The High Cost of Living in Marin — What It Means To Solopreneurs
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

The High Cost of Living in Marin — What It Means To Solopreneurs

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LLM BB Speaker Series:

The High Cost Of Living In Marin — What It Means To Solopreneurs

by Linked In Local Marin

Panelists:

Robin Sternberg, CEO of Marin Economic Forum

Jon Haveman, Economist and Principal at Marin Economic Consulting

Chris Yalonis, CEO and Cofounder of VenturePad

Program:
The high cost of living in Marin County—and the Bay Area in general—is difficult for all of us who live and work here, but may be especially difficult for solopreneurs because they must divide their time between new business development and delivery of services to existing clients. This panel will look at how high are the costs of living in Marin County, examining trends in the economy, traffic, housing, employment, commuting, and how rising housing costs affect the economy, jobs, etc. This will be followed by a specific look at our burgeoning solopreneur community and what is needed for solopreneurs in Marin County to thrive in this environment. We’ll also have time to take questions from the audience.

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Marintrepreneurs: How To Make Getting Your Next Client Easier — with Kristine Carey
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs: How To Make Getting Your Next Client Easier — with Kristine Carey

Get Your Next Client, with guest speaker Kristine Carey.

Are you ready for more business? Would you like to learn ways to connect with your clients that are best suited to you? What if getting your next client could be easy?

This participatory presentation covers the basics of:

-Knowing what types of marketing strategies are best for you, based on your strengths.
-Finding people who are your likely clients.
-Keeping your foot gently on the marketing gas.

Whether you’re new to business or a seasoned business owner, getting clients is a necessary part of staying in business. This presentation explores several techniques to make getting your next client easier, combining marketing how-to with bigger picture concepts. You’ll leave empowered with the knowledge of where to place your efforts for best results in your business and marketing.

For more info on Kristine: http://accessspeakers.biz/kristine-carey-catalyst-speaker-coach/

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LUNCH&LEARN: Understand Your Money Types to Open Your Flow of Prosperity, with Susan Shloss
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Understand Your Money Types to Open Your Flow of Prosperity, with Susan Shloss

Understand Your Money Types to Open Your Flow of Prosperity.

Is your Warrior in charge of your business finances or is the Innocent hoping that someone else will manage the details?  

Are you letting the Magician inspire your actions or is the Tyrant blocking the flow of abundance?

Many business owners have patterns around money that repeat in spite of their desire to change.  You might recognize yourself in one or more of the following:

  • Spending beyond your means and using credit cards to make ends meet
  • Overspending to ease stress
  • Underearning or undervaluing your skills and talents
  • Feeling undue stress about money, no matter how much you are making
  • A sense of overwhelm or vagueness when it comes to financial details

Money coaching helps to identify the underlying causes of your money patterns, opening the door to transformation.  In this session, you'll learn about the 8 Money Types that influence your relationship with money and can make or break your business success.  Join us for a fun and enlightening presentation where you will open the door to a breakthrough in your money life.

Click HERE to RSVP.

BIO:
Susan Shloss is a Certified Money Coach®.  In the 90’s she worked as an investment specialist and operations manager at Charles Schwab. After leaving the corporate world, she trained in several healing modalities and became certified as a yoga teacher. In 2005 Susan started a bookkeeping business which has had 6-figure revenues for the past 4 years.  She now has a team of bookkeepers who are freeing her to pursue her passion of helping others break through their blocks to abundance.  With her long background in both the financial services and healing arts worlds, and her lifelong meditation practice, Susan helps people navigate money and emotions with insight, clarity, and compassion.

Contact info:
Susan Shloss, Certified Money Coach
Phone 415-497-0277
moneywisdomcoach.com

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LUNCH&LEARN — Heather Picard: 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN — Heather Picard: 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.

8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business, with Heather Picard.

AN INTERACTIVE TALK WITH CASH FLOW COACH, HEATHER PICARD.

- Is having enough cash in the bank a constant struggle?

- Do you worry how you’re going to pay your bills on time?

- Do you pay everyone else first and wind up with little for yourself?

- Do you wish you understood your finances so you could grow your business?

