BBC Friday – 17 October 2014 – The Think Club Edition: “Sphere Of Influence” (SOI)

How do spheres of influence impact your branding or affect marketing and selling your services and products?

What constitutes one’s “sphere of influence” (SOI)? For example, as mutually beneficial business and social networking relationships, see how “Networking Ahead” construes SOI ( Another interesting SOI discussion:

What is a “sphere of influence business model”? RISMedia ( identifies 3 primary activities in effective SOI in business: 1) nurturing existing relationships; 2) staying in touch with other non-primary contacts; 3) meeting new people.

We will discuss various levels of influence. 1) core areas; 2) inner circle; 3) outer circle.

Bring examples or stories. Where have you seen SOI at play in your own business or larger network community?

So, so, 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 “Shere Of Influence” roundtable discussion
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


More BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

OCTOBER Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “WordPress For Business Web Sites.” Still Three Great Workshops! (Notice: These workshops for October are open and free to the public, gratis! So it is especially important to register ASAP to reserve a space.) Our most popular topic by far, WordPress was first offered by Annette Walker – and she’s back! – along with Jeff Logan and, well, other people? Thi s will not be a step-by-step workshop, but rather a survey class. (Note: You are welcome to bring your laptops and explore as we go, but we will not be providing hands-on technical support during the sessions.) In the past, these workshops were very popular, so register early to get a space:

New B.I. RIDE Mid-day Bus Service! A combination of scheduled stops and Dial-A-Ride fills runs during weekday non-commuter times and on Saturdays. For more info:

REMINDER for BBC Regular Members: Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, you can have your business and contact info available for the BBC community and on the BBC website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:  BBC on Facebook: Alice David has kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination. Take a look: – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We all love you Alice – stay strong!

BBC Regular Lee Hoffman’s group is developing the Maritime Heritage Center in Bremerton restoring the classic tugboat “Quail” ( Maritine Heritage Center fund Quail photos/video


BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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