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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bob Dylan Interview

Bob Dylan Interview "Destiny-- I made a deal with the chief to get to where I am now." He makes sure he has enough oil in his lamp. Mt 25:1-13 "Are you singing the song you came to sing?" Joe Sabah NO IDEA CAFE TODAY BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN CALL THE STARTUP LINE 24/7 (303)861-1447. THE STARTUP SHOW WILL BE ON MONDAY. THIS LIFE IS SHORT, LET'S GET STARTED! PLEASE SHARE 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

See you next week!


Start faster, cheaper, better! Join a Go+Group, or start one of your own.

Not just a master mind group, based on what Ben Franklin did with his friends in 1727, what we think Ben would do with today's technology! Free info session each Wednesday for 45 minutes 11:45a Mountain time. More info, RSVP to be one of 3 on the show at video Roundtable, or just watch, see Start a Go+Group with your neighbors for free, we'll help you for free. Our mission: a healthy group in every neighborhood world-wide, in cooperation with local chambers and other groups. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

IDEA Startup Workshops

Starting in a new direction with your work? Help those who are? Join us at an IDEA Startup Workshop, or start one in cooperation with you local chamber or other group. More  via red Meetup logo to the left or Questions? Call The Startup Line (303)861-1447 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Want help starting? See Pages.

Check out the Pages above for help starting your business or a new IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop. You can read a sample from John Wren's little book about startup, and get instructions for submitting your startup story for the revised edition that may become part of our handbook for members. So don't forget the Pages, click above. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Assistant, State Director, Country, District, and Neighborhood reps needed, see personal note from John Wren to you at the bottom of this post.

For years I've had an interest in the Colorado caucus-assembly system for nominating to the primary ballot, in my opinion the best chance the common person has for serving in elected public office. See 

Here's a new idea. Let's created a new business, doing well by doing good, with grassroots civic education and a Welcome Wagon type neighborhood marketing network. 

Let's write a handbook for Colorado citizens, update every year, sell to newcomers through a network of neighborhood representatives who will welcome newcomers and be the hub for neighborhood communications.

The citizen handbook will cover the caucus system, referendum , recall and initiatives, as well as how to get elected to public office. 

If you'd be interested in being part of this project as a sponsor, neighborhood representative, writer, or advertiser, contact me via or (303)861-1447 see PLEASE SHARE 

I just posted this on . Call me if you'd like to help as a way to learn about startup. Need an assistant and a state-wide recruiter to find county/ district/ and precinct leaders ASAP. Call me if you want more info, or just be at our Denver IDEA Startup Workshop this afternoon, I'm going to talk about it there. See  John (303)861-1448

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How a brainstorming session is led makes a big, big difference. Lots of little things make a big difference in the results. We've changed to Fresh Thought Hunts in most of our IDEA Startup Workshops, easier to learn, enables everyone to get his or her problem addressed. Join us online or in a face-to-face group, learn the technique, take it back to your business. RSVP no, you'll get an invitation to a future session. More info and RSVP at 

Or invite us to lead a session in your organization. Also, l
et us know if you'd be interested in starting a face-to-face IDEA Startup Workshop in cooperation with your local chamber, we'll help you. Contact John Wren, or (303)861-1447 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Go+Group leaders to be recruited.

If you are starting in a new direction with your work, you might find being in a Go+Group very helpful. For more about them, see post just made today on his blog by our founder & CEO, John Wren at  Also check it out if you might be willing to be a Go+Group leader.

John Wren has been doing what we now call our IDEA Startup Workshop for nearly 20 years here in Denver as a labor of love. He is now moving in the direction of finding help, volunteers and donors who share his passion for the grassroots.

If you might be interested in helping him, take a look at his blog and then give him a call at (303)861-1447

Friday, August 9, 2013

I just sent out this memo to our Small Business Chamber/ IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop members. If you didn't get the memo below directly from me via an email from and you'd like to next time, please become a (free) member at 

Questions or suggestions for me? Contact me at (303)861-1447 or  Post comments here if you'd rather talk with all of us. Here's what I just sent out.

Friday, August 9, 2013

To:  Small Business Chamber IDEA Cafe Meetup Members
From:  John S Wren, founder & CEO, Small Business Chamber of Commerce Inc
Contact John at or (303)861-1447 To RSVP for an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop or the new Go Group see 

1.  Our weekly broadcast The Startup Show is looking for a few good guests to share their startup story. We'll be recruiting at our IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops, there is an online meeting each Tuesday afternoon. For more see The Startup Show Facebook Page 

2.  Free IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops are in Boulder this morning (thanks Toby and Steve) and in Denver, which I'll be leading myself today. I also lead an online IDEA Cafe each Tuesday afternoon. If you want to start a new IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop in cooperation with your local chamber or other group, I'll help you. Let me know if you are interested and I'll invite you to the next organizers meeting.

3.  New Go Groups are like Franklin Circles on steroids, they are for people who are serious about getting started. I personally interview those who participate, I'd love to talk with you about it. We've set a group up here on (it's at the bottom of the scheduled events, no date), we ask you to RSVP and to pay in advance, we only want people who are serious. Scholarships are available, and I'm looking for a couple of Go Group leaders. Call me with any questions. (303)861-1447, call me any time, I try to pick up the phone right away 9:30 to 11 Monday thru Friday and I'll be picking up tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 10.)

4.  I've made a media release about what we are doing that asks for help. I'll be posting it on later today, that's where I'm asking people to go who would like to make an online contribution for a Go Group scholarship or who would like to help me get our various activities transformed into a real, functioning non-profit. Again, call me if you have any questions. (303)861-1447.

Thanks to Russell, John, Toby, Steve, Don, Bill and all the others who have been helping with this recently, and to all those who have helped over the past nearly 20 years to get us to this point, again Bill, last year Sharon, Richard, Ken, Paul, Fran, Marilyn, Karl, Eustace, Tom, earlier David, Bill, Doug, Barbara, Polly, Dennis, John, and all the rest.

Our mission is to strengthen the grassroots in business and politics by helping people get a good start with a new career, a new business or a pivot with a new project or campaign.

If we are successful at an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, those who are attending are too busy to come back the next week. But hopefully they will join one of the Go Groups we are forming and/or they will join or start a Franklin Circle. If this spreads as we expect it to over the next few months, we believe it will help bring about a dramatic drop in the unemployment rate.  Will you help us? Again?

No RSVP is required, but it saves you a seat until the start of the meeting, which is sometimes very helpful. To save a seat for one of today's IDEA Cafes, or for next Tuesday's online meeting (limited to 7 who want to have a seat at the online virtual roundtable, but unlimited for those who want to just watch) to to PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED, OK? AN EASY WAY IS TO JUST FORWARD THIS EMAIL ALONG WITH YOUR NOTE. SEND IT TO THOSE WHO MIGHT NEED HELP, AND TO THOSE WHO MIGHT BE WILLING TO HELP US, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO MIGHT CONTRIBUTE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE GO GROUPS. THANKS!