Join Heather to learn how to:

-USE A CASH FLOW REPORT TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY

-GET PAID SOONER FROM CUSTOMERS

-PAY YOURSELF REGULARLY

-CREATE A CASH SAFETY NET

Click HERE to RSVP!

Heather Picard is a Cash Flow Coach who is committed to helping small business owners transform their relationship to money so that they can free up their cash flow, grow their companies and follow their dreams. She is also co-owner and CFO of Equinox Landscape an award-winning sustainable landscape company in Sonoma and Marin County. She uses her financial expertise and astute coaching skills to help her clients navigate the details of small business finance, run a strong organization and ultimately create the life they’ve always wanted. She can be found at coach@heatherpicard.com, or fueling her passion on the dance floor.

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MARINTREPRENEURS: Better BUSINESS Photos…with the CAMERA YOU HAVE! w/ Tyler Chartier.
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

MARINTREPRENEURS: Better BUSINESS Photos…with the CAMERA YOU HAVE! w/ Tyler Chartier.

Guest speaker: commercial photographer Tyler Chartier teaches you how to make better use of the equipment you already own to create photos that tell your business' story with more compelling messaging. Join us! 

From cell phones to DSLRs, we have unprecedented access to excellent photo making tools! Tyler will share his knowledge about the essential elements of creating compelling photographs:

  • Why do so many of our photos fail?
  • The storytelling mindset
  • Visual mass and the balanced image
  • Finding and using great light
  • Tips and tricks for staging the scene
  • How to get the best color from your camera

Tyler Chartier is a commercial photographer based in Petaluma who helps companies connect with their customers through photography. Beyond Tyler’s technical skill as a photographer, his understanding of branding and marketing helps him create photographs that emotionally resonate with your clients’ audience.

“If I hear ‘What a fantastic photo!’ in a way I’ve failed. My perceived role as a photographer should be subtle, if not invisible. When I hear ‘That’s an amazing space!’ or ‘I would love to talk to her!’ then I’ve told the story.” — Tyler Chartier

Click HERE to RSVP.

BIO: Curious. Obsessive. Passionate. Commercial photographer by day + father by night. For work, Tyler shoots architecture, products and people for regional and national companies – and he shoots almost anything for fun. Combining a passion for the process of photography with intense curiosity, Tyler helps his clients tell their stories to create strong connections with their people. Outside of work Tyler spends as much time as he can with his wife and two boys. Together they love hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, and building things – most recently a 17′ lapstrake dory. You’ll run into Tyler around town in Petaluma, San Francisco and occasionally NYC – but you’ll see his biggest smile if you cross paths with him outside in one of Sonoma County’s amazing parks or on the Tomales Bay.

Learn more at www.tylerchartier.com

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Pro Blues Jam with The B Street Project
Aug
7
3:30 PM15:30

Pro Blues Jam with The B Street Project

Welcome The B Street Project as they kick off Pro Blues Jam in the first set.

Come play, sing & dance with this tight Marin band at the gorgeous Fenix nightclub. Feel the beautiful vocals, rock, rhythm & blues! Maggie Moshy and Brad Curtis on vocals, Scott Sherman on harp, VenturePad cofounder Chris Yalonis on drums, Jim Collier on guitar, Espen Skaar on bass, and Charlie Theobald on keys. It’s jam night, so bring your axe and sit in, sing with us, express yourself, and simply take it all in. Local talent and special guests are invited to join in during the second set.

Click here for more info!

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LUNCH & LEARN: BETTER BUSINESS PHOTOS…WITH THE CAMERA YOU HAVE!
Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: BETTER BUSINESS PHOTOS…WITH THE CAMERA YOU HAVE!

At this Lunch & Learn, commercial photographer Tyler Chartier teaches you how to make better use of the equipment you already own to create photos that tell your business' story with more compelling messaging. Join us! 

