WHEN: Thursday, January 14th @ 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: The WaterCooler
Read a great book lately? Looking for good reading material, but don't know where to look? Then don't miss this month's Kickstand meeting! A panel of Kickstand members will discuss their Top 3 "business" books to inspire, motivate and help you change the world. Looking for a quick read about marketing strategy? Or perhaps a inspirational book about taking the start-up plunge? Ask the panel for a recommendation!
- Stephen Nipper - Patent Attorney
- Bill Meade - Intellectual Property Consultant
- Jeff Reynolds - Co-Owner of Rizen Creative (moderator)
- Brandon Wright - UltraClean Owner & Meridian Breakfast and Books Club Creator
- Rochelle Delong - Consilio Owner
Entrepreneurship in the News
What's Big in 2010 - Springwise scans the globe for the most promising business ventures, ideas and concepts that are ready for regional or international adaptation, expansion, partnering, investments or cooperation, tracking more than 400 global offline and online business resources. Here is their Top 10 Business Ideas & Opportunities for 2010.
Four Trends for the Tens - Farewell and good riddance to the Decade of the Zeroes, when many people felt reduced to nothingness after two big economic bubbles burst. Welcome to the 2010s, a chance for a fresh start — sort of. The year opens with four trends that gained momentum in the past decade.
Kauffman Foundation president lays out five strategies to boost entrepreneurship and create jobs
NxLevel for Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs
The flagship of the SBDC training program is back and better than ever. The one class that covers owning and managing a small business from the very beginning to the day you decide to sell, NxLeveL has been training entrepreneurs on how to do it right. Don't miss out on your opportunity to make the right decisions the first time and be the successful business owner you have always wanted to be. Class meets 5 times starting January 16.
The Ground Floor The latest flexible workspace for Idaho entrepreneurs opens this month. The Ground Floor powered by VengaWorks, opens its doors Jan. 20 in Downtown Meridian. The Ground Floor is a project of the Meridian Development Corporation (MDC), the urban renewal agency for Downtown. The new flexible workspace is in a historic building at 136 E. Idaho and offers emerging businesses an economical way to take their work to the next level. The Ground Floor launch is January 20 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Special thanks to our loyal sponsors whose participation enables up to keep growing Kickstand and providing you with opportunities to network, learn and grow.
Silver Sponsor Carlson Hall is a Boise-based business intermediary firm serving privately-held companies in the Intermountain West. We provide transaction advisory services that result in winning outcomes for all stakeholders. Carlson Hall brokers both business buy and sell transactions (mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, inside transfers, spinoff) and offers transition consulting to guide a company through change of ownership. We are deeply experienced in working with entrepreneurs from start-up to accelerated growth through exit stages, and have technical expertise in business valuations, strategic consulting to enhance value, targeting national strategic buyers and private equity groups, and negotiating effectively to close deals. Carlson Hall: Building Value for Private Companies.