Want to start? Want help?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
JohnWren.com Practices of Imagine, Think, Learn to; Start, Grow, and Flourish. +AMDG+: About SBA and SCORE
Monday, April 24, 2017
Have you started a small group in your neighborhood, at home or at your office or school? Please share your startup experience with the group you started now or anytime and use both hashtags #IDEACafeChat #HowToStartaGroup to be part of the discussion, it's live for 15-minutes each weekday morning, check it out on Twitter @IDEACafeChat
Friday, April 21, 2017
I just clicked on each of your names, you won't receive an invitation like this from me again.
Join us tomorrow? (Saturday, 4/22) Or at another Socrates Cafe next Tuesday?
RSVP yes or no to either tomorrow or next Tueday to get invitations in the future for Socrates Cafe here in metro-Denver.
New groups are forming. The hope is to have a million healthy neighborhood groups across the country so there is a more informed electorate (thinkers, not just ideologs) by 2020.
Please rsvp yes or no yourself, right after you share this email with others you know who might be interested in what we are trying to do.
Questions? Call me! We can just talk on the phone, or I'll take you to lunch. Call my cell (720)495-4949 One way or the other, I hope to talk with you soon.
"Million Neighborhood Socrates Cafe Project."
Call toll free (855)854-2554
PLEASE forward this along to anyone in metro-Denver, Colorado, or the USA who you think might be interested in joining us in this effort.
We'll be talking about it this afternoon at the WeWork IDEA Cafe http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
JohnWren.com Practices of Imagine, Think, Learn to; Start, Grow, and Flourish. +AMDG+: Today! Startup Show at noon MDT (11am P, 2pm E.)
Monday, April 10, 2017
The phrase "it works" (green line) was not used much until after the American revolution, and "if you work it" has never been widely used, unless it's use has changed since 2008, the most recent year currently available via nGram View (Google the term if you don't know about nGrams.)
Google Ngram Viewer: '[if you work it]', '[It Works]', '[it works]', '[If You Work]', 1776-2008 in English. click
Let's discuss this on our IDEA Cafe Twitter Chat this week, ok? Twitter @IDEACafeChat, post any time, live chat at 10 a.m. MDT weekdays. Use #IDEACafeChat when you post to be part of the conversation this week.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
If you know someone who lives in London or who goes there at least once a month who might be interested, please have them contact me, ok? Thanks!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Then let us help you make next weekend your startup weekend!
Our IDEA Cafe Startup This Weekend Workshop each Friday afternoon is just 90-minutes and it is free, we just ask you to share your experience and ideas with the others who attend.
More information and rsvp (seating is limited, we welcome walk-ins, lots attend that way, but we can't guarantee you a seat at the brainstorming table): http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber
Join us this Friday or next after you check it out at the above Meetup site, or call us at (303)861-1447. We look forward to helping you make a Good Living for yourself. Check it out now!
Let us join you on Twitter #IDEACafeChat each morning Monday thru Friday at 10 a.m. for a 15 minute chat. A topic will be suggested each day, and you can post a topic or question.
The Startup Show will resume this week at noon MST, once again each Friday. Link will go up just before noon here and on www.JohnWren.com To be a featured guest on the show this Friday or next call John Wren, cell (720)495-4949
This week the Startup Show will originate from our new SBCC home wework Denver @WeWorkDen at 1550 Wewatta St. (16th Street Mall and Wewatta) you are welcome to join us and to possibly be introduced on the show this Friday. Please rsvp on our Meetup (click) so we can let security know to let you in. #WeLove @WeWork @WeWorkDEN
Our new motto starting this week Companions of Humble Servants. May we serve you?| Inspired by today's meditation about Chiara Lubich (click)
Post intro about you/ your biz on our http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber if you are new or you haven't been recognized yet. AMDG+ 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 Call anytime, meetings by appointment only.
May we join you at your @WeWork? We'd love to have an ambassador at each location, our world headquarters is now @WeWorkDEN 1550 Wewatta St., Denver, CO 80202
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Companions of Humble Servants. May we serve you? @WeLove @WeWork
In Denver now, soon around the world, we ask you: Want help?
We also ask you, do you want to be of service to those who need help?
Call (303)861-1447. Emergency? First call 911. www.SmallBizChamber.org Facebook/Small.Business.Chamber
Friday, March 10, 2017
1:30 p.m. John Wren meets with people who want to start a new group.