From cell phones to DSLRs, we have unprecedented access to excellent photo making tools! Tyler will share his knowledge about the essential elements of creating compelling photographs:

  • Why do so many of our photos fail?
  • The storytelling mindset
  • Visual mass and the balanced image
  • Finding and using great light
  • Tips and tricks for staging the scene
  • How to get the best color from your camera

Tyler Chartier is a commercial photographer based in Petaluma who helps companies connect with their customers through photography. Beyond Tyler’s technical skill as a photographer, his understanding of branding and marketing helps him create photographs that emotionally resonate with your clients’ audience.

“If I hear ‘What a fantastic photo!’ in a way I’ve failed. My perceived role as a photographer should be subtle, if not invisible. When I hear ‘That’s an amazing space!’ or ‘I would love to talk to her!’ then I’ve told the story.” — Tyler Chartier

Click HERE to RSVP.

BIO: Curious. Obsessive. Passionate. Commercial photographer by day + father by night. For work, Tyler shoots architecture, products and people for regional and national companies – and he shoots almost anything for fun. Combining a passion for the process of photography with intense curiosity, Tyler helps his clients tell their stories to create strong connections with their people. Outside of work Tyler spends as much time as he can with his wife and two boys. Together they love hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, and building things – most recently a 17′ lapstrake dory. You’ll run into Tyler around town in Petaluma, San Francisco and occasionally NYC – but you’ll see his biggest smile if you cross paths with him outside in one of Sonoma County’s amazing parks or on the Tomales Bay.

Learn more at www.tylerchartier.com

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Marintrepreneurs: Radical Influence Helps You Reach Your Goal FASTER! with Jill Lublin
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs: Radical Influence Helps You Reach Your Goal FASTER! with Jill Lublin

Radical Influence will help you reach your goal FASTER! with Guest speaker Jill Lublin.

Having Radical Influence helps you stand out, be heard, and be seen like never before!

When you have Radical Influence, people buy from you, listen to you, respect you, care about you, and take your message to heart. People will automatically crowd around you, wanting to be part of your network. And most importantly, you attract other high-level influencers who connect you with the people you need to know to bring your dreams to reality.

Click HERE to RSVP now!
 

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LUNCH & LEARN: 3 Keys to Getting Clients from Email, with Chen Lehner
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: 3 Keys to Getting Clients from Email, with Chen Lehner

Do you dread writing email?

Is your list not engaging with you, and not buying anything?

Do you want to impact more people and make more sales... without being sales-y?

With the average American checking their email 15 times per day, email is still one of the best ways to get your message in front of your ideal customers... and it doesn't have to be hard.

In this training you'll learn:

-> The 3 keys every email must have to make sales, so you can have more freedom... and more time. 

-> How to write compelling, authentic emails in 20 minutes or less

-> Three "no-fail" subject line formulas you can use to increase your open rates right away

Chen Lehner is a copywriter and online marketing strategist for small businesses and solopreneurs. He specializes in writing relationship-building, high-converting emails and helping businesses connect with their audience through stories, adding value, and authenticity. 

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Joy Solution for Success, with Nicola Walker
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: The Joy Solution for Success, with Nicola Walker

Would you love to feel more joy in your work day, no matter what is going on?

Discover how choosing joy helps you to free yourself from pressure, stress
and your go-to energy drains. Keep your joy alive to achieve the best kind of
success - loving all of your life.

Join us for an uplifting presentation where you will learn:

  • The secret to finding joy no matter what you’re going through
  • Three steps to free yourself of fears, stress and self judgment
  • How to unlock your key to freedom and greater flow in your day

You will walk away with clarity on how you can create a more enjoyable and
productive work day, with increased courage to choose what you want rather
than what you think you have to put up with.

BIO
Nicola Walker has been an inner freedom coach and hypnotherapist for nearly 20
years. She is the author of the upcoming book, Joy in the Middle of the Mess: An
Evolutionary Quest From Self Doubt to Success. She is also the creator of a
methodology for both intuitive decision-making and clarity with challenges.
Nicola works with entrepreneurs and leaders who want to deepen their confidence to
achieve what they want, while exploring solutions to the pressures and stresses of
success. She guides her clients to free themselves of fears and restricting patterns so
they can experience more ease and joy in their life and work.

