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Creative Connections February 2014 Meetup!! - Steve Baker

Fantastic Speaker Lined up for February -  Steve Baker! (Heather Lutz was originally planned, but cannot make it. 

“Steve is quite simply dynamic! He kept our audience mesmerized, combining wit and wisdom as he shared his story along with his philosophy on business and life. Our organization really enjoyed him and can’t wait to have him back!” - Dr. Thomas Frey, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute

So, when was the last time you met a guy who was sued for $1.4 Billion?

Well meet Steve Baker. He now knows what it is like to be a successful failure - and the wisdom he has gained is sure to benefit everyone who attends. 

Steve built an incredibly successful company that grew to $500 million in revenue in its first year. But then between a $1.4 Billion lawsuit and the stock market crash the company blew up and Steve was forced into bankruptcy.

Steve knows that in business and life you can do everything right and it can still all go wrong. From his experiences, he wrote the award winning book PUSHING WATER UPHILL With A Rake; Memoirs of a Successful Failure.

Steve shares his solid business tips to build a successful business but also explains that you will fail as you go through life. He learned that the road to success is paved in failure and it’s not if you fail but how you handle failure in your business and life that counts.

 “Steve is quite simply dynamic! He kept our audience mesmerized, combining wit and wisdom as he shared his story along with his philosophy on business and life. Our organization really enjoyed him and can’t wait to have him back!” - Dr. Thomas Frey, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute -


For creative professionals in the Denver area, Creative Connections is your networking alternative. 

First time free then just $5 after.

Our purpose? To foster working relationships among local creative pros. Join us the 1st Friday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m (Holidays excluded. Please check schedule).You’ll learn from in-the-know industry speakers, get the scoop on other local creative businesses and connect with other talented professionals with skills that complement your own. No-pressure networking. Creative Connections members play well together. So there are no rules limiting the number of graphic designers, writers, photographers—or lion tamers, for that matter—who can join. . No mandatory attendance. We’re not a leads group—although members do collaborate on a variety of creative projects. Creative Connections’ only rule, really, is that you work as a creative professional. Defining creative: Anyone who is actively & directly involved in the following industries / fields and providing these services to others or in need of these services. Print - TV – Radio - Internet - Video – Photography - Artists (All forms) – Writers - Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations. Others that are not listed upon approval of the Creative Connections Management team.

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  • Scott N.

    What a story. A great message by Steve.

    February 15, 2014

  • Steve A.

    Steve brings a "VERY" unique prospective to success and failure and openly shares both through personal experiences. I feel like I am pushing water up hill with a rake frequently myself so Thanks Steve for giving me a name for it!.

    February 15, 2014

  • Greg

    Good crowd and a very relaxed atmosphere. I liked it.

    February 13, 2014

  • Keith M.

    Great talk. I really appreciated your openness, Steve. Good reminders that most business endeavors are fraught with challenges and that we need to be ready to embrace and learn from them. Thanks for passing on your wisdom. Thank you Steve!

    February 11, 2014

  • Steve B.

    Thank you to everyone for joining me Friday morning in my "group therapy session" of being a successful failure.
    I hope that you found some take-aways to help you in your business. I enjoyed the conversations with many of you after my presentation.
    Thanks to Scott & Rob for helping me put this together in a short time frame.
    See you at our next meeting!
    To your Success,

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • john

    Great story told very well. We need to see more professionals like Steve present.

    February 9, 2014

  • Tessa

    Great speaker!

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Deanna S.

    P.S. feel free to visit my website or facebook page for information on my virtual assistance business - "If you don't have an assistant, you ARE one!"

    Have a great weekend!

    February 7, 2014

  • Deanna S.

    I so wanted to be there. Unfortunately I had a last minute request from a client and was unable to make it. I hope to meet you all next time!

    February 7, 2014

  • Ken C.

    Good speaker, good information

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Zak H.

    I do intend to come back one day... it's just difficult to get away from things on a First Friday, when I know I'm going to be running around like a crazy person getting ready, then staying up until 2 or 3 am. But I enjoy the group when I do get to attend...

    February 7, 2014

  • Peter Binxuan C.


    February 6, 2014

  • Steve B.

    I'm looking forward to speaking to you on the 7th.
    In the meantime, here's the link to my new article in Colorado Biz Magazine, "How Edgar Allan Poe Can Supercharge Your Marketing" -

    2 · February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited to become a member of Creative Connections and network with some of the best business professionals that attend and make new friends.

    January 12, 2014

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