BBC Friday 27 September 2013 – “Business Case Study” – Christy Dorman, Instructor In Art Of Movement

This Friday we will support local business person Christy Dorman, roundtabling the question “Should I change the name of my business?

Should I change the name of my business? What a great question! As always with BBC Strategy Roundtables, using one person’s business as a case study actually puts on the table for discussion questions and issues that have broader implications for many of us BBCites.

Bring your business vision and innovation with you — this is BBC at its most curious, interesting, fun, and helpful to all.

Christy Dorman is a friend of BBC Regular & Steering Committee member Annette Walker (astonishinc.com)Christy wants to decide this question soon, because she’s getting ready to move off of blogspot and have a “real” website which leads into the related questions of: “What’s a good domain name?” “How do I pick a domain name when the one I want is taken?”  Unfortunately artofmovement.com is taken, and she has to come up with something. Adding an additional word makes it a bit long. Christy’s current website: spiralchristyyogaandpilates.blogspot.com.

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 thoughtful, if not just slightly analyticaland yet very exciting BBC 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 – BBC Case Study – “business support roundtable”
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting

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

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BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

September OfficeXpats [email protected] Workshops w/ Charlie King (charliekingcoaching.comPlaying To The Buzzer”: Ever had an unexpected circumstance derail your plans, where conditions changed, promises weren’t kept and all of a sudden your 6-month timeline looks like it’s now light years from delivery? This month Charlie King will be discussing the challenges of following your business goals and sticking with it until the goals are met. Come join us for a great discussion where you can hear cringe-worthy stories we all have and learn some solid structures for keeping your business on the path to the goals you have. Don’t have a goal? Bring that too! Tools? He’s got those! Tips? Those too! Stories? Too many to count! Register at officexpats.com/playing-to-the-buzzer.

September: Social Media Marketing – Facebook and Pinterest. Registration is now open for the September sessions focusing on Facebook basics and more. Depending on the needs of the class, we may explore building call-to-actions between Facebook, blogs, and email newsletters. Watch OfiiceXpats website/blog for detailsofficexpats.com/hands-on-social-media-marketing.

Coming In October – OfficeXpats [email protected] Workshops, “World Of WarCraft…er…Wordpress”: (officexpats.com/the-world-of-wordpress). Workshops for WordPress are back for [email protected]oon in October! Our most popular sessions by far, WordPress was last offered in February (by Annette Walker). This time, we’ve recruited Eric Amundson, owner of IvyCat Web Services, and one of the organizers of WordCamp Seattle. Eric is well-known in the WordPress Meetup circuits, and he actually recognized me as one of the many people who came up to the “happiness bar” where he was doing his stint as a WordPress advisor! Come learn how WordPress can be used for not only blogging posts but also for complete company websites that can be easily updated. This will NOT be a step-by-step workshop, but rather a survey class. 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. For all you Type A’s, you will find links where Eric has already blogged on the WordPress topic. Register Now at officexpats.com/the-world-of-wordpress.

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, start-ups or businesses in transition, for- or non-profit, tell them about theAccelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program (acceleratekitsap.org). BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney ([email protected]) for more info.

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BBC Related Links

OfficeXpats http://www.officexpats.com/
Chamber Of Commerce http://www.bainbridgechamber.com/
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring http://acceleratekitsap.org/
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association http://www.bainbridgedowntown.org/
inside bainbridge http://www.insidebainbridge.com/
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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.