Monday, August 22, 2016

Powerful forces again at work to kill the Colorado Caucus.

Photo: Denver Post
Citizens in Colorado have loved the Colorado Caucus since it was instituted by Gov John Shafroth and the Colorado legislature as a package of progressive reforms in August of 1912.

Extremely poor leadership at the top of both major political parties and perhaps poor performance by others who had a major impact on them led to the fiasco of this past March 1 edition.

It would be a big big mistake to pass any reforms suggested in the Colorado political system until after the November elections.

The metro-Denver Chamber of Commerce has pushed through a ballot initiative that would create major havoc  and if you are a member of the Denver Chamber please call me (303)861-1447, I'm doing an article about what happened to take the Denver Chamber so far off track.

Powerful forces have tried to kill the Colorado Caucus ever since it was first used in an election back in 1914, but they have never prevailed. That's because Colorado citizens who care realize our hyper-local approach to neighborhood power puts the rank and file in charge of party leadership, and it empowers the average, ordinary person to serve in elected public office, something that's almost impossible without a strong caucus-assembly system.

For these reason with the help of a political consultant who I've hired myself I've been steering your Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in a direction that will preserve the Colorado Caucus. In this past legislative session Save the Caucus, a registered Colorado political committee was formed, and we were able to help kill legislation in the House and Senate that would have killed the Caucus.

In addition Save the Caucus recommended that one of the sponsors of the Caucus killing legislation Tim Dore not be reelected and he was defeated 70% to 30%.

The Small Business Chamber is now considering ways to respond to the misguided ballot initiatives that will kill the Caucus, Initiatives 140 and 98 (click here). The result of this consideration is the new Caucus Clubs, an organizational meeting will be held a week from tomorrow, for more details and to rsvp for the organizational meeting see our Caucus Clubs site (click here.)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

10 a.m. Startup Show: 2nd Friday On Selling.

Starting today the topic here on the Startup Show will be personal selling. If you'd like to be a guest on the show to share your experience with personal selling or any other aspect of startup, please call John Wren at (303)861-1447. Here's today's show:

Startup Show is on YouTube Live Events, Google+ Hangouts On Air, and on each Friday at noon Mountain Daylight Time, or by recording on If you would like to suggest a topic for the show, call John Wren (303)861-1447.

Sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. which John Wren founded. Membership is free, there are several types of free meetings. Our purpose is to cooperate with local chambers and others to help them give more good help to people who are starting in a new direction with their work. To see some of the meetings see and check out the Facebook/Small.Business.Chamber or Twitter @IDEACafe Sm

For more about grassroots politics and the Colorado Caucus see the SBCC project Save the Caucus, : Join us! New Colorado Caucus Clubs. : Join us! New Colorado Caucus Clubs.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

2nd printing of my little book on startup:

This is the first edition of my little book, 2nd edition available on Amazon and there are used copies of the various printings of this first edition that are selling for $30+. My friend Harvey predicted this would happen, suggested I save 10+ copies of each printing. Wish I'd listened.

For Kindle 2nd edition or the print 2nd edition and the used copies see Amazon (click here.)