No BBC Friday, December 21st & 28th – BBC Canceled over Christmas & New Years Holidays

Next BBC Friday will be 4 January 2013

HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE Christmas & New Years!

Reminder: 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!

Assignment: Over the holidays,  for “BBC 2013,” think of local businesses and business owners who might enjoy speaking to us, presenting about their business, and sharing business lessons they’ve learned.

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

BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

26-28 December 2012 -Free Coworking During “Think Week”
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 “idea-fests.”
This year Think Week is only three days: December 26th, 27th, & 28th. Here are some events (check back as we add new ones (
  • Wednesday 11am-12:30: A discussion and workshop on discovering your personal or company mission/vision based on values and purpose.
  • Thursday 11am-12:30: The inaugural “Follow the Money” discussion group. Learn more.
  • Friday 12:30-2pm: 1-year anniversary celebration of Ignite Bainbridge w/ viewings of a few recorded presentations and interviews
  • Tentative: Brainstorming session to create our OXp  Kickstarter Campaign for office improvements
January 2013, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Your Business And The law”
January’s theme for our weekly Tuesday@noon workshops is about your business and the law: The contracts for setting up a business, protecting assets and continuity, and fending off threats. Iinfo at:
January 8, Protecting business reputation and continuity: Elizabeth M. Toglia (Dronkert).
January 15, Basic business contracts 101: Caroline Fichter.
January 22,  Patents, copyrights, and trademarks:  Martin Garthwaite.
January 29, Legal requirements when people work for you: Paula Willems.

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
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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.