Friday, October 25, 2013

Grassroots Friday, The Startup Show

No video today.

Grassroots, that's our mission at the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Towards that end, we are trying something new on Monday.

We are recruiting a panel of experts in Google+ Hangouts to talk about how they have used it in their marketing efforts on this first SPECIAL EDITION The Startup Show.

We'd love to have you with us if that is you!

Call me at (303)861-1447 and leave a complete message if you get the voice mail. We also want the people who are on Monday to have posted an intro of themself on our Facebook Page, see

Video returns Monday, live by 5, it's Inspiration Monday.

Hope you have a great weekend. I'm headed for the University of Denver Alumni Weekend, I'll be posting photos and notes on my Facebook wall

Life is short, let's get started! It's later than you think!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Startup Show-- 5-minutes on ideA Action!

The Startup Show, today our focus is on ideA Action! Creativity means to bring something new into being, so the inspiration, developing alternatives, evaluating none of it means anything without Action!

One way to take action is to be part of a small group you check in with regularly. We are starting to form Go+ Groups on on Google+ Page. The first is a Go+ Group focused on Google+ Hangouts as a tool for starting and growing a business. Join us at

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Evaluation Wednesday on The Startup Show

Above link for Global Entrepreneurship Week. I'll talk about it in a few minutes here on The Startup Show, today is idEa Evaluation Wednesday.

Our Small Business Chamber and our various meetings are part of this, you can see us listed.

Mentioned on today's show:  GEW, see above
Just Start, see
My book on startup, click here. 

Here's today's edition of The Startup Show:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Startup Show-- today's topic iDea Develop alternatives (see video of John Wren below live, then here below as link to YouTube).

Get the book Creative Confidence by the Kelley Brothers, you can see what I'm saying about it and the praise from others on Twitter #CreativeConfinence

If you're in Denver join us this Friday afternoon to discuss Creative Confidence and any other topic about startup you have on your mind at our Denver IDEA Group Open Startup Discussion Meeting, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant, just a block from the Capitol. More info and opinional RSVP at


“Most people are born creative. As children, we revel in imaginary play, ask outlandish questions, draw blobs and call them dinosaurs. But over time, because of socialization and formal education, a lot of us start to stifle those impulses. We learn to be warier of judgment, more cautious, more analytical. The world seems to divide into “creatives” and “noncreatives,” and too many people consciously or unconsciously resign themselves to the latter category.” —Tom & David Kelley
Tom and David Kelley expand on the concept of creative confidence in this issue of theHarvard Business Review magazine. Read “Reclaim Your Creative Confidence.” Available in German here.


Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.
Watch “How to Build Your Creative Confidence” here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

How do you get a good idea?

5-minutes about how to start a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business, live by 5 p.m. each day Monday thru Friday. Post news about yourself and/or your business on, hightlighted each day here.

Our topics for each day of the week will be:
Mondays: Idea Inspiration
Tuesdays: iDea Develop Alternatives
Wednesday: idEa Evaluate
Thursday: ideA Action!
Friday: Grassroots in Business and Politics

Here's today's show:

Lack education/opportunities?

See my comment on this news article about youth not in school, unemployed, what did Ben Franklin do? Works for all ages. Just do it, or call me and I'll help you. (303)861-1447

Please share! Thanks. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

PLEASE help me help the grassroots

Just posted this on Please go there and "Like" if you haven't already, "Share", then be sure to watch Inspiration Monday on The Startup Show right here and encourage your neighbors to do the same with as much social network and personal phone call power as you can.

Here, in celebration of Christopher Wren's birthday, is the message that was posted there I hope you'll "Like" and "Share":

Our vision: A healthy small group in every neighborhood. 

Why? To strengthen the grassroots, the voice of the common person in business and politics, in cooperation with everyone, especially with local chamber of commerce, community newspapers, and schools. 

To join just "Like" this Facebook Page, "Share" with your Facebook friends with your note about why you like what we are doing.

Then watch our weekly broadcast tomorrow or any Monday for our new feature "Inspiration Monday" about how we can each take action locally in our own neighborhood to help accomplish this world- wide vision.

What we are trying to make viral is what was first and best expressed over 2000 years ago: "Love God and love your neighbors, those who 1) live right next door, and 2) those who you are directly helping, as God has loved us. +