BBC Friday 14 March 2014 – “The Sharing/Collaborative Economy” w/ Leslie Schneider

At BBC, for the last five years, we’ve been a proving ground for product testing and presentation practice, for vision sharing, critical analysis, referral networking and new ideas assessment

In that spirit of community and entrepreneurial serendipity we’ll have a special presentation and discussion lead by our own OfficeXpats Grand HostessLeslie Schneider.

Leslie will give an overview of trends collectively called the sharing or collaborative economy. Of course coworking is part of it — but so is car sharing (likeZipCar) and air sharing (like SurfAir), the Open Source movement, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, peer-to-peer (P2P) services likeAirbnb, the resilience movement, and the gift economy. Leslie will sharesome of her favorite sources for keeping tabs on what’s new, and we’ll discuss what we collectively know about what’s here and what’s coming.

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

So, invite your friends and associates to come Share with us this exciting non-virtual non-cloud Collaborative  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 “The Sharing Economy” w/ Leslie Schneider
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

The KillWare ChroniclesAuthor Book Signing, March 30th, Sunday 3:00 PM, Eagle Harbor Books – KillWare III: The Accidental Prisoner by K.D. Kragen. 
From the creator of Plagueman (, KillWare and KillWare II: The Wastes comes KillWare III: The Accidental Prisoner – 3rd in the sci-fi trilogy The KillWare Chronicles, published by ArcheBooks. Don’t miss the raffle of cool KillWare™ memorabilia.
KillWare I & II will also be available for signing.
Be there or be a zombie. 
Agent: Lena Scott

Ignite Bainbridge Is Back @ OfficeXpats! 5 minutes, 20 slides, a big idea. Linna Callaham is leading the program this year, so don’t hesitate to contact her (please also sign up on the website to volunteer or consider being a speaker).  There are already more people submitting 5-minute talks than we can put on stage on May 6! That doesn’t mean everyone will follow through, however, so if you are considering offering up a short bit of inspiration to your community, get your idea for a talk submitted SOON, to Linna Callaham, 206.842.1707 and [email protected]. More info at

OfficeXpats Saturday Hours , 10:00 – 4:00! OXp has new Saturday hours, now 6 days a week you can enjoy business coworking and entrepreneurial serendipity. So drop by, consider the possibilities, imagine … the imaginable.

 Friday, March 14th & 21st, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 2-Day Class: “Communicating to be Heard”: Develops intention, clarity, and power in the speaker, creating more consistent understanding; also provides a design to effectively navigate challenging conversations. ThinkWell Workplace Enrichment Coaching is test-driving these two organizational programs at OfficeXpats. This means YOU can participate at a fraction of the normal course fee AND you can bring a friend for free. Cost for each 2-day workshop is $250. Contact: [email protected] or call 206.232.1333


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.