Join us this SUNNY BBC FRIDAY for an Open Mic business problem solving strategy roundtable, Think Club edition.
Here is where you bring a business problem, personal problem (no therapeutic guarantees), tweak-my-branding conundrum, or new business start-up or product/service launch idea for evaluation or testing.
Maybe you haven’t had a problem lately, but you have a great problem-solving story to share – a solution that worked, a lesson learned, a snippet of business wisdom.
So, bring your brains – caffeinated and credulous – and be prepared to think serendipitously and strategize strategically on yours and your fellow BBCites businesses.
BBC Thinkologist Bill Ruddick will be on hand to keep us in a creative thinking frame of reference.
Think Club Resources useful for getting into the BBC thinking mood: Thinking Hats and Think Club Bibliography. Logic & analytic thinking reviews from KaveDragen Ink: informal fallacies and formal deductive reasoning. Related resources: Atherton (2013) learningandteaching.info/teaching/concept_mind_maps.htm; Mikko Sääskilahti, University of Lapland, “Concept thinking” aabri.com/manuscripts/121179.pdf.
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 Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – Your Board Of Directors Think Club Edition
8:30-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming News & Events!
Leveraging LinkedIn webinars, with Charlie King. LinkedIn’s “Groups” are the unsung heroes of LinkedIn. So simple and abundant, it’s easy to overlook their incredible power! Come learn how using groups is an effective way to increase your LI traffic, connect with new prospects or employers, grow professionally, and establish your credibility! Webinars hosted on Zoom Tuesdays at 1:00 PM (1/2 to 1 hour long) beginning June 16th. New LinkedIn topic each subsequent Tuesday. To join from a PC, Mac or iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/
OfficeXpats “Gurus@Noon”: to encourage more collaboration and connections between OXp Members on a regular basis, OfficeXpats is experimenting with a new structure for Tuesdays@noon. Instead of the typical up-in-front-of-the-class instruction, OXp is putting out a call for OfficeXperts or gurus on a number of themes and asking them to “hold court” for one Tuesday@noon in the Event room at their own table – like a “help desk.” Each Tuesday showcases gurus of similar expertise, utilizing a coworking-friendly concept called “coopetition” (officexpats.com/gurusnoon/). Yet another great reason to consider a membership at OfficeXpats!
Chamber Notes: There will be no Chamber IslandWood breakfast in May. And remember, your Chamber needs volunteers for the upcoming 2015 Grand Old 4th this year! Visit the great Chamber 4th website for more info: GrandOld4th.com.
NOTICE: Sonia Lien, Founding BBC Regular and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha, has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Updates on CaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For now, she is able to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address & info [email protected].)
OfficeXpats is the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year! “It was an honor just to be nominated, and it is kinda crazy that we actually won. We are very excited. This award is based on contribution to the Chamber’s mission, and to the Bainbridge community at large.”
BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We remember you Alice! (officexpats.com/thank-you-alice-a-true-ambassador-for-community/).
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, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR.
Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. There are 2 clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00002183-bainbridge-island-club and The Evening Edition toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00002238-u-speak-easy-club.