2:00 p.m. IDEA Cafe Startup Weekend Kick-off
See Meetup (click) for details and optional rsvp
6:00 p.m. Socrates Cafe Denver LoDo (at same place as IDEA Cafe)
See Socrates Cafe Meetup (click) for details and very optional rsvp
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!~ PLEASE SHARE
Monday, March 6, 2017
Melissa Seifert-Hyslop, wife and mother of two who lives in Burlington's Orchard area was among six finalists in the fifth annual awards. Although surprised that she won because of the extremely talented competition, she is humbled and honoured. "After a very long 2 1/2 years of research, design, mistakes, re-design, development…and a second baby, the Munch Mitt was launched in retail at New York Toy Fair in 2015 with an overwhelming positive response from trade peers. So much so
We are told that stories are powerful in selling.
Has that been your experience? If so, where can we take a look? Please post your comment about story telling in selling and include a link to your story, ok?
John Wren's Twitter Chat,
each day Monday thru Friday
10 to 10:15 Mountain time.
To cohost call John (303)861-1447
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Are you a member yet of your Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc? It's still free to join SBCC, just post a short introduction about you and/or your biz on our http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber if you haven't yet, then to be recognized as a "Founding Member" in our membership directory announce you are a member on http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber and/or http://Twitter.com/IDEACafeChat tomorrow morning.
After you've been recognized as a Founding Member you may be invited to be our Ambassador with your favorite local Chamber of Commerce. If you are already a Founding Member and haven't received an invitation to take your local Chamber executive to lunch on us, call John Wren (303)861-1447 and we will correct the error!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Life is too short for any of us to only learn from our own experience!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
This evening, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Socrates Cafe @ Trinity Methodist Church, for more see http://Meetup.com/Colorado-Socrates-Cafe-Society
Friday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Denver LoDo IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, Panera, 16th & Market, for more see http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber
Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. Socrates Cafe @ University of Denver, for more see either of the two above Meetup sites.
It's a meeting 24/7 on our Facebook Page, http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber
Starting a new project, a new career, or a new business? Read "Daring Mighty Things" by our founder John Wren on Amazon, then call us if you want to talk with a volunteer. Call 24/7 (303)861-1447, leave a complete, confidential message, we will get back to you the next day.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Why the change? We are creating a meeting that turns every weekend into a startup weekend. Or possibly every month into a startup month. Or every year into a startup year. One of the things that we will try to decide during our Friday LoDo Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops in February and conversation with members and others between meetings.
Join us this afternoon, Friday, February 10, or next Friday to help us make the changes in the IDEA Cafe format, and to brainstorm any problem or opportunity concerning your startup in a new career, new project or campaign, or new business.
RSVP and we will save a seat for you. But of course as always walk-ins are always welcome. For more info and to rsvp for this week or next see http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber
Watch for the new meetings we will be starting around metro-Denver and Colorado and possibly beyond with our new format. If you have any suggestions for it but can't make a meeting please call John Wren at (303)861-1447
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I pointed out decades ago formal business plans kill new businesses.
What do successful startups do instead?
Rather than say they "experiment" with prospects I use the more common term "selling."
Successful business start by selling. The best thing to do to start a new business is to sell something to someone.
Selling is pay as you go market research, and it is much more accurate than a research interview. The question "would you buy this if we had it" and "will you give me a check for this now" are entirely different questions.
For more see my little book on Amazon "Daring Mighty Things-- The Simplest Way to Start Your First (or Next) New Business."
Triggered just now when I watched current conventional thinking about business startup: Google "osterwalder's business model canvas planning kills" there are several videos that make the same points.
Friday, January 20, 2017
JohnWren.com Practices of Bounce, Imagine, Think, Learn to; Start, Grow, and Flourish. +AMDG+: Watch the Startup Show Noon Mountain Time each Fri...
JohnWren.com Practices of Bounce, Imagine, Think, Learn to; Start, Grow, and Flourish. +AMDG+: Watch the Startup Show Noon Mountain Time each Fri...: We talk about startup each Friday. To be a guest on the show Tweet your 140-character startup story @IDEACafe then call to schedule a date. ...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
#COChambers We cooperate with all Colorado chambers, clubs, associations, colleges, all who share our common purpose: to recover, imagine, think, and learn; to start, grow, and flourish; and to help others do the same, and in that way to strengthen the grassroots, the individual voice of the common person, in business and politics.
We do not lobby or endorse candidates or issues; our purpose is to inform, not reform.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I'd like to see his birthday (today, born January 17, 1706) and Martin Luther King's birthday combined into a two day celebration if America's Hero's, with 4 new members elected by registered voters at each general election.
Every major sport has a hall of fame, celebrities and entertainers have all kinds of ways to be recognized, but what about the citizen like Franklin who never was President but made every other President possible, likely we would not have a country today if not for him.
Watch for more about this in the next few days. We will discuss Friday as part of our LoDo Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop. Join us! https://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber