This Final BBC Friday Of 2012 We Will Open Up The Table On The Subject Of “BBC 2013”
January 4th 2013 marks the 4th Anniversary of BBC. Coming from not so modest beginnings at the Illustrious Blue Ocean Cafe, one of B.I.’s more delicious business experiments, the ever-popular yet ghostly Bainbridge Business Connection in four years has: spawned BBC2 (Thursday evening BBC Channel 2), encouraged, supported, may we suggest incubated a number of now-successful B.I. businesses (maybe the most exciting being OfficeXpats), and filled a unique space in the annuals of friendly business networking communities upon this lovely blue-green planet Earth.
All these amazing accomplishments generated by but a few dozen or so crazy-happy innovative and ingenious business entrepreneurs meeting moderately continuously every Friday (less a few holidays) for four years, without formal corporate existence, business structure, organizational documentation or formulation, on the books of no political, civil, or municipal body (though with the informal support and blessing of the Bainbridge Chamber Of Commerce). The names of those BBC Originals & Regulars, were we to list them hear, would fill a really big page!
FIRST, this exciting very last BBC Friday — not saying this is the very last Friday Friday just the last BBC Friday of 2012 — anyway, uh, where was I? — oh yeah, this BBC Friday lets begin, in the spirit of both the original “free-fun-friendly” tradition of BBC1 and the delightfully new tradition of BBC2, honoring those shadowy nocturnal BBCites and ever-faithful Leslie of OXp fame (does this sentence ever end?) with an around-the-table 2-minute business story time. As Leslie puts it: “We start by sharing 2-minute stories about how our business impacted someone. This is a great way to explore value!“
SECOND, we’ll share ideas and do some roundtable strategising for BBC 2013.
So invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting end of the world, er, end of 2012 event … and another delicious cup of BBC!
BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events
Thursday, 13 December, Chamber After Hours (bainbridgechamber.com/default.aspx?ID=126)
Join us for a special Holiday After Hours hosted by PHC Construction at the Grow Community Model Homes, 428 Grow Ave. No charge, no reservations necessary. The public is welcome.
Final OfficeXpats December Tuesday Workshops, December 18th – “Looking Back, Looking Forward” (Noon-1:00)
=> Dec 18: Understanding the financial story of your business through the balance sheet, P&L and budget, Karla Smith CPA (MKJSmith.com) and Kelly Deis MBA (Turning Point Financial). For more info and registration (fee: $10 per session; free to OfficeXpats members): officexpats.com/looking-back-looking-forward.
December 26-28 – OfficeXpats Think Week Party
Last year we invented Think Week as a free coworking and community event between Christmas and New Year’s. We filled the week with brainstorming and strategic planning events. Ignite Bainbridge was born from one of those brainstorms.
This year Think Week is only three days: December 26-28. A few ideas for events (some are tentative; more details to come):
• A workshop on discovering your mission/vision
• A brainstorm to create our Kickstarter campaign
• A mosaic tile project
• A celebration of Ignite Bainbridge’s 1-year anniversary, with viewings of a few of the recorded presentations and interviews
So get started on your goals for Think Week, and pass the word. It’s a great chance to experience for free the productivity and community of coworking. (officexpats.com/free-coworking-during-think-week-2012)
BBC Related Links