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Gurus@noon

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Blog, Events, Featured, Marketing your business, Members, Running your business, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off on Gurus@noon

Gurus@noon

For the purpose of getting more collaborations and connections happening between members on a regular basis, we are experimenting with a new structure for Tuesdays@noon. Instead of the typical stand-up-in-front-of-the-class instruction, we are putting out a call for experts (“gurus”) on a number of themes and asking them to “hold court” for one Tuesday@noon in the Event room at their own table, like a “help desk.”  Each Tuesday showcases gurus of similar expertise, utilizing a coworking-friendly concept...

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Jason’s Tech Tips: “No Start menu in Windows 8 is driving me bonkers!”

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog, Tech tips | Comments Off on Jason’s Tech Tips: “No Start menu in Windows 8 is driving me bonkers!”

Of all the questions–or should I say complaints–that I get about Windows 8, the missing Start menu is #1.  Why Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to get rid of the Start menu that’s been around since Windows 95 days, and replace it with a screen filled with big colored blocks is anybody’s guess. Or is it?  According to Microsoft, it’s OUR fault! Per a principal program manager at Microsoft, “We’d seen the trend in Windows 7.  When we evolved the taskbar we saw adoption of pinning on the taskbar.  We were seeing people...

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Understanding the Elephant: Growing with LinkedIn

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog, Events, Featured, Marketing your business, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off on Understanding the Elephant: Growing with LinkedIn

Understanding the Elephant: Growing with LinkedIn

Follow-up classes for LinkedIn: April 30, Thurs, 12-1:30pm: Raising the bar on your LinkedIn profile (Register for $25, 8 seats only): In this 90-minute small-group session every participant will get a review of their profile, with discussion by the full class to uncover strengths and suggestions. Get ideas from your peers and learn as much from their reviews as you do from your own! Walk away with confidence in the elements that you’ve mastered, and have at least three top priority next-step ideas to move forward with. Class limited to 8...

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OfficeXpats is 2014 “Small Business of the Year”!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog, Featured, News about OfficeXpats | Comments Off on OfficeXpats is 2014 “Small Business of the Year”!

OfficeXpats is 2014 “Small Business of the Year”!

OfficeXpats is incredibly grateful for the recognition as Small Business of the Year for 2014. So of course when the Chamber published the contributions of each of the winners, we thought ours could use some comment. “OfficeXpats actively contributes to economic development on the island as a co-working space for entrepreneurs, “solopreneurs”, consultants and remote workers…” Gosh thanks, and we sure love our “solopreneurs,” but we must nitpick… there’s no hyphen in “coworking.”...

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Thank you, Alice, a true ambassador for community!

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog, Host Position, Members, News about OfficeXpats | Comments Off on Thank you, Alice, a true ambassador for community!

This post carries sad news. Alice David—one of our own, one of the most positive, creative, energetic people I’ve ever met—died yesterday, March 4, 2015. She was our early morning ambassador for about 10 months, and she quit last June to take the summer off only to discover that she had colon cancer. She started out with a very positive prognosis but it didn’t go well. Last fall she slid quickly into the reality that this might be terminal. Then there was some hope. And now she’s gone. I’d like to thank all of you who visited Alice, gave some...

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Use Excel for marketing and more?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Events, Running your business, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off on Use Excel for marketing and more?

When was the last time you broke down and brought up an Excel spreadsheet? Why? Once the Swiss Army knife of small business, many of the traditional uses are now accomplished with online bookkeeping systems or expense trackers or a software solution’s dashboard. What is the relevance of Excel for today’s entrepreneur? Is understanding the power of a spreadsheet a disappearing skill, like longhand script for modern grade school students? Are we, without awareness, outsourcing our need to make meaning of our business data? My use of...

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Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Blog, Events, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off on Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

Coming right up: Word Tips and Tricks, Managing Email/Calendar/Contacts, and LinkedIn! March, 2015 March 17, 2015, Word Tips and Tricks:  learn to use graphics and tables to create marketing basics such as posters, post cards, business cards, and more.  Taught by Leslie Schneider. REGISTER March 24, 2015 (CLOUD COMPUTING): Managing Email/Calendar/Contacts: Understand how different cloud offerings synchronize your information across your devices (with easy explanations of POP, IMAP, ActiveSync), know where your data is REALLY (on your device?...

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Renewal and Vision for 2015 

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Blog, News about OfficeXpats | Comments Off on Renewal and Vision for 2015 

Renewal and Vision for 2015 

2015 could be a big turning point for OfficeXpats. After almost three-and-a-half years, we’re proud to have consistently offered our core business model of desk space, conference room resources, community opportunities for collaboration, and Tuesday@noon sharing of business skills. Our space has gone through plenty of shape-shifting, and we’ve become more sustainable by sharing space with Kombi Corp. In early 2014 we added a part time manager, and Judy Whitehead has smoothed out coordination of the ambassadors team and...

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Mastermind Group

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Events, Featured | Comments Off on Mastermind Group

Mastermind Group

From “day one,” OfficeXpats has looked forward to the day when we could sponsor a “mastermind” group. Starting in January, 2015, Alyse McConnell will lead our first Mastermind group! What is a Mastermind Group? Mastermind groups have been around for decades as a way to offer a committed group of business owners or professionals support and personal/professional growth and to achieve specific goals and overall success. Activities of Mastermind Groups usually  include brainstorming, education, peer accountability and...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2015

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog, Events, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off on Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2015

Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2015

Finish 2014 Powerfully. Enter 2015 prepared for success. Note that this class is 90 minutes! Also, as part of this session, you will be the first to learn of a limited seating Mastermind group starting in January. The series from last year was recorded! See below for links. “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” ~Earl Nightingale. Join us December 9, Tuesday 12-1:30pm for a rare opportunity to work with Executive Coach, Alyse McConnell. This session will have you celebrating your accomplishments...

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