BBC Friday 10 May 2013 – “Creating The Business You Want” with David Franklin

Join us this BBC Friday where David Franklin tells his story and talks business coaching — “Creating the Business You Want”

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

In this hands-on session, you’ll learn practical skills to create a thriving business, including:

  • Generating powerful questions to catalyze growth, focus on the big picture, and expand on your strengths
  • Moving towards your potential instead of staying stuck in problem-solving mode
  • Setting clear goals to ensure accountability and success

You’ll leave the session with:

  • Clarity around how to take your business to the next level
  • Tools for engaging your employees and customers in helping your business thrive
  • Strategies for creating more collaboration and teamwork in your business

With 20 years in the field, David Franklin, MA, has vast experience in teaching, facilitating, and coaching hundreds of people in seminars, groups, and private sessions. David holds a Masters Degree from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University in Organizational Systems: Leadership and Organizational Development and brings twenty-five years of combined experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, manager, administrator, and employee to lead from experience in his work with clients (

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting time … 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 “Creating The Business You Want” w/David Franklin
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

May OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops – “Social Media Strategy” (noon-1:00)
May is social media strategy month for our Tuesday@noon business skills seminars. Before investing in any new marketing venture, it’s helpful to know where you want to go. Such as understanding WHY you would use WHICH channels of social media and WHAT you want to get out of them. And of course you will want to know whether you are reaching your objectives over time. This month, we will break it down into 4 weekly workshops to help you develop your own goals and build a process for reaching them. (
May 7: The building blocks of your social media strategy, with Leslie Schneider.
May 14: Building a content marketing strategy, with Lena Scott.
May 21: Creating a social media dashboard, with Tobias Eigen.
May 28: Creative ideas in action, with Karen Klein.

10 May, Friday: 7:30-9:00 AM – Chamber Breakfast: “Local Capital: Growing your business while strengthening your community ties.” What are your options? Thinking about Debt, Equity, Donations and Pre Sales. Presented by Rachel Maxwell and Casey Dilloway, Co-Founders and Alex Mondau, VP of Business Development at Community Sourced Capital. All hold MBAs from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Finding financing for small businesses has never been easy, and has become even more challenging in recent years. Community Sourced Capital provides a simple way for community members to lend money to the local businesses where they find the most value. (More details:  NOTE: The Chamber’s Monthly Friday Breakfast does not conflict with BBC1, rather once a month consider that there are now two options open for a Friday Morning business gathering. BBC has always supported the Chamber, and the Chamber has always supported us at BBC.

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details.  BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

17 May, Friday: Bainbridge Lecture Series – “The Future Of Water” (5:30-7:00 PM). Reception to follow. Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (Madison Av & High School Rd). Free admission. (Details:

Welcome to Kombi Corp, New Full-time OfficeXpats Member! Read about the KombiCorp-OXp Connection:

BBC Related Links

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