BBC Friday 23 August 2013 – Carol Tice “Your Business On A Shoestring”

This BBC Friday sometime BBC Regular Carol Tice will present about her new book The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring.

Saving money! “We’re talking ways to save money in your business!” There will be plenty of time for brainstorming about how you could spend less while still growing revenue.

Carol’s book covers every aspect of every type of business: facilities, operations, labor, merchandising, e-commerce, you name it. Carol is a longtime business writer who was a 7-year staffer at the Puget Sound Business Journal. She has started 3 businesses, most recently her paid community for freelance writers,Freelance Writers Den, which has over 1000 members. Her previous book is How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Businesses. Come prepared to share ideas and learn from one another for this fun and profitable presentation and discussion.  (web: blog: amazon author page:…1 )

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

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 Carol Tice “Your Business On A Shoestring” 
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, and Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC

AND FROM THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND CURIOSITIES DEPARTMENT: Google Names Bainbridge Digital Capital of WA. inside bainbridge has the scoop — “Google will recognize the Island’s innovative businesses by holding a community celebration with Congressman Derek Kilmer and Google representative Darcy Nothnagel on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at Bon Bon Candies.”
BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

August OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Productize” What You Know, with Michael Fountain, Amazing turnout!  Folks are finding Michael’s workshop invaluable! Don’t miss out the final two weeks! Turn what you know–and what your audience wants–into products and services that earn you income. This workshop series demystifies the process of designing, building, deploying, and marketing information products online and will get you started on a path to creating products of your own for sale. Each session builds on prior sessions and includes a workbook that you will use throughout all 4 sessions to keep you organized. (Week 1 – How to create a set of products from your life’s work or passion.) Week 2 – How to create your “Call-to-Action Marketing Plan.” Week 3 – How to create your first product. Week 4 – How to create your homepage ATM. Very Exciting! Register at

Coming In September: Social Media Marketing – Facebook and Pinterest. Watch OfiiceXpats website/blog for details (

Grounds For Change Coffee honored as “Best for the World” — Story at:

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

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.