BBC Friday 2 August 2013 – “Your board Of Directors” Strategy Roundtable

This BBC Friday we will do a “Your Board Of Directors” business strategy roundtable.

Classic BBC! Here is where you can bring a business problem, personal problem (no therapeutic guarantees), tweak-my-branding questions. Be prepared to think serendipitously and strategize strategically on yours and your Fellow BBCites businesses. 

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 in real time and real space … 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 “Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC2 The Evening Edition! Thursday, August 1st, 6:00-7:30. “Peer Review Of Your Website!” 

Join the denizens of BBC2 this Thursday for another nocturnal journey into the outer limits of business enlightenment. (Questions? Contact BBC2 Host Brian Creamer at [email protected])


BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

Monday 5 August 2013- Joint OfficeXpats, BBC, Accelerate Kitsap “Linux Install-fest” (Noon-4:00)As part of the OfficeXpats Coworking Week celebration (see next event entry below), on August 5th, Noon-4:00, you can give your poorly-functioning, slow-running laptop or “legacy computer” a second life with a Linux operating system & Open Source software. In the spirit of collaboration and Coworking Week, tech-savvy volunteers from Accelerate Kitsap, BBC, Astonish Inc, and Kombi Corp are coming together at OfficeXpats to offer the opportunity of adding longer life to old computers.Volunteers will help you step-by-step through the process of installing Linux for basic computing, Internet browsing, and of course for playing solitaire, and Open Office or LibreOffice for word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentations. Or, donate your laptop so someone in need may get use from its second life (donation details for qualifying kids or families will be announced after the install-fest). For more details see (Questions: contact Dave Kragen, KaveDragen Ink, [email protected])

5-9 August 2013- COWORKING WEEK @ OfficeXpats – Coworking as a “thing” turns 8 years old on August 9, and all next week is Coworking Week. The big celebration will be on Friday at OfficeXpats, an all-day free Open House, with a BBQ lunch. Please stop by to “cowork,” (set up your laptop, get productive), or join us for our traditional BBQ lunch of burgers and dogs. Everyone is welcome, at no charge, and members do not use up one of their days to come. Just help us celebrate this community trend that supports independent workers! Check the OfficeXpats “Calendar” for special Coworking Week events and activities. NOTE: Two years ago on August 9, in honor of Coworking Day, we opened the OfficeXpats doors for coworking for the first time. This September is our official anniversary month, when we turn 2.

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.