BBC Friday 1 November 2013 – OfficeXpats November Tuesday@Noon Review!

This BBC Friday BBC Regulars Paula Willems & Rebecca Villareal will summarize and discuss the November Tuesday@Noon OXp workshops: “What Do You Do When You Need Help?”

Paula Willems, Sound HR Services (, & Rebecca Villareal, Northwest Business Training Center (, will be presenting at these 3 November workshops on “keeping your clients happy when schedules spike to overload.”

Do you hire employees, temp-workers, independent contractors, or try to do it all yourself? Recruiting, recognizing and keeping quality employees, partners, and associates is not something that just happens on the fly. It takes planning and foresight. As entrepreneurs and professional service providers, we wear many hats, juggling client demand, marketing, deadlines, health, family life, balance, and much more. Some days the demands spike off the chart; clients have impending delivery dates, but invoicing needs immediate attention, the phone is ringing off the hook, emails are piling up, and maybe, on top of all of this, kids are home, sick with the flu.

Stephen Covey (The 7 Habbits) wrote that the first two success habits of highly effective people are 1) being proactive, and 2) beginning with the end in mind. Without a doubt, being able to pull together quality human resources when your schedule hits overload is one of those success keys that savvy business folks know they need to continuously cultivate and maintain. With this three-week series, we’ll learn about best practices for hiring, firing, partnering, and sub-contracting. Be prepared for success by planning ahead, safeguard your advantage by having your best people power available when your schedule needs it the most. Info and registration:

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 OXp November Tuesday@Noon Workshops Intro
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


NOTE: Next BBC2 “The Evening Edition” in two weeks, Thursday, November 7th, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Join the denizens of BBC2 October 7th 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!

November 5, 12, & 19, OfficeXpats Tuesday @ Noon Workshops – “Hiring, Partnering, Sub-Contracting”: Paula Willems, Sound HR Services (, & Rebecca Villareal, Northwest Business Training Center (, will be presenting at these 3 November workshops on “keeping your clients happy when schedules spike to overload.” NOVEMBER 5: Session (1) Weighing your options –  Hiring, Firing, Sub-Contracting. NOVEMBER 12: Session (2) The Paperwork – Hiring vs Sub-Contracting. NOVEMBER 19: Session (3) Establishing Accountability methods. Info and registration:

November 7, Thursday: 

  • 4:30-5:30 PM, OfficeXpats Coworker Happy Hour (open to members and those invited by members)NEW! BBC founding regular Bruce Carter, Indigo Painting, will be the first sponsor of Thursday Happy Hour! Come and chat with Bruce about his business, and thank him for the drinks. He might have some show-and-tell, Huzzah! NOTE: If you would like to sponsor an OfficeXpats Coworker Happy Hour to feature your business, contact Leslie for details [email protected]
  • 5:00-6:00 PM, OfficeXpats 1st Thursday Open House:  Everyone is invited for a drink and snacks and to meet other coworkers or to learn more about what goes on here “at the office.”
  • 6:00-7:30 PM, BBC2 – The Evening Edition!

Note: OfficeXpats has posted their OXp Membership update 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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