BBC Friday 18 July 2014 – Business Tools Roundtable Discussion – “Closing The Deal, Getting Paid.”
Over The Years BBC has held “Business Tools” workshops and roundtable discussions which address key questions and issues related to entrepreneurial life and practice in the day to day world of doing business and being a business person.
Thus this BBC Friday we will discuss a perennial topic of interest: after you make a client contact — new or returning — what can one do to “close the deal” with that client and to get paid for services rendered?
Thank you to Karen Klein, Karen Klein Law, karenkleinlaw.com, for suggesting this great topic! So bring your ideas, stories — fun or scary! — and join the discussion. Always a lively time at BBC (not the British Broadcasting Corporation).
Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!
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 Tools Roundtable Discussion
8:30-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
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15 JULY – Second Session of OXp July [email protected] Workshops! “From Business Idea To Pitch.” If you missed the first two session, don’t worry, Michael is doing a wonderful job of teaching and guiding us all through cutting edge Business-wisdom and growth strategies! Do you have an idea for a must-have product or service, but need help with what comes next? Michael “Luni” Libes, author of The Next Step, provides a simple, understandable path through the stages of business planning. Each stage includes a set of key questions, which when answered, provide you with the materials needed for your formal business plan and pitch. July 22 –Financial planning and fundraising; July 29 – How to create and deliver a great pitch. Register while there’s still time at officexpats.com. Michael Libes on the web: his book The Next Step is well worth the price and is a way to catch up for the final two workshops! See also his websites fledge.co and kickincubator.com.
COMING SOON! August 4th-8th: OfficeXpats International Coworking Week Celebration! Some of the exciting exciting events to watch for: Free coworking ALL WEEK; Monday Morning Check-in (9:30-10:00); FREE business skills workshop (Tuesday Noon-1:00); FREE “Super Happy Hour” (Thursday 4:30 PM) and trends talk TBD, drinks and snacks provided; Coworking Week Cookout on our deck (Thursday 6:00 PM) – burgers and sausages (including non-meat) – bring a side dish or dessert to share, or make a $5 donation; and finally, BBC is doing its now annual FREE Pancake (maybe waffles too) Breakfast! officexpats.com/coworking-week-2014/.
REMINDER for BBC Regular Members: Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List! For Single Page Referral Sheet and BBC Website Regular Members List. As BBC Regular members, you can have your business and contact info available for the BBC Community and on the BBC Website. Follow this link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR. BBC on Facebook: Alice David has kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination. Take a look: facebook.com/pages/Bainbridge-Business-Connection/654519374596401 – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.
BBC Regular Lee Hoffman is working with a group to develop the Maritime Heritage Center in Bremerton and restore the classic tub boat “Quail” –visit the website: bremhv.com.
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