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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Startup Show: "Starting a career in politics."

Each Friday at noon MDT we talk about startup, starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business. To be a guest call (303)861-1447 Click here 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Test: Caucus? What do you think?

Test Discussion Question:
(Please Tweet w/ your answer using #2018ColoradoCaucus)

This is a test. Please Tweet your comment using #2018ColoradoCaucus, ok?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Spiritual Startup?

Interested in spiritual way of startup?  Monday, 4:30 pm, Root & Branch, 1311 York St., #Denver 

For all our free instructional meetings held each week in Denver and help starting hyper-local groups in your neighborhood in cooperation with your local chamber and local community newspaper see our Meetup site: or call John Wren (303)861-1447 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Free Membership in August

No credit card, just post an introduction of yourself on our Facebook Page, then Like and Share the Page.

Call John Wren and leave a voice mail message telling him what you've done and he'll invite you to the next luncheon meeting in your area for our Hyper-local neighborhood ambassadors.

Post, Like, and Share now,  For a free copy of the Kindle edition of John Wren's book about startup Tweet an announcement of your joining us @IDEACafe 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Startup Show: 2nd Friday Topic-- Selling.

IDEA Cafe: Today we'll share sales experience and brainstorm specific problems in selling.

We'll share sales experience, if you want more good customers or your first good customer, join us. 

I'll start:

Great salesman told me one time to focus on good prospects, the 2% who close on the first call. What's a good prospect? If you are in the tire business, the great salesman told me, a great prospect is a guy in his car in a driving rainstorm with four flat tires. What is a great prospect in your business? Topic this afternoon at Small Business Chamber's IDEA Cafe 

LoDo Denver Socrates Cafe, more info about it and other free SBCC meetings at or call John Wren (303)861-1447

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New! Donut Club, meet local business owners and political candidates at University Station, 1881 Buchtel Blvd. Denver, CO 80210 on East parking lot by RTD University Station. *IDEA Cafe*Franklin Circle*Socrates Cafe* RSVP, we will have a name badge for you. Free. For more and optional rsvp

Friday, August 5, 2016

Startup Show: Changing the Colorado Caucus Culture

Colorado Caucus Culture, Changing it for 2018.

Organizational meeting for new Caucus Club educational effort August 8, for an invitation check out

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lisa Jackson on Startup Show: Culture and the Colorado Caucus.

Contact: John Wren cell 720-495-4949

August 4, 2016


Join us for the Startup Show, each Friday, noon MDT on YouTube Live Events, Google+ Hangouts On Air, or via a link posted just before the show on

Sponsored by your Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc "We help local chambers give more real help to startups." Questions? Want to be on the show? Call John Wren (303)861-1447

On the show this Friday, August 5 to talk about experience with creating change in the culture in business clients and lessons for our Colorado Caucus will be: 

Lisa Jackson of Corporate Culture Pros founded her consulting practice in 1998, to help leaders and companies embrace the forces of change in the modern workplace. As the author of 2 books on culture, she speaks and trains internationally on fostering great workplaces that inspire people, break through limitations, and make amazing contributions to their community and world. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

To get out of a deep hole, first stop digging.

Beware of bad advice.

The problem with successful people is they very often forget what they did to become successful, especially entrepreneurs when they talk about how they started their business.

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.

New! Metro-Denver Membership Directory

Membership is still free, but you need to do this: 

Post info about you/your business on our Meetup site, then link to your intro on our Twitter site:

First, post in our membership directory on 

Questions? Call John Wren (303)861-1447