BBC Friday 25 October 2013 – “Your board Of Directors” Strategy Roundtable

This BBC Friday we will do a “Your Board Of Directors” business strategy roundtable.

Classic BBC! Here is where you can bring a business problem, personal problem (no therapeutic guarantees), tweak-my-branding conundrums.

Maybe you haven’t had a problem lately, but you have a great problem-solving story to share — a solution that worked, a lesson learned, a snippet of business wisdom!  

Be prepared to think serendipitously and strategize strategically on yours and your Fellow BBCites businesses. 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 “Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


NOTE: Next BBC2 “The Evening Edition” in two weeks, Thursday, November 7th, 6:00-7:30.  

Join the denizens of BBC2 October 7th for another nocturnal journey into the outer limits of business enlightenment.
Questions: contact BBC2 Host Brian Creamer at [email protected]


BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

Paula Willems

Rebecca Villareal

November OfficeXpats Tuesday @ Noon Workshops  – “Hiring, Partnering, Sub-Contracting”:  Paula Willams, Sound HR Services (, & Rebecca Villareal, Northwest Business Training Center (, will be presenting at these 3 November workshops on “keeping your clients happy when schedules spike to overload.” Recruiting, recognizing and keeping quality employees, partners, and associates is not something that just happens on the fly. It takes planning and foresight. As entrepreneurs and professional service providers, we wear many hats, juggling client demand, marketing, deadlines, health, family life, balance, and much more. Some days the demands spike off the chart; clients have impending delivery dates, but invoicing needs immediate attention, the phone is ringing off the hook, emails are piling up, and maybe, on top of all of this, kids are home, sick with the flu. Stephen Covey wrote that the first two success habits of highly effective people are 1) being proactive, and 2) beginning with the end in mind. Without a doubt, being able to pull together quality human resources when your schedule hits overload is one of those success keys that savvy business folks know they need to continuously cultivate and maintain. With this three-week series, we’ll learn about best practices for hiring, firing, partnering, and sub-contracting. Be prepared for success by planning ahead, safeguard your advantage by having your best people power available when your schedule needs it the most. Info and registration:

Note: OfficeXpats has posted their OXp Membership update 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.