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Welcome to your Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.! 

We cooperate with local chambers, local community newspapers, service clubs, neighborhood associations and others who want to strengthen the grassroots in business and politics.

Do you long for work that is more soulful? Want to know more about spiritual startup? Are you starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business?

Our SBCC Startup Method-- Four Practices and free meetings to help with each: 

1.  Imagination. Attend a free IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops. 

2.  Thinking. We suggest starting or joining a Socrates Cafe group, and we host one each week.

3.  Learning. We suggest a peer learning group, Google "How to Start a Franklin Circle."

4.  Recovery. We suggest a 12-step program in one of it's many forms and meditation. We cooperate with Root & Branch Open Beginner Meeting here in Denver. 

Each Friday at 10 a.m. we talk about  this method on the Startup Show, you can join us via a link emailed to you from our Startup Show if you RSVP here to be in the audience, or go to www.JohnWren.com Fridays at 10 a.m. or any time after that for a recording of our previous show and link to our SBCC YouTube Channel.

In Denver each Friday afternoon we host a free Denver IDEA Café Startup Workshop, we invite real people to share how they really started, and we brainstorm. We also give you a free guide to our SBCC Startup Method and the four practices.  

Our Small Business Chamber Purpose:  to do Good Work and to help others to do Good Work, too. Good Work provides adequate income, a useful product or service that delights the customer, and an opportunity for learning and growth. One of the best opportunities for adult learning is to start and manage a new business.

There are no dues or fees, we are supported through our own contributions. The only requirement for membership is a desire to do Good Work and to help others do more Good Work too.  

We cooperate with local chambers of commerce and other groups, local community newspapers, colleges and universities, churches, synagogs, and temples, but we affiliate with no one. Our only purpose is to do Good Work, and to help others to do Good Work too.

Questions? Want to know more about how you can help? Contact JOHN WREN (303)861-1447  

Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

From our founder, John S Wren:

Since 1994, I've organized groups to share startup experience, information and ideas. 5280 Magazine says we've "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit." People who've watched me organize and facilitate weekly IDEA Startup Cafes for nearly 20 years, never charging.

People ask me, "John, why do you do this?"

Simple. So my grandkids have the opportunity to own a business that Pop had in 1949.

I've formed the Small Business Chamber to strengthen the grassroots in business and politics. When the time is right, will you help us in this mission? Do you want help now? Let's talk!

John S Wren,MBA+ (303)861-1447 

Why IDEA? We take our name from a 4-step business creativity model many have found useful here over the past 20 years: I= Inspiration or Identify the Target; D= Develop Alternatives; E= Evaluatie the Alternatives; and A= Act! (Developed by John Wren and a consultant from the University of Denver for the local Bell (AT&T) operating company in the late 70s.)

Avatar: "Boone" was designed by Walt Disney for the University of Denver, which used it for decades before they officially abandoned the image in 2013.( On Boone's chest, D=Develop Alternatives in IDEA.) Chancellor Robert Coombe told us it was true that the University had abandoned the logo, that lots of others were using it, so it's not exclusive to us.

Boone is our #1 IDEA Pioneer which is what we call our members.

For nearly 20 years IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops have helped people to start down a new path with a new project or campaign, a new career or new business. 

5280 Magazine says we've "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit."

The Friday afternoon Denver IDEA Startup Cafe is led personally by our founder John S Wren, and it serves as a model for new groups. If you are in Denver from out of town attend and we'll help you start an IDEA Cafe in cooperation with your local chamber, local community news paper, and/or local service club or neighborhood association. 

If you'd like to start a group, please let us know and we'll send you some startup tips and make a media release for you announcing your first meeting if you want us to do so, never of course until you've approved the release.

For more information about the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. or any of our many activities, contact our founder & CEO John Wren at (303)861-1447 PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU EMAIL.

It's free to become a member. Introduce you/ your business on our SBCC Facebook Page, then "Like" and "Share" our Page with your Facebook friends. We will announce you as a new member on the next edition of the Startup Show.  AMDG+++

We're 522 IDEA Pioneers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 2:00 PM

    RSVP for new IDEA Pioneers: Catholic (universal) Caucus & Commerce Club.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 6:30 PM

    Socrates Cafe. The practice of critical thinking.

    2 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Monday, February 15, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Monday, February 15, 2016 4:30 PM

    Root & Branch Truely Open Discussion Meeting. NO RSVP PLEASE. Walkins welcome.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Friday, February 19, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 6:30 PM

    Socrates Cafe. The practice of critical thinking.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Monday, February 22, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Monday, February 22, 2016 4:30 PM

    Root & Branch Truely Open Discussion Meeting. NO RSVP PLEASE. Walkins welcome.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Friday, February 26, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 6:30 PM

    Socrates Cafe. The practice of critical thinking.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 12:30 AM

    John Wren's Startup Show, sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 4:30 PM

    Root & Branch Truely Open Discussion Meeting. NO RSVP PLEASE. Walkins welcome.

    1 IDEA Pioneers attending
 
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