CONTACT
Nicola@nicolawalkercoaching.com
415-342-7088
https://nicolawalkercoaching.com/

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NAWBO Connects Marin  — Build Your Business Using LinkedIn
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

NAWBO Connects Marin — Build Your Business Using LinkedIn

SPECIAL EVENT: Build Your Business Using LinkedIn through Networking, Branding and Lead Generation

A 3-hour Interactive • Hands On • Get it Done • Workshop to Power Up Your LinkedIn

Join Angela Dunz, Bay Area LinkedIn Expert and Consultant, for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn:

• How to strengthen your LinkedIn profile to attract your right clients

• Simple time saving habits and smart strategies to build yourbusiness using LinkedIn

• The best Lead generation practices

• And, so much more

BRING YOUR LAPTOP, questions, and an open mind! Coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring your own water bottles.

Advance Registration Required | Limited Seating

Angela Dunz has been a LinkedIn Consultant and Lead Generation Strategist for 5+ years. As a former Marketing Director, MBA grad and entrepreneur herself, she has a keen sense of how LinkedIn can build your business with online Networking, Branding, and Lead Generation. She has written curricula for Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers at the Renaissance Center, YWCA and Marin Professionals. She has been a teacher, mentor, coach, and curricula designer on 4 continents.

Hosted by NAWBO CONNECTS MARIN (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Feel free to invite your business partners to join you for this informative event.

Venture Pad members: $35.  General Public $45.

Any questions – please call one of the co-facilitators:

Shelley Golden | 415. 300. 5898

Kathleen Mulligan | 707.764. 6649

Carol Benson | 707. 322. 1983

For more info and for TICKETS, go directly to the Eventbrite.

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LUNCH & LEARN — Turning Good Ideas into Effective Action
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN — Turning Good Ideas into Effective Action

 Change Your Conversations: The Keys to Creating Breakthroughs in Personal
and Team Performance


In many companies, whether one person or many, important work sits undone,
critical priorities keep stalling, and emerging opportunities fall by the wayside.
Poorly crafted conversations about commitments are usually the culprits (both
inside your own head and with others). In this session you will learn the 4 keys to
generative conversations and the 5 qualities of well-made commitments that stoke
passion, turn disorganization into coordination and good ideas into effective action.
You choose the conversation you are in. You will learn how to spot and transform
habitual mindsets that keep you in limiting conversations. You’ll explore how to
shift an upcoming pivotal conversation to create more connection as you accelerate
the right actions.

There will be time for Q & A to apply this to your own challenges and opportunities.

Karen Wilhelm Buckley, Communicore, is an Executive Coach and Consultant to
leaders and their organizations. Her clients develop wise leadership – the skills,
strategies and presence to cultivate committed performance and effectively drive
extraordinary results. Karen partners with leaders’ to strengthen their contribution
from the inside out so that they lead authentically, inspire purpose-driven business
and manage teams and people for extraordinary results.

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Money Conversation Cafe — with Susan Shloss
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Money Conversation Cafe — with Susan Shloss

If money were no object, what would your life look like?
If you could talk to money, what would you say?
When you think about money, how do you feel?


Questions like these pave the way to transformation in your relationship with money, leading you to the abundant life you are meant to live.

Join Susan for this free monthly event that brings together community in a safe, confidential space to talk about the "taboo" topic of money. 

For more info or to RSVP, click here.

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LUNCH&LEARN: Double Your Monthly Revenue — Mastering the Enrollment Conversation
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Double Your Monthly Revenue — Mastering the Enrollment Conversation

Double Your Monthly Revenue By Mastering The Enrollment Conversation with Howard Sambol

What would change for you if you doubled or even tripled your monthly revenue?

The vast majority of service oriented providers do not generate the income they want because they haven’t mastered Enrollment.

Enrollment (commonly referred to as sales), is the ability to facilitate an empowering conversation that allows someone to clarify what they truly want and make a commitment to getting it by partnering with you.

Enrollment is a learnable skill but one that is often lacking for most business professionals.

Howard will share the 5 keys that will allow you to double the revenue in your business by mastering the enrollment conversation. If you have a service oriented business, this event is not to be missed!

Benefits from Attending — You will Learn How To:
• Take the guesswork out of your sales process by using a proven system
• Speak directly to your prospect’s subconscious, the part that makes the buying decision
• Elicit a commitment from your prospects while eliminating all “convincing”
• Eliminate your fears and doubts about closing the sale by shifting your mindset
• Use a leveraged business model to ensure profitability in your business

$10 at the door.

To read more or to RSVP, click here!

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Messaging to Move Your Audience — by EFC West
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Messaging to Move Your Audience — by EFC West

IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS!

Session 3: Messaging to Move Your Audience

Learn techniques to develop a strong and persuasive message, framed for your audience. Build on the storytelling techniques from Session One to create a message that will motivate your target audience.

Whether you are in nonprofit, government or business, this program will help you to improve communications and drive impact.

To purchase tickets, click here!

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LUNCH & LEARN: Career Roadmapping with Wendy Saccuzzo
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Career Roadmapping with Wendy Saccuzzo

It’s rare that we take time to think about our accomplishments and our goals for our career. By creating a roadmap for your career, you’ll be able to more easily verbalize your strengths, skills, and interests in order to find more career satisfaction during all the twists and turns life takes us through. You may be in job search mode, or at the peak of your career- both are great times to re-assess where you’re at and how you’ll get to the next step in your career.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • identifying themes in your career

  • identifying transferable skills and how they relate to what you'll do next

  • identifying your values and how they fit with your career

  • how to conduct informational interviews (aka coffee chats- much less formal and more comfortable!) so you can identify what the next step in your career looks like

After this workshop, you'll walk away with an action plan tailored to your career goals, plus strategies for how to implement it. You’ll feel proactive, more confident, and more prepared for that next career conversation or opportunity that comes your way.

$10 at the door.

About Wendy:

Wendy is a career strategist and workshop facilitator with expertise in career transition in tech. She is in private practice in San Francisco, and she has helped thousands of people navigate their job search and career transitions. In previous career roles, she’s been in tech sales and customer success, she’s worked in a recruiting capacity to help build engineering teams in early stage startup companies and managed a team of coaches and a career services program at a coding bootcamp for women. She loves helping connect people to resources to make good things happen in their careers. You can learn more about Wendy at www.aboutworkstuff.com.

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LUNCH&LEARN: Presence and Connection — The Keys to Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Presence and Connection — The Keys to Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Do you feel confident when you are called upon to speak? If you get anxious about speaking up at meetings, delivering a project report, presenting to investors, promoting your business, or delivering a presentation, then this workshop is for you.

In this experiential session you will learn a 7-Step Guide that dissolves speaking anxiety. Unlike traditional speaking trainings focused on performance techniques, the Essential Speaking approach teaches you mindfulness practices that connect you to a strong inner presence. Then, what you say will have more impact.

You will learn how:
 Presence grounds and centers you in the moment
 Connection engages you with your listeners
 Authenticity leads you to your core strengths

Doreen Hamilton Ph.D., is a Psychologist, Founder of Essential Speaking, and Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, an organization dedicated to helping people overcome public speaking fears. Her book, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice, is based on her discovery that being comfortable with who you are, your Essential Self, is the secret to relaxed and confident public speaking. In addition to private coaching sessions, Doreen now teaches Fearless Speaking workshops, leads Speaking Circles®, and trains Facilitators around the world.

Website: https://www.EssentialSpeaking.com

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VentureJam! Bluesy rock, rocky blues & BYOB Potluck!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

VentureJam! Bluesy rock, rocky blues & BYOB Potluck!

This Friday evening we'll be having a music jam at VenturePad and you are invited!

This is a BYOB Potluck, please bring an appetizer and drink to share. 

You are welcome to bring a significant other or friend. 

The music is mostly bluesy rock and rocky blues. ''You guys are surprisingly good'' is the general feedback we get.

Potluck and band set-up is from 7 to 8, music at 8 til 10-ish, but food and drink do stay out until it's time to wrap up and go home.

Happy hour will happen as usual as well, at around 5:30 if you can last that long at the end of the week.

