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Friday, August 17, 2012

We just sent out this media release:

August 17, 2012

The Small Business Chamber announces new Englewood IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop starting in September.
"We expect to have a dramatic impact on the unemployment rate." John Wren

DENVER—The Small Business Chamber of Commerce is now offering a free Englewood IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, in addition to the Denver IDEA Cafe. They will both meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1st & 3rd Fridays the Englewood IDEA Cafe will meet at the Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, 80110. The Denver IDEA Cafe will now meet the 2nd, 4th, and any 5th Fridays at Tony's Market, 950 Broadway, 80203. Free and free parking. Startup speakers and brainstorming. For speaker this Friday and more information see link on or call (303)861-1447.
John Wren, Founder and CEO of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce said, "For nearly two decades we've been telling people to just start, and that's what we intend to do. This is the beginning of rapid expansion of our unique startup workshops across Colorado and beyond, in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and others. If we are successful we expect to have a dramatic impact on the unemployment rate of the economic development areas where a chamber of commerce or other group starts meeting.
"This Englewood and our Denver meetings are our model groups. Those who are interested in starting a new one are encouraged to attend, then if they are interested we will help them launch.
"It's now widely acknowledged that businesses just don't start the way we've been told they should since 1954 when the Small Business Administration was formed. Since 1994 I've been inviting successful people to share how they really got started in their career, a project or a campaign, or a new business, and we brainstorm. People who attend tell us the meetings are a helpful boost. We are very grateful for the help the Sullivan Chair at Regis University has given us with this, and also for the new book Just Start which was published recently and that we are encouraging all of our members to read"

Speakers at upcoming meetings:

Today, Aug 17: (Denver IDEA Cafe at Charlie Brown's, 10th & Grant) Entrepreneur and Regis University business instructor Jeffrey W. Buxton, President, Front Range Ski Bus on "My startup experience."
Aug 24: (Denver IDEA Cafe at Charlie Brown's, 10th & Grant) Theresa Bombaci Vera on “How I started my counseling practice.”

Aug 31: No meeting because of holiday. Happy Labor Day!

Sept 7: (Englewood IDEA Cafe at Englewood Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway) Russell D. Dennis, President, Denver Chapter, United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce; and Toby Gallegos, business consultant and outreach for Co-operate Colorado, on "How I started by career and how I helped start what I'm doing now."

The Denver IDEA Cafe has met since 1994 to help people who are starting in a new direction by sharing experience and brainstorming. The new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce has been formed to help local chambers across Colorado and beyond to form similar groups. IDEA is an acronym for: I= Inspiration or Identify the Problem; D= Develop Alternatives; E= Evaluate the Alternatives; and A= take Action. The meeting is free and open to anyone who is starting a new career, a new campaign or project, or a new business.


John S. Wren, MBA+ or is the founder and CEO of the new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc (http://www.SmallBizChamber or which has been formed to help local chambers of commerce across Colorado and beyond to organize and facilitate IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops, which Wren has been doing himself for nearly 2 decades. For more contact Wren at (303)861-1447 or