BBC Friday: OfficeXpats “February Tuesday@Noon Workshops” Overview by Annette Walker

BBC Regular and loyal OXp Member Annette Walker will introduce the February Tuesday@Noon OXp Workshops: “Build WordPress Sites in a Hands-on Workshop Series.”

“To reach customers, your business needs to be where they are — online.  In this 4-part workshop, you will have the opportunity to create a fresh, attractive website or blog using the popular platform WordPress. You will gain the basics of building & updating your site. WordPress is friendly & you don’t have to be a techie or designer to use it.”

Annette has an MBA from the University of Washington, an undergraduate degree in engineering, and is an e-commerce and business start-up veteran. She also knows lots of really cool stuff! (Annette’s contact info:  ||  [email protected])

So invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting BBC event — and another delicious cup of BBC!

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 February OXp Tuesday@Noon Workshops Introduction
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

January 29, 2013 – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops, “Your Business And The law”: There is still one more session, tomorrow, of January’s Tuesday@noon workshops about your business and the law: The contracts for setting up a business, protecting assets and continuity, and fending off threats. January 29, Legal requirements when people work for you: Paula Willems. Info at:

February 2013 – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Build WordPress Sites in a Hands-on Workshop Series”
Learn how to build a fresh, attractive website or blog using WordPress with free or custom themes. The four Tuesday@noon business skills workshops in February will take you step-by-step through the basics of building and updating your site. WordPress is friendly and you don’t have to be a techie or designer to use it.
These workshops are designed for hands-on, so you can build your website during the sessions. The goal is that at the end of the 4-part workshop you will have a fresh, professional website that reflects you and your business. Or, you can also attend without a computer to watch and learn. The sessions will be recorded for watching later. Handouts and links to resources and tips will be provided for ongoing assistance.
If you are starting from scratch: to follow along in this course you will need to have a hosted domain. For anyone who wants assistance with picking a domain name or getting hosting, BBC Regular & OXp member, Annette Walker (, will sit down with you at OfficeXpats and help you through the process. Tuesdays in January from 9:30am until noon, or email her to schedule a time ([email protected]) More info

Get set for the 2013 Home & Business Show: Bainbridge Island Home & Busness Expo, Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 10 x 10 vendor booth $250. Applications & online sign up coming soon. Sponsorships available. Contact the Chamber at 206-842-3700 or [email protected].

Chamber Business Directory 2013 Now Available: Also available in a limited number of print copies –

**Special Notice for OfficeXpats Memberships: MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS Ending This Thursday, January 31! Don’t miss out!**
All memberships: Pay for 4 months of membership upfront, get your 5th  month free!
Any daily membership: When start or upgrade a membership in January, you will get “Xtra” days to use throughout the year. For instance, if you sign up or upgrade to Flextime (8 days/month), you get 8 full-day gift cards to use anytime throughout the year.
Full time specials: Start or upgrade to full time and get After Hours at no extra charge ($75 value), giving you 24/7 access to the office. Ask us for details.

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.