This Friday is also the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, which happens on the 2nd Friday of every month, where you can tour many of the artist studios at ArtWorks Galleries on 1337 4th St. A few other nearby businesses participate in the ArtWalk, allowing the ''artwalkers'' into their businesses to see the art on display. VenturePad is one of these additional participating venues for the ArtWalk.

We hope to see you this Friday evening for some food and fun jams!

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CleanTech Summit at VenturePad!
Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

CleanTech Summit at VenturePad!

Enabling Technologies for Marin’s New Clean Economy

This half day gathering of leaders in business and agencies, cleantech executives, and new economy activists in Marin, seeks to:

  • Promote, inform, inspire and activate business and cleantech leaders to propel a clean economy in Marin
  • Gather clean technology’s most influential leaders  in the Bay Area – corporate executives, start-up and growth company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other players – from across all areas of resource innovation.
  • Get updates and align business activities and strategies with the County (Project Drawdown) and city climate action plans.
  • Update and engage business leaders and opinion makers on current news and look out at a short term forecast for the next 5 years in renewable energy, electrified transportation, smart buildings, micro grids and infrastructure.
  • ID and promote top opportunities for business to adopt and drive clean high ROI technologies and improve their competitive and market positions
  • Learn about and showcase local and regional innovators who can have major impacts and transform how we use energy, manage water and waste.
  • Offer a local, positive alternative to the negative divisiveness of the Trump Administration.

The Experience

Our Summit builds upon the successful model of last October’s Sustainable Enterprise Conference, where 300 business and community leaders and activists gathered for a day of learning, networking, deals, inspiration and activation.   In this CleanTech Summit, we give you a glimpse of the future, get you out of your everyday silos, provide a different perspective, connect disparate entities and individuals with each other, and help you find relevant innovations that are adjacent or altogether different industrial and technology areas.

Schedule: Friday, April 6, 2018, 8am-1pm

  • 8a-9a: Sponsor showcase exhibition, networking, continental breakfast
  • 9a-12 Keynotes, up and coming companies and tech to watch, executive panels; Interactive breakout tracks on solutions, sectors, workshops; Networking breaks
  • 12p-1p: Lunch, keynote speaker

To read more, click here!

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Launch Your Millennial Workshop!
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Launch Your Millennial Workshop!

Come to "Launch Your Millennial!" Learn how you can lead your Millennial, age 18 to 30, into job success.

Led by award-winning Employment Advisor Mary Ann Maggiore. Both Parents & Millennials welcome.

Wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served. $20 for one person, $25 for two people.

To register, click here, or contact Mary Ann at 415-577-6627 or maggiore@five4five.org

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LUNCH & LEARN: Rewiring Your Brain For Success
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Rewiring Your Brain For Success

Rewiring Your Brain for Success


This talk is an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our brains conform to the messages we give it. When we optimize those messages, our brains will literally rewire themselves again to create new, positive self-images of who we want to be. Understanding this opens doors to create more success in our health, personal relationships and in our businesses. It's not magic...it's science!

After working in hospital administration for twenty years, Steven Campbell (StevenRCampbell.com) acquired his Masters at the University of San Francisco and went on to pursue his greatest love… teaching. As both a University Professor and Educational Dean in Northern California for another 20 years, he now shares the latest research on how our brains conform to the messages we give it. Understanding this opens doors to create more success in our health, personal relationships and in our businesses.

As a member of the adjunct faculty, Steven teaches his psychology class, Your Amazing Mind: Rewiring Your Brain for Success, at Sonoma State University. Steven also writes a column for The Community Voice Magazine and is the author of Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing at Any Age.

Free for coworking members, $10 for the public. RSVP here!

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Valentine’s Wine & Appetizer Chamber Mixer at VenturePad!
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Valentine’s Wine & Appetizer Chamber Mixer at VenturePad!

Warm up at the Chamber Valentine's Mixer before your dinner date!

Complimentary admission for Chamber Members!

We will have special Valentine’s Day decorations, wine and appetizers, gift drawings for wine, gourmet food and restaurant certificates. We will also have some of our #YesWeCode graduates who are available to discuss chamber members’ needs for website and digital marketing work. These are smart, motivated young grads from underserved Marin communities who trained in the latest languages and tools for front and back end website and app development. 

