Purpose: The Boulder Entrepreneurship Network or (B.E.N.) is a peer networking and learning group for entrepreneurs of all walks to connect, share and flourish together. This group is for those individuals who are driven by adding value to others and becoming industry leaders. It's designed to ignite those service driven people who are committed to growth for their communities for their businesses and for themselves.
Process: We will hold bi-weekly meetings to introduce, learn and connect. Meetings will be roughly 1.5 hrs long. There'll be an open talk time (15- 20 min). Then, for the bulk of the meeting, we'll have short educational presentations with Q & A (5 min each) where group members can introduce and explain their business to everyone else (10 slots available per meetup- roughly 1 hr). This won't be mandatory but is highly recommended for new members. To conclude, there'll be another 15- 20 minutes of open discussion and networking time. **Potluck style snack sharing strongly encouraged!**
Some of my favorite quotes which embody the purpose and intention of this group:
"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."
-- Albert Einstein
"If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."
-- Steve Jobs
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
-- Helen Keller
"Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion."