Saturday, December 21, 2013

SPECIAL EDITION The Startup Show: The Toy Business

Les Cosby shares how he and his wife have opened their new toy shop. Let me know if know anyone who'd be a good guest. (you) John Wren (303)861-1447

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Release: : Mass Flourishing Point of Plan.

From:  Small Business Chamber 
            of Commerce, Inc.
            960 Grant St. #727, Denver, CO 80203
            www.SmallBizChamber.org 
             (303)861-1447

Contact:  John Wren 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Friday, December 20, 2013

MASS FLOURISHING IN COLORADO AND BEYOND POINT OF DYNAMIC PLAN.
Group to start study groups using Edmund Phelps’s new book. Mass Flourishing and James Martin’s Jesuit Guide.

Denver— At an IDEA Salon today, longtime community activist and adult educator John S Wren announced the preliminary 2014 plans for the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc, a Colorado non-profit. Everyone is invited to comment on the dynamic plans at the free IDEA Salon open discussion meeting, each Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant, Denver. Free. For more see http://www.SmallBizChamber.org or call (303)861-1447

“Since 1727 our mission is to strengthen the grassroots in business and politics through adult education,” said Wren. “When people ask me who is our other co-founder, I tell them it’s Ben Franklin. He founded the first startup group in America, he called it the Junto.”

“We’ve now joined the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry and will be reaching out to the 70 or so local chambers in Colorado who are members of it and others, helping where we can to provide more real help to startups and small businesses, and helping to educate everyone in the community about the realities of the new economy, the return to the vitalism and dynamism that Nobel economist Edmund Phelps talks about in his new book Mass Flourishing, in light of James Martin’s Jesuit Guide, thinking in line with my Daring Mighty Things—The Simplest Way to Start Your First (or Next) New Business, and with what Ben Franklin advocated.

“To promote the study groups, next week we’ll announce a contest we believe will result in more media interest in the Colorado Caucus, the best chance for the common person to serve in elected public office, than we’ve seen in the past. More informed participation from those who are new to Colorado or just new to Colorado politics in our unique, wonderful neighborhood system for nominating to the primary ballot is needed if the grassroots is really going to be restored.”

Wren www.JohnWren.com (303)861-1447  attended Denver Thomas Jefferson High School, Cornell College, the University of Denver (BA’69, MBA’80) and Regis University where he studied adult learning with an education grant from Charles Schwab. He has been trained as a Great Books Discussion leader, and he is one of the founders of Denver Socrates Café, the IDEA Café Startup Workshop, Franklin Circles, and the Jesuit Guide Faith Sharing Groups. He is the co-founder & CEO of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. whose purpose is to help people create a Good Living—a useful and necessary product or service, an adequate income, and personal growth. Edmund Phelps, Mass Flourishing, Princeton University Press, 2013.  James Martin, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, HarperCollins, 2010. John Wren, Daring Might Things, Creative Space, 1994.


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Plan to Flourish will be announced in an hour.

Small Business Chamber Plans announce this afternoon at Denver IDEA Salon, http://Meetup.com/Small-Business-Chamber. This is how media release starts. Check back here later for more, or join us this afternoon, 2:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant, Denver. 

At an IDEA Salon today, longtime community activist and adult educator John S Wren announced the preliminary 2014 plans for the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc, a Colorado non-profit. Everyone is invited to comment on the dynamic plans at the free IDEA Salon open discussion meeting, each Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant, Denver. Free. For more see http://www.SmallBizChamber.org or call (303)861-1447 

The Startup Show

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Frequency of the use of the term "Alcoholics Anonymous."

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Startup Show idEa Evaluate Wednesday

The Startup Show Each day we talk about IDEA business creativity model. Inspiration (Monday), Develop Alternatives (Tuesday), you get the idea. Watch recording later if you can't stick around now. Usually 5 or 10 minutes. Here's today's show: Join us for an IDEA Salon, new open discussion meeting about startup. Here in Denver or we'll help you start one near you with others. http://www.SmallBizChamber.org
Google searches this past year on "build a website", "telemarketing", "public relations", compared to "recovery" (#1 most popular) and "coaching" which is #2 most used, compared to these other terms. What does this mean? Using the words coaching and recovery hits consumer hot buttons. We know what to do, we just aren't doing it, that the help we are looking for now. At least, that's what this trend analysis seems to be saying to me, what do you think?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Developing Alternatives

The Startup Show-- iDea Developing Alternatives Tuesday
What's next after you have an idea, when you want the idea to become a reality?


Join us in Denver this Friday, IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops and Denver IDEA Salon Discussion Group. http://www.SmallBizChamber.org