Saturday, November 14, 2015

The 4 Practices of our SBCC Startup Method.

Real help for people who want to go in a new direction with their work, those people who want to start a new career, project, campaign, or a new business, and those who help them start, accountants, lawyers, consultants, etc.

If formal market research and formal planning were useful tools for going from zero to first customer or first day on the job, we’d have a planned economy rather than the market economy that has served us, the citizens of our United States, for centuries.

Our SBCC meetings are optional, of course, but each of these four practices is essential  a startup in our market economy.

For each practice suggested reading and an optional, free, facilitated meeting. We will help you start one of the meetings in cooperation with your local chamber of other group. Call John Wren for details. (303)861-1447. 

1. The practice of imaginative action.
Group: IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop.
Books: Just Start; What Color is Your Parachute— 2013; Daring Mighty Things.
Confidential meetings where we teach the IDEA model, share startup experience and brainstorm. Best held each Friday afternoon, if we are successful participants are too busy to attend the following week, but they can if needed.

2. The practice of critical thinking.
Group: Socrates Cafe
Books: Socrates Cafe; Dialogs of Socrates. Inspired by Chris Phillips book Socrates Cafe, we don’t just talk about philosophy, we practice doing philosophical thought about great ideas.

3. The practice of (true)Self-directed Learning.
Group: Franklin Circle
Books: Self-Directed Learning for Teachers and Learners; Praxis of Suffering.
Based on the group Ben Franklin and his friends had they called the Junto, it’s much the same as Malcolm Knowles recommended.

4. The practice of recovery.
Group: Root & Branch Open Discussion Meeting Books: Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book); Breathing Under Water; Discovering Awareness.
An introduction to the 12-steps as a spiritual path and to meditation.

Other Recommended Books:

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The True Believer, Human Accomplishment, ReWork, Bowling Alone, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, The Origin & Evolution of New Businesses, Care of the Soul.
What books have helped you?

Visit us! Denver Free Sample Groups:

Startup Workshop. Fridays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Panera, 13th & Grant.

Socrates Cafe @ DU, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.

Root & Branch Open Discussion Group Monday’s, 4:30 p.m. 1311 York St. 3rd Floor.

More information about these model groups and  optional RSVP (walk-ins welcome) see

Colorado Caucus News, Strengthening the voice of the grassroots: http://Facebook/Colorado.Caucus.News
Startup Show, live each Friday at 10 a.m. via link on 
Grassroots Rules Online,
Daring Mighty Things— The Simplest Way to Start Your First (or Next) New Business. On Money back if not satisfied 

Join us today, get a free online membership now in your Small Business Chamber:

Go to, Then 1) post intro of you/your biz, 2) Like & 3) Share. 7000+ members now, we’d love to have you join with us, too, if you’re starting something new or if you help startups!

Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447

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Those attending SBCC meetings are encouraged to also be an active participant in at least one of the following: Local chamber of commerce; business incubator; 12-step fellowship; NAMI; individual and/or group therapy; spiritual direction; pastoral or other counseling; consulting; coaching; mentoring.

In SBCC discussion meetings we maintain confidentiality for these resources, especially if they have NOT been helpful; what was helpful or not for me might have an entirely different effect for you. We cooperate with all who are trying to help 

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