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Use Excel for marketing and more?

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

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 Excel is on the rise again. For instance, I...

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“An Eye on Your Business” Salons

Posted on Jan 2, 2015

“An Eye on Your Business” Salons

Thursday Evening “Keep an Eye on Your Business” salons: 6pm-7pm NEW!  We all know we need to regularly evaluate our businesses to see what’s working and what isn’t in order to grow and evolve. But sadly, without accountability and structures, these tasks can get pushed aside in lieu of putting out the latest fires.  It’s the common outcome of many a well-intentioned entrepreneur! But wait, there’s hope. And it comes with a bonus: it’s fun. Rhythm of the Business Salons are monthly roundtable gatherings in a relaxed atmosphere (read: snacks and drinks...

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Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

Posted on Dec 31, 2014

Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

NEW in 2015… Tuesday@noon workshops are 90 minutes long. Each month has one class on each of the following themes: Marketing,  Finance, Business Software, and Cloud Computing. COST: $25 members/$35 early registration (1 week in advance)/$45 regular ( OfficeXpats Members also get one free class per month). ) January, 2015 Jan 6, 2015 (MARKETING): Validate Your Target Market: Understand your audience and do a competitive analysis of your competition. Learn how to do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) and understand pricing in your market. Taught by...

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Renewal and Vision for 2015 

Posted on Dec 29, 2014

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 professionalized our room rental process. So what’s...

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Mastermind Group

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

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 support. A mastermind  group requires commitment,...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2015

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

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 for 2014, envisioning what you want to achieve in...

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