BBC Friday 6 March – Leveraging Past Lessons To Work For Your Present Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Betty Herman on LinkedInThis BBC Friday, longtime BBC Regular, wise person (not to be confused with Mafia “wise guy” or “gangster”), and delightful inspiration, Betty Herman, will lead us in a roundtable discussion of finding the gift in life events

Sometimes life events are not recognized as gifts until many years later. This discussion will give you the opportunity to look at your experiences and the lessons you learned from those events. Once those values/lessons you gained are identified, as a group, we can talk about how you can better leverage those lessons to benefit your business. Betty Herman of Martha & Mary (, has led this session in Gig Harbor with amazing results. Come and enjoy the discussion, share your wisdom, learn from one another, supporting each other as entrepreneurs and business owners growing their business in unique ways.

Betty is Outreach Coordinator, Geriatric Care Manager Assistant, at Martha & Mary Home and Community Services: “We provide services in rehabilitation, long term care, in-home care, child care programs, early childhood education, and more, throughout the West Sound region. For the past 25 years Betty has provided services to seniors  in a variety of capacities, from individual caregiver to Care Director.”

From Dave Kragen, KillWare®.com: Ok, I tend to pretty much hide from my past. Don’t want to go there really. Not that it was so awful, just, well, it’s the past. But, you know, I trust Betty. She’s got smarts and, well – d’oh – hey, Betty teaches good stuff and has a handle on life. And, besides, I’d rather ‘leverage the past’ than have the past ‘leverage me’.

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

 So, invite your friends and associates to come 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 Leveraging Your Past – w/ Betty Herman
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website 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 link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

 5 March, Thursday, Follow the Money. Bring your financial statements for the month (the profit and loss report) and compare the Key Performance Indicators for your business with goals and previous months. Facilitated by Rebecca Villareal. (Save the date for future 1st-Thursdays on April 2, May 7.)  Registration at:

10 March, OXp Tuesday@Noon Workshop (FINANCE): Cash flow management: Learn to create your Profit & Loss report and a Cash Flow Statement, and how to use these reports to do forecasts and projections and plan for growth. Taught by Rebecca Villareal. More info and registration at:

Check out visitbainbridge.comThe new Bainbridge Chamber Visitor Information website is up and running, developed by Spiderlilly Web Design. Feedback welcome, so send your ideas and input  to BBC Regular and webmaster Brian Creamer at

7 March, Saturday – Annual Chamber Membership Awards Dinner & Installation Ceremony. Join us for this gala event where we will reveal this year’s winners of the Annual Bainbridge Island Chamber Membership Awards: Small, Medium, Large and Sustainable Businesses of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Chairman’s Choice, and the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year, who will be the parade grand marshal in our 2015 Grand Old Fourth celebration.

NEW – FREE WI-FI IN WINSLOW DOWNTOWN CORE!  Thanks to a collaboration between the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and Kitsap Public Utility District, businesses, residents and visitors can take advantage of the new Wi-Fi network along parts of Winslow Way and Madison. Warning – this is not a secure network, so take the same precautions you would in a coffee shop or airport – no private information or financial transactions. Look for a network called “community-wifi” to access the signal on your computer or mobile device. See our coverage map for more info.

BBC on Facebook: Alice David has kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination. Take a look: – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.  We all love you Alice – stay strong! (Alice David support community: Caring Bridge)


BBC Related Links

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