We will also showcase VenturePad members who have local professional services and business products that serve SR businesses, like marketing and coaching, technical and product development, contracting and architecture. 

So come join us for a fun, productive evening that showcases local services and connections to improve your business.  And if it’s a Valentine’s Date Night for you and your honey, then join us and warm up with drinks and appetizers before your dinner date.  

RSVP HERE

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Lunch&Learn: Guerrilla Publicity — Boost Your Brand's Visibility & Your Profits
Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch&Learn: Guerrilla Publicity — Boost Your Brand's Visibility & Your Profits

If you want to be the #1 influencer in your industry, you’ve got to get bigger media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill shares simple strategies to help you go from unknown to newsworthy.

Sharing her proven secrets to understanding what the media wants, Jill provides you with short-term, doable tactics that boost visibility for you and your brand. Jill Lublin’s expertise will drive prospects to your door and profits to your pockets!

Please click here to RSVP.

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Memory Fun 101 for Marintrepreneurs
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Memory Fun 101 for Marintrepreneurs

Memory Fun 101

Memory is absolutely fundamental to learning, so improving one’s memory has a profound positive impact on one’s career and personal life.  In this fun and entertaining presentation, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos, will teach attendees the basics of memory improvement.  

Attendees will learn a number of memory boosting methods that will exercise their imagination and awaken their creativity.  Participants will be shown how to utilize both sides of their brain in order to make information stick and become unforgettable.  Attendees will participate in enjoyable exercises and will actually be able to feel their memory ability improving throughout the presentation. 

Everyone will leave this interactive session with sharper minds and a solid foundation in exercises and techniques that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 

45 minutes including Q&A. Then the regular Marintrepreneurs Peer Advisory Support group until 7:30. 

TO ATTEND, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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Brules Breakers - with Carol and Paul Benson
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Brules Breakers - with Carol and Paul Benson

The “Brules” are bullsh#t rules as coined by Vishen Lakhiani in his book, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” (2016, Rodale Wellness, Inc.).

You might think of them as the “shoulds.” any reason why you’re not achieving your goals or living the life you want. And the Brules may also be underneath the reason why 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February 1st !

Hmmm…wondering about that!??

Come playfully learn and connect with us and the tribe on Tuesday, January 23 rd , 6:00-8:00pm, as we explore any “Brule” you want to uncover. Here’s what to bring:

1. One-to- two New Year’s resolutions that you keep adding to your list every year to “rinse and repeat.”
2. Your top two items on the “What I really want in 2018” list.
3. The one thing you want differently in your life right now

$10 advance tickets ($20 at the door!) can be purchased here https://brulesbreakers.safechkout.net/

You can also RSVP here, but tickets need to be purchased.

• What to bring
1. One-to- two New Year’s resolutions that you keep adding to your list every year to “rinse and repeat.”
2. Your top two items on the “What I really want in 2018” list.
3. The one thing you want differently in your life right now

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Lunch & Learn: Communication—Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?
Jan
11
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Communication—Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?

How is your communication helping and impeding you in reaching your goals?


In this highly-interactive self-exploration dive we’ll explore the surprising ways communications play a part in our business and personal lives and how you can improve your communications to get the results you want.

Come roll up your sleeves and get ready for some fun and valuable role play and Q&A! Be prepared for anonymous, constructive feedback. You are guaranteed to walk away with new insights, tools, and perhaps some positive behavioral changes.

Presented by Leslie Sheridan

Leslie is an expert in landing complex, big-ticket ($250K+,) multi-stakeholder deals into the Fortune1500/Global 2000 market 22-year entrepreneur and consultant in marketing, sales, and human resources. With 27+ year B2B business development executive at the top of every sales team, she is a validated hunter, sales rainmaker, and marketing wizard. She is the recipient of Special Achievement Award at IBM for contribution and commitment to turning around the failed launch of a 1000-person IBM startup, and landing $14 million in one year. TheAddedEdge.com (http://www.theaddededge.com)

$10 at the door to help keep the great talks coming.Free for VenturePad coworking members.

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