BBC Friday 12 April 2013 – “Telling Your Story”

Join us this BBC Friday for Story Telling Time

thumb_0051The forth founding principle of BBC states: The BBC offers its members the opportunity to build connections of trust between each others companies and services, sharing skills and specialties, and critiquing professional copy.  Part of the way we started out building trust in one another’s businesses was to share our stories, who we are as business owners and entrepreneurs. Story telling.

Thus, for those first months meeting at the Blue Ocean Cafe, members — BBC regulars, those having attended at least 2 meetings attain the coveted “BBC Regular” status — members would take five or ten minutes and tell stories, about their journey into their present business or into a previous business incarnation or their journey from Minnesota to the Puget Sound, or their journey from animal husbandry or novelist-in-a-cave to network administrator, human resources specialist, office ergonomics resource, or personal financial adviser.

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … 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 “Telling Your Story”
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

April Tuesday@Noon Workshops – BizDev Basics (noon-1:00)
Still 3 sessions, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, of OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon workshops. Register for this series now!

April 16, Networking to build business, with Ann Whitmore: Face-to-face conversations at networking events can be powerful to connect with potential customers and clients. But handing over your business card is not enough to get the return on your investment of time and energy. Networking can pay off more powerfully as opportunities to create relationships and support other people first. Come learn how to change your perspective, create a long-term strategy, and have more fun!

April 23, “Zen Sales Skills” Part II with Heather Flanagan: Lock in the success of the Zen Sales Process by designing your own sales ritual to keep on track. Sales processes are not one-size-fits all. The more you align with what really works for you, the better results you will get.

April 30, Think creatively with your sales and marketing plan, with Elaine Jones, Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

“all in all, it’s more than just a wall” — OfficeXpats’s new WALL and sunny space is nearly complete; next week finishing touches will come into focus for the OXp recording & streaming studio. Our next BBC Friday, April 19th, may just be a great inaugural for the new facilities! Watch this space for more news and in the upcoming BBC Newsletter! Read more about these exciting changes at

Last Chance to Cash in on RePower Bainbridge Rebates! Island Residents Invited to ‘Final Boarding Call’ Event to Receive $800 Special Rebate Offer. Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at Woodward Middle School. For More Info: RePower Bainbridge Even Page. or Event Flyer (google drive pdf doc).

NOTE: Kathleen Jones of RePowerBainbridge will also be addressing BBC in the next couple weeks on more details about offers and deadlines.

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.