BBC Friday 19 April 2013 – Story Telling Reprise

Join us this BBC Friday for Story Telling Time Reprise!


Last Friday at BBC we heard some great stories and accounts of the business journeys of our fellow BBCites, Annette Walker (, Mickey Molnaire (, Carol Thornburgh (, and others. What a great time of sharing and learning! For from our stories comes powerful lessons and business wisdom, as well as a deeper connection with fellow entrepreneurs.

As noted, the 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.

We’ll continue another week with this idea, giving a few more the opportunity to share their stories.

BBC Regular Tom McKinnon has recently found himself in transition and will share this turn of events in his entrepreneurial journey, what he has learned, what may be next.

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting time … 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” Part Two
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 2 more sessions, 23rd and 30th, of OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon workshops. Register for this series now!

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

27 April, Saturday Shred-Fest!
This year’s “Shred-Fest” is hosted by Columbia Bank ( at their High School Road Branch Parking Lot (across from Safeway), and put on by the Kiwanis Club Of Bainbridge Island ( Bring all your expired vital records and watch them shredded into the big truck! This has been a public service announcement courtesy of BBC, Columbia Bank, the B.I. Kiwanis Club, and … and various sentient sapients from planet Earth.

26 April BBC Notice: 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.