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Online Start an IDEA Cafe and/or Franklin Circle Startup Workshop


(Requirement: Install Google Video Chat: and that you and I (John Wren) are Google+ friends. We will do this meeting as a hangout on my Google+ John Wren page.) If there is a problem during the meeting, send me a text message on [masked] with your phone number, I'll try and get one of our group members to call and help you. John )

Our purpose today is to help you by giving you tools to help others.

One of the best ways to get started yourself is to help others. We best teach what we need to learn ourselves.

This online session is the next best thing to being in Denver to attend our free Wednesday lunch hour session, the Wednesday session is also free, we just ask you come early and buy your own lunch if you want to eat.

At the Wednesday noon meetings and these online sessions we give you all the information you need to start a new IDEA Café Startup Workshop and/or a Franklin Circle Peer Group.

This online session is held each Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. Mountain time, we share startup experience with other groups, go on Fresh Thought Hunts regarding what makes a good group, and we give you all the information you need to start a new group.

Seating is very limited at each session, so RSVP now if you want to attend.

Join us if you want to start a new career, or when you want to take your current career to a new level as you start a new project, campaign, or a new business. Sometimes the best way to start is to just get a job in the direction of your dreams, this is also a useful session if you just want to find a good job fast, and your open to helping others being the best way to help yourself.

Then, to help you get started yourself, help your local chamber or other group start a face-to-face IDEA Café Startup Workshop or Franklin Circle as part of what they offer their members. We will help you for free, if you want our help.

When you RSVP to this meeting you'll be emailed a phone number and access code. If you haven't received it by 9 a.m. Mountain Time the day of your session, call or text John Wren at [masked]-4949.

We are about to do an outreach campaign to local chambers and other groups, we expect to need people like you to lead new groups in cooperation with them across Colorado and beyond. Attending this online workshop or one of the face-to-face workshops is the first step towards becoming an IDEA Café leader.

Today's session will be personally led by John Wren, founder & CEO of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce. He has decades of experience with startups and people starting new careers. He started holding what we now call IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops in Denver nearly 20 years ago, 5280 Magazine says Wren's workshops have "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit."

Wren has formed your (free to user member, let us know if you'd like to be a sponsor) Small Business Chamber with the intention to help startups across Colorado and beyond, in cooperation with local chambers, other groups, and local community newspapers. There is a lot of information about him online (websites, his book is on Amazon--Google "John Wren Daring Mighty Thing, Facebook, Linked In, Branch Out, etc etc.

We plan on forming a board of directors and becoming an educational 501C3 corporation, please let John Wren know if you'd be willing to serve on the board or help in any other way. We need speakers who are willing to share their startup experience at workshops, let us know if you or anyone you know might be willing to share.

If you might be willing to serve on the new board, if you have speaker suggestions, or if you have any complaints, other suggestions, or questions about what we are doing and what are the current plans for the future, contact John Wren at [masked] or 960 Grant St. #727, Denver, CO 80203, or [masked]. Thanks!

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