Here's the same lesson in song:
Want to start? Want help?
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Here's the same lesson in song:
Friday, December 30, 2016
Join us for (the last?) IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop special meeting this afternoon at 3 pm and/or open house from 4:30 until they kick us out at 5 or so. (Panera closing early today) for more and optional rsvp for IDECafe today or next Friday (if we still are meeting) at https://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber and for more about what possibly happens Monday morning for me (and you if you RSVP there, yes or no) see https://Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs
Startup Show today (Fri, 1/30) will have the topic of "emergency measures" listen live an noon on the Startup Show Facebook Page or anytime after via recording, Judy Google John Wren Startup Show.
If you'd like to start a transpartisan Caucus Club in your neighborhood just do it! Start right now! For help, or to share about your new Caucus Club on next week's Startup Show call John Wren (303)861-1447.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
WARNING: This short lecture is very much in line with what is taught in college classrooms across the country now, the startup approach first promoted by the Small Business Administration in 1953 and repeated by them ever since.
Problem is, it is not the way new businesses actually start. If it was the wealth of nations would benefit more from a planned economy that a market economy, lots of data to prove this just is not the case.
For a more helpful way to think about start up see Amar Bhide's The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses, , Oxford University Press. Bhide's book provided the uncited theoretical underpinnings for the very practical and useful Harvard Business Review Press's book a few years back Just Start by Len Schlesinger and Charlie Kiefer.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Noon Startup Show To be a guest on the show call (303)861-1447 click
4:30 p.m. IDEA Cafe/ Caucus Clubs joint meeting click
6:00 p.m. LoDo Denver Socrates Cafe click
6:30 p.m. Socrates Cafe @ University of Denver click
4:30 p.m. Root & Branch Open Discussion Meeting click
7 p.m. Socrates Cafe, Trinity Church click
For help now call (303)861-1447. Ask about our new Startup Weekend.
SBCC Startup Method-- The practices of Recover, Imagine, Think, Learn; to
Start, Grow, and Flourish.
This life is short, let's start now!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Want to discuss anything talked about here? Join us for the LoDo Denver
IDEA Cafe, see comment below for more about it. Rerun, but still relevant.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIEND OR RELATIVE, MOM OR DAD, GRAND PARENT, ANYONE WHO YOU THINK MIGHT BE STARTING TO THINK ABOUT RETIREMENT OR WHO IS RETIRED BUT WANTS TO DO A BIT MORE WITH THE REST OF THEIR ACTIVE YEARS. FREE MEETING, COME WITH THEM IF YOU WANT!
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
To join us on the show next Friday or any Friday rsvp yes or no, let us know in your rsvp comment a teaser about the startup story you'd like to share, and we will give you a call to schedule a date.
Watch this Friday's show live or later, then post a comment right here if you'd like to get a discussion started about some aspect of what is said on the show. Or join us at a Socrates Cafe and suggest whatever is on your mind there as a topic. Partial list of Socrates Cafes here in Colorado (let me know if you'd like me to add yours) at http://Meetup.com/Colorado-Socrates-Cafe-Society
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
If you know anyone who might help us, please forward this along, ok?
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
GrassrootsRules.us One phone call at a time, we will Save the Caucus!: Don't let them AstroTurf the Colorado grassroots!/...
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
SORRY SHOW CANCELLED FOR TODAY, TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.
SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY FOR STARTUP SHOW, OR THIS AFTERNOON
(FRI) 4:30 P.M. FOR LODO DENVER IDEACafe. For more info, optional
rsvp, see http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber or call (303)861-1447 to leave
a message for John Wren.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
(Please Tweet w/ your answer using #2018ColoradoCaucus)
Discussion question: Will it help small biz for the Libertarian Party in CO to be in #2018ColoradoCaucus? https://t.co/OzimlDaNk1 #COleg RT— TheStartNow!Chamber (@IDEACafe) August 22, 2016
This is a test. Please Tweet your comment using #2018ColoradoCaucus, ok?
