BBC Friday 26 July 2013 – “Productize What You Know” (w/ Michael Fountain)

OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon August Workshops feature Michael Fountain: “Productize What You Know” — This BBC Friday, Michael Fountain — Director, Channel Development (marketing focus) at Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions — will give an overview of the August OXp workshops. “Michael Fountain helps Entrepreneurs and Experts Design, Build, Deploy, & Market Software Solutions and Information Products online” (

Michael On LinkedIn ( I’m a serial Technologist with a strong passion for designing and developing software applications. I love productizing ideas and really enjoy helping businesses improve the customer life-cycle through software automation. I’m also considered a ‘full-stack’ Entrepreneur, which simply means, when I identify a problem, in most cases I can design the solution, develop it, deploy it, scale it, market it, and create a profitable business out of it…. Wayne Gretzky once said, ‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take’. Here’s to always taking the shot!” (More info on the OXp August Workshops at

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 non-virtual non-cloud 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 “Productize” w/ Michael Fontain
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

July OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: Still one workshop left this month: July 30th, Analysis and Next Steps. ” 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 PMHosted 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

August OfficeXpats Monday Morning Workshops (August 5, 12, 19, 26): “Declare. Design. Deliver!” w/ OXp Member & BBC Regular Charlie King ( “What’s next for your business? What next project or deliverable would empower your summer and blast you into fall? Come be supported, be inspired and create a plan that will deliver results worthy of your vision and greatness! This four-session workshop will distinguish the future you want to create that is a reflection of your greatness. You will be supported to DECLARE the results you’d like to produce. Then we will DESIGN a structure to DELIVER your results (and future success!) and get you into action.” More info at

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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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.