BBC Friday 15 June 2012 @ OfficeXpats – Inside Scoop: New Bainbridge Business – Kirsten Scheffler

Join us this BBC Friday for a very special guest presentation by Kirsten Scheffler, manager of Premium Wine & Liquor, the new identity for Bainbridge Island’s long-established Liquor Store.

There will be a time for questions after Kirsten gives her talk. “The island’s former state-run liquor store — now operating under the name Premium Wine and Liquor — is still fully operational on Hildebrand Lane. ‘Our sales have been pretty good so far. Honestly, we have great customers who continue to come to our store location’, said store manager Kirsten Scheffler. ‘We’ve had a lot of comparison shopping, which we welcome, because this is a confusing time for customers’, she said. Scheffler is not exaggerating.” (By Richard D. Oxley, Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer, June 8, 2012 · 12:23 PM ·

Liquor store number: 206-842-5221.  Kirsten Scheffler contact info: 206.790.9533 / [email protected]

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 “Inside Scoop – Local Business Update” w/Kirsten Scheffler
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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June 19, & 26 @ OfficeXpats – “Self-publishing For Revenue And Business Building” Workshop Continues Tuesdays in June at noon!
In 2008, for the first time in history, more books were self-published than those published traditionally. With self-publishing (also called “alternative” or “independent” publishing), the author is responsible for the entire process, including design (cover/interior), formats, price, distribution, marketing and PR. Authors can do it all themselves or outsource all or part of the process. In this workshop, we explore why small businesses would want to use independent-publishing services and navigate some of the choices and issues.
Session I – We Had A Great Time! The first session was a good introduction; subsequent sessions will expand on the subject.
Session II We Had A Great Time! The second session was a great in-depth presentation of the present state of publishing options.
Session III (June 19, 12-1:30)– Production, Getting a Manuscript Press-Ready: Writing is re-writing. Press-ready means editing, proofing, cover design. Choose between DIY vs. ghost publishing. Properly designing the text and the cover can influence whether a book store will stock the book or if a major reviewer will select it for review.
Session IV (June 26, 12-1:30)– The Submission Process: We’ll review and possibly walk through services such as Kindle, Amazon’s CreateSpace, Lulu, Smash Words, Hub Pages, and Lightning Source as used by innovative independent publishers such as PublishNext.$5 per session. OfficeXpats members are free. Please RSVP at

14 June 7:30-8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Books – “How They Started,” book signing with author Carol Tice ( – How do you turn a good idea into a great business? Lots of us have ideas we think would make great businesses. Most of us never do anything with those ideas. Maybe it’s because we’re really happy with our jobs, maybe it’s because we’re not confident that our idea would really work. Or maybe it’s simply because we don’t know where to start. How They Started: How 30 Good Ideas Became Great Companies ( is about 30 people who had an idea, and went on to start a business. Those businesses are all extremely successful and most are now household names all across America. Eagle Harbor Books:

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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.