BBC Friday – November 18th @ Flowering Around – “Building Your Business”

“Washington C.A.S.H.” – guest speaker Stuart Walton – “Helping Bootstrap Local Entrepreneurs”

This week’s special guest speaker, Stuart Walton, will talk about his work with the group Washington C.A.S.H., The Washington Community Alliance For Self-Help. Washington C.A.S.H. “empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources—and unlimited potential. We provide the hands-on education, support, and access to capital needed to launch and manage successful small enterprises in the Puget Sound region, focusing on low-income, women, and minority populations.”

Stuart Walton, Kitsap Business Development Specialist, “brings a wealth of entrepreneurial and management experience to Kitsap client entrepreneurs. He was the owner of West Sound Business Supply and its subsidiary Paper Products, Etc. in Kitsap County for over eighteen years. This retail and wholesale engineering and office supply firm served the four county Puget Sound basin, regularly supplying products and services to all types of businesses from out of their multiply store locations, plus shipping specialty products to many neighboring states. He is passionate about helping business owners thrive and become successful by sharing his experience, knowledge and expertise. Prior to owning his own business, Stuart was controller of the Maust Corporation in Seattle, Corporate Treasurer of Koniag, Inc., Alaska and Seattle, Operations Manager of Kodiak Island Seafoods, Inc., Seattle, and financial accountant at New England Fish Company in Seattle. Stuart also has an extensive teaching background, having taught Business Courses at Olympic College in Bremerton, WA, the Economic Development Council of Kitsap County, Gonzaga University in Spokane and Economics and Business for the University of Consumer Co-Operatives and Novosibirsk State University in Novosibirsk, Russia. Stuart holds two advanced degrees, one in business and one in legal studies, from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. You can reach Stuart at [email protected] or (360)698-4088.” (Source, C.A.S.H. website,

Invite a friend or associate to join us for another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ Flowering Around, 200 Winslow Way W.

7:30-8:00coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:30Building Your Business, guest speaker Stuart Walton
8:30-9:00more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Weekly Events Notices

Tuesday, November 15th, Noon-1:30, OfficeXpats Tuesday Business Brown Bags:  Want a new way to attract customers and gain community currency at the same time? The new Agate Pass Exchange can help us all match needs with resources to create abundance in our local economy, even in these challenging economic times. This meeting and discussion is both an orientation to the online exchange system used by Agate Pass Exchange and it is an opportunity to see what other attendees might have to exchange with you! OfficeXpats will participate in Agate Pass Exchange and will offer event space rentals for “Life Dollars” as our initial experiment in this new system. What do you want to offer? What do you need? For more information:

Friday, November 18, 7:00 PM, Wine & Wellness Evening @ Gordon & Kimberlee Hewes Home:  Join Gordon & Kimberlee for a wine and wellness evening @ 8806 Hudson Ct. NE, Bainbridge Island. Please bring a healthy appetizer to share. A short DVD presentation on “Juice Plus” will begin at 7:30. RSVP to [email protected] or 206-992-2254
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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.

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