Friday, August 19, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Organizational meeting for new Caucus Club educational effort August 8, for an invitation check out http://Meetup.com/Caucus-Corp
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Many, many successful business owners will say it is important that the potential new business do lots of market research, lots of careful planning, and get people to agree that the business idea is sound. Well intentioned, this advice is informed by what the owner has heard from the Small Business Administration and it's many offshoots. Since 1953 the venture capital model for startup, market research and a written business plan, has become the conventional wisdom.
The problem is, that is just not how most successful businesses got off the ground. If it was we'd be a planned economy and not a market economy.
How do successful businesses start? Check out my little book on Amazon (click here.)
The Kindle edition is just 99-cents, I'll give you $1 back if you buy it and don't find it helpful.
John S. Wren, MBA
Founder, President, CEO of your
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Each Friday at noon Mountain Daylight Time we talk about Startup.
Watch on YouTube Live Events, Google+ On Air Hangouts, www.JohnWren.com, where you can also see past episodes, or via link right here.
Today's topic: Gov. John Hickenlooper's start in a new direction with his work. What's next for Save the Caucus and how you can help your neighborhood now. What is Socratic Startup?
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
SBCC IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop now at LoDo Panera (16th & Market here in Denver) each Friday at 4:30 pm, would you share some of your startup experience with us some Friday soon? Http://www.Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber Call me to be a guest on the Startup Show!
Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
You can make a difference!
Nearly everyone is unhappy with the US political leadership today. That's the bad news.
The good news is that we live in a country where just one person can make a big, big difference.
Today we will talk about how you can be an effective citizen and either serve in elected public office yourself or help other good people get elected.
Startup Show: Start a Political Career-- Action Class in Practical Politics.
From your Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. We cooperate with local chambers, service clubs, and others to give more real help to people starting in a new direction with their work.
For more about how we can help you see www.SmallBizChamber.org
To join us (it's free) just: 1) post an introduction of yourself and/or your business on our Facebook Page www.Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber, 2) Like and Share the page along with your personal note announcing you are a new member and encouraging your Facebook friends to take a look at the introduction you just posted, and then 3) call us so we know what you've done and we will share what you've posted with our thousands of current members, so right now, post, share and then call our New Member Department, call (303)861-1447, ask for New Member Department. Also let us know when you call if you'd be willing to be a guest on the Startup Show some Friday.
Friday, June 17, 2016
by recording anytime after that. Life's short, start now!
Join the Small Business Chamber, it's free. Just post an
introduction of yourself on our Facebook Page, then Like
and Share, see http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber
To be on the show next week call John Wren Monday or Tuesday at
(303)861-1447, more about him on www.JohnWren.com
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
THANKS Villager Newspaper.
Recovering the American Dream.
Denver Speakers Corner
IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop
GrassrootsRules.us : Thanks Villager Newspaper!: Thanks to Bob and Gerri Sweeney and everyone at the Villager Newspaper for this article this week that is a direct communication to the most...
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Free webinar about modern self-directed learning and how it can help you. Check it out, go to http://Facebook.com/Self.Directed.Learning for more information.
Friday, May 27, 2016
On today's show: Forbes Magazine article headlined "Why is entrepreneurship dying." Also, new developments with our SBCC Startup Method and the four practices. Tweet any question you'd like to see addressed Tweet @IDEACafe now or anytime including during the show.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Please share this with anyone who you think might find it helpful, ok? How may we be helpful to you? Give me a call any time, I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Or watch it at http://www.grassrootsrules.us/2016/05/save-caucus-on-startup-show-at-noon.html?spref=tw #COPolitics #COleg #COCaucus watch each Friday on YouTube Live Events.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
For more about Angel Duckworth and Grit see www.SimonandSchuster.com
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
A student of Martin Seiligman, the father of Positive Psychology, she looks at the aspect of a person that is the best predictor of success, "Grit."
Our culture focuses on talent and natural ability, but it turns out effort is much more important. That effort comes from four character traits that can be enhanced.
We'll talk about this new book Friday, you can watch on YouTube Live Events, Google+ Hangouts on the Air, or via a link that will posted right here before the show.
Mark your calendar now, this Friday, noon Mountain Daylight Time, and take a look at the book right now on Amazon (click) I ordered the Kindle edition and got one of the first copies yesterday.
