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Guest host & facilitator Karen Arakawa (and MBB organizers Lori Fisher and Nicole Fisher) invites you for the 119th MBB's BiTT! --- RSVP closes February 11, 2019 at 6pm. One RSVP per person. BTW... Your RSVP will be validated only if your membership profile name displays your full name (first name + last name). If your profile name displays DBA, AKA, or initials, your RSVP will be rejected. -- Bring your business challenge to our Brainstorming Segment OR If you want to feature your business (or business concept) in our “Think Tank” segment (that’s 20 minutes just for you), complete this online form (https://hawaiibrains.worldsecuresystems.com/MBB/BiTT/business-in-the-Think_Tank-20min-candidate_form) OR Come along to brainstorm and be showered with ideas (and make friends). Arrive at 11:45AM for mix and mingling. More mix and mingling after the meeting. **************** FEATURES • Mingling, Introductions • Get to Know Your Neighbor An opportunity to interact with new faces and strengthen your own ability to communicate succinctly with others in fast-paced situations • Featured Business in the Think Tank A 20-minute segment in which a selected business is featured for focused brainstorming with the group. Owners of startups and small businesses benefit from this activity. You are qualified if you have a business concept fully researched and planned but with questions or obstacles remaining, or if you are a business already in operation with sales, but facing challenges to achieve further growth. The business owner needs to be an MBB member. To be featured in the 20-minute case-study “Think Tank”, fill out and submit the online form describing your business challenge. On the day of the meeting, the candidate chosen presents a 5-min overview of the business, including the current challenges. The audience then brainstorms on ideas to address the problem area with the "build it, measure it, learn from it, improve it!" spirit. • 5-min Think Tank Attendees have the opportunity to present a challenge they are experiencing in their own business for ideas and suggestions from the group. No prior submission is required – just come to the meeting with your ideas and questions, to help others and be helped toward your own success! • Quickfire (if time) ---------------------------- We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (arrive early or on time please). ------------------
This FREE workshop is part of the 2019 National Entrepreneurship Week! Event supporters: EntreEd, MCBRC, RichardKehoeCPA.com, NatlEshipWeek, (...) ----- Your RSVP will be validated only if your membership profile name displays your full name (first name + last name). If your profile name displays DBA, AKA, or initials, your RSVP will be rejected. RSVP closes February 19, 2019 at 6pm. One RSVP per person. =============== Clearly defining and describing your product and service crisply and concisely may well be among the biggest challenges facing you as an entrepreneur. What often is very clear to you may not always come across that way when you share the idea with others. Many new products have suffered even failed because they were not fully understood. In this workshop, you will learn what the key elements are that will allow you to come up with a simple, easily understood and persuasive description taking less than 30 seconds to explain! Using real life examples you will be able to develop your own persuasive value proposition. -------- Guest Presenter David Fisher has more than 20 years experience in Hawai'i including having served as the Director of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center at the Maui Research and Technology Park. He has helped over 3,000 entrepreneurs resulting in over $100 million in economic impact on Maui and in the State of Hawai'i. In 2006, Fisher was honored as the U.S. Small Business Administrations "Financial Services Champion for the State of Hawai'i". Prior to moving to Hawai'i, Fisher served as the Director for Industrial Development for the Queens County Economic Development Corporation in New York City, where he was a pioneer in developing industry networks as an economic development strategy. He also did productivity consulting in the boutique Summit Management Group with Fortune 100 firms. While earning his MBA at the NYU's Stern School of Business he served as Director of Operations for the Urban Business Assistance Corporation supervising over twenty graduate student consultants. Fisher received a BA from Yale University where he served in the management of the Yale Broadcasting Company, Inc. in roles of sales manager, treasurer, and general manager, turning around several years of deficits and creating surpluses allowing investments in improved broadcast equipment.