BBC Friday 12 July 2013 Post-4th “Business Tips Sharing Time”

Join us this BBC Friday for our Post-4th “Business Tips Sharing Time”

Gila Monster of North America. Plate from Century Cyclopedia.

Topic: What’s a great program, app, business trick or tip that you’ve found useful recently? User-friendly QR Code reader. Smart-phone portable scanner. Vistaprint. Some aspect of cloud computing that’s been helpful. This is BBC Show-&-Tell time! Bring your pet turtle or gila monster, if they’ve been a successful part of your branding or marketing and show the rest of us “how.”

Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all businesswise!

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting 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 “Business Tips Sharing Time” show-&-tell
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
Note: Gila Monster jpg is a public domain media file. The New Century Dictionary. Eds., H.G. Emery and K.G. Brewster. Source: (tip: wikipedia, while sometimes publishing questionable or poorly reviewed content, is a great source for public domain images that one can safely document and avoid fair usage or copyright infringement issues)

BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

SPECIAL THANKS To All Who Helped With The Joint OfficeXpats/BBC Booth at the 2013 Grand Old Fourth This Year! What a great time.

July OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: There are still three workshops left this month. July 16th, External Factors; July 23rd, Financial Impacts; July 30th, Analysis and Next Steps. “Whether you are starting a business or preparing to sell or struggling to survive some unexpected changes, get clarity by analyzing where you are and generate a plan for ways to better run your business. With five separate reality checks, learn to see your business from different perspectives (powerful checklist worksheets for each).” Excellent material presented by BBC Regular Bill Ruddick, and financial sensei & guides Karla Smith and Kelly Deis. More info and sign-up at

July Chamber After Hours, Thursday, July 25, 5:30-7:00 PM — Hosted by Guild Mortgage, Carolyn and Charlie Frame would like to invite you to see their new offices at 363 Tormey Lane, just off Hildebrand, across from Curves. Come by and say hello.

August OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: Productize” What You Know, with Michael Fountain,  Turn what you know–and what your audience wants–into products and services that earn you income. This workshop series demystifies the process of designing, building, deploying, and marketing information products online and will get you started on a path to creating products of your own for sale. Each session builds on prior sessions and includes a workbook that you will use throughout all 4 sessions to keep you organized. Week 1 – How to create a set of products from your life’s work or passion. Week 2 – How to create your “Call-to-Action Marketing Plan.” Week 3 – How to create your first product. Week 4 – How to create your homepage ATM. Very Exciting! More info and sign-up at

Friday 19 July – “Ready or Not Party” with Elle’s Optique – BBC Regular and OfficeXpats Member Elle Tatum is holding a Business Party celebrating the new Pleasant Beach Market Place and its many vendors at Pleasant Beach Village, Lynwood Center. The band “Paundy” will perform starting at 6:00 PM. Please join in the festivities and meet our many merchants!
Elle Tatum, LDO has practiced opticianry on the Island for over twenty years and is now starting up as an independent optician with the creation of Elle’s Island Spectacle Optique, in the Market Place. She is focused on cool, quality eyewear at prices that can’t be beat on the Island offering technical expertise and unsurpassed customer service! Elle would also like to credit the incredible experience she has had as part of OfficeXpats with giving her the mentorship, networking, business classes and encouragement to pursue her passion and dream of Elle’s Island Spectacle. OfficeXpats: where we work independently, together!

Grounds For Change Coffee honored as “Best for the World” — Story at:

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.

BBC Related Links

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