If you'd like to be a guest on the Startup Show some Friday to talk about your startup experience call me and let's talk. See you Friday!
John Wren, President & CEO
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Free to be a member, just post intro on our
Facebook Page (click) then Like and Share.
(303)861-1447 cell (720)495-4949
Monday, May 2, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
We are recruiting interns for this summer. Great sales training. For details email John@SmallBizChamber.org, then follow up with a phone call to Internship Recruiter, (303)861-1447 PLEASE SHARE
Friday, April 22, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Author Unknown, as quoted by Zig Ziglar:
Friday, April 15, 2016
To be on the show next Friday call Monday or Tuesday (303)861-1447.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
After you post, call John Wren to be a guest on the Startup Show http://www.JohnWren.com
Friday, April 8, 2016
What is it? That's what we'll talk about today on the Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
John Wren's Startup Show, each Friday at Noon or any time after that by recording right here on www.SmallBizChamber.org To be on the show call John Monday or Tuesday and tell him what you want to talk about. (303)861-1447
Thursday, April 7, 2016
1. Single task.
2. Inhibit information.
3. Big idea thinking.
4. Detox distractions.
5. Calibrate mental effort.
Does this cover it? Any additions to these 7? Any of these you disagree with after you watch the video?
Hope this post helps you. After you watch the video you'll understand why I know it helped me to post it!
Monday, April 4, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Startup Show is one each Friday at noon Denver time, to be on the show next week call John Wren Monday or Tuesday at (303)861-1447. Life's short, let's get started!
Don't forget Socrates Cafe, tonight (Fri) LoDo Panera Bread, tomorrow at DU. http://Meetup.com/Colorado-Socrates-Cafe-Society
Now thru April 15, join SBCC for free, see details on post right here on SmallBizChamber.org or call (303)861-1447
Life's short, let's get started!
Saturday, March 26, 2016
"Steve Case on the Third Wave of Entrepreneurship in America"
Watch what Steve thinks, then come back here and post your thoughts:
Agree? Disagree? Why or why not?
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
This is why "Recovery" is the first practice in our Soulful Startup Method. Read and please share with anyone you know who might find it helpful.
We will make copies for Root & Branch meeting Monday. http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber
Shedding The Light On Mental Illness and Entrepreneurship https://foundrmag.com/mental-illness-and-entrepreneurship/ via @FoundrMag
Questions? Call John Wren (303)861-1447
Saturday, February 20, 2016
1. Today it is free to join our Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. We cooperate with local chambers and others to give more real help to startups and small businesses.
2. Those who join this week may be selected to be a guest on the Startup Show next Friday.
To join just post an introduction of yourself and/or your business as a status update on our SBCC Facebook Page (link below), then Like the page, Share the page, and post another status update saying why you decided to join.
Right now, while it's on your mind check it out: http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber
Life's short, start now!
Friday, February 12, 2016
We are going to focus on hyper-local neighborhood groups to help restore the dynamism and vitalism that until recently were the hallmarks of the US economy.
The neighborhood efforts will go under the umbrella of Caucus & Commerce Clubs.
To help people who want to start a new Caucus and Commerce Club in their neighborhood and others who are starting in a new direction with their work, a 90-minute meeting built on the foundation of our IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop will be held frequently, both online and face to face. First one is tomorrow, Saturday, February 13.
These startup meetings are free and open to everyone (contributions gratefully accepted, but please no more than $20.) We will also ask members to pay a very small contribution via Meetup.com, but there is a 180 day trial period, even for those who have been with us in the past.
RSVP "No" and you'll be invited to future session around Colorado and online. For more about tomorrows meeting see http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber or call John Wren at (303)861-1447
Watch for announcement to the media next Thursday.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
SBCC Soulful Startup Method: +Faith+Imagine+Think+Learn+: New! IDEA Pioneers: Catholic (universal) Caucus & ...
Intention is to help people to more quickly
get started with our new expression of
the soulful startup method we've been
experimenting with for 235+ years in the
US, and for 20+ years here in Denver.
RSVP or get on the waiting list for our
first online meeting at:
or call John Wren (303)861-1447
IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops are expected
to resume in February.