regional Library for understanding your target demographics or to generate contact lists.
– Discover ways to write an appealing script, and learn strategies designed to get past the fear of cold calls.
– Gather strategies for what makes a welcomed direct marketing appeal, such as a direct mail postcard or e-mail.

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Honoring Our Previous Hosts Flowering Around
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.