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Celebrate Coworking Week + OfficeXpats Anniversary

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

Celebrate Coworking Week + OfficeXpats Anniversary

Join us for a whole week of FREE COWORKING and FREE EVENTS. On August 9, 2014, Coworking turns 9 years old and OfficeXpats turns 3! Because that day is a Saturday, and because coworking is about… well… working, we are celebrating for a whole week, August 4-8.  First a little history… In August 2011, the OfficeXpats space was under construction, with emerging conference rooms, painting in progress, and lots of furniture assembly.  But in the midst of this start-up excitement and chaos, we wanted to acknowledge the anniversary of coworking itself, which had recently been...

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Your Business and the Law, II

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

Your Business and the Law, II

The August theme for Tuesday@noon workshops covers the contracts for setting up a business, protecting assets and continuity, and fending off threats. Attendance is open to the public for $35 for ALL FOUR SESSIONS (one session is $10 at the door).  Members, please register too! You will be given the option to sign up at no charge, but we need to keep in touch with you if you intend to come. August 5, Karen Klein reviews her “top 10 things to know” in the early years of your business: What’s the issue, what’s at stake, and what are your next steps. Karen has been practicing...

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Declare your Worker Independence!

Posted on Jun 23, 2014

Declare your Worker Independence!

Three years ago, at the 4th of July celebration  in 2011,  Jason was out there on the first OfficeXpats booth, a couple months before we opened our doors, explaining coworking and advocating for “declaring your worker independence!” We hope you will join us this year! Two options to celebrate YOUR worker independence: OfficeXpats booth: Come promote your own business under the OfficeXpats banner!  (If you sign up, you can leave your own business cards and fliers on the booth the whole day!). We have a great location, right across from the Community/Senior Center. We will also be...

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From Business Idea to Pitch

Posted on Jun 8, 2014

From Business Idea to Pitch

Do you have an idea for a must-have product or service, but need help with what comes next? Michael “Luni” Libes, author of The Next Step, provides a simple, understandable path through the stages of business planning. Each stage includes a set of key questions, which when answered, provide you with the materials needed for your formal business plan and pitch. Here’s Luni talking about these workshops, on a Bainbridge Community Broadcasting podcast, from a series called “What’s Up Bainbridge.” For four Tuesdays in July, Luni takes us through...

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Deconstructing Leadership

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Deconstructing Leadership

Discover your leadership style to transform your business and community! Leadership is about creating and responding to change, no matter what chair you’re leading from. Get an analysis of the “special sauce” recognized as leadership, and learn one skill that every aspirational leader needs! Two experts share what leadership means and how to practice it for what you want to accomplish most. Please REGISTER! $35 for all 4 weeks (free for members, but you still need to register).  June 3 “Emergent Leadership” session: Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, MA E&C, Cascadia...

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Self-Publishing for Revenue and Building Your Business

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Self-Publishing for Revenue and Building Your Business

This workshop has completed, but Dave Kragen has compiled all the notes and slides from the class here: PublishingWorkshops_Handouts_May2014. The Self Publishing workshop returns! Now more than ever, it’s within anyone’s reach to write, produce, and publish a book, and it turns out to be a great way to build your business and your credibility as an independent professional. You may already have the content for an inexpensive or free 100-page book, and it just needs some strategic re-packaging. With self-publishing (also called “alternative” or...

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