BSC's Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM

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This week’s Share the Wisdom focus is about how to plan your food related business including catering, CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods), bars, bakeries, and restaurants. Our expert is Patricia Bauer-Slate who has an extensive history in over 50 different food industry businesses. What does she see in her crystal ball? Find out at the next Forum.

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 17 at noon CDT to also talk about...
  • The Right Stuff — tell your story and show and tell. Your chance to blow your own horn about your successes and let us see your work!
    Q for this week:  How are you courageous and why this matters? This is the sixth trait of most successful business owners. (From Business Owner Bingo™ by Jan Triplett)
  • Ideas from our regular experts (tech, legal, management, sales and marketing, HR and money)
  • Resource-full — ideas, warnings and opportunities for reinventing your business
  • Next week's reinventing your business question
  • Your comments, ideas and questions throughout the Forum
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What we learned from each other and about each other last week in just 60 minutes:
  • Forum attendees stories made us laugh and nod knowingly as they discussed the role of humor in reinventing their business. 
  • Show and Tell: Report on online MBA programs at Texas State University and Mary Baldwin University plus information on National Small Business Week, Sept 22-24.
  • What’s happening in business across the country from all our Business Buddies who attended.
  • Our IT tip from Shane Anciso, Secret Simple Computer Repair, was to make sure we were getting rid of  the "bad" on our computers and iphones and getting the "good" stuff loaded.
  • Share the Wisdom: How the fashion industry is going digital and the opportunities for related businesses. An eye opener with lots of good stats from Sam Alexander, Concept2Consumption Technology, LLC.  And, thanks Sam for bringing banker Martin Morales from BBVA to the Forum. He was very helpful in telling us what the bank was looking for these days when deciding whether to underwrite a loan. 
  • Pygmalion and Golem effects of self-fulfilling prophesy by Dave Nave, Dave Nave and Associates (Seattle area). We even discussed how owners might use this to build their self confidence or unfortunately, apply it negatively to themselves. It is something we all agreed we had to use carefully when applied to everyone — including ourselves. It's easy to be negative.
  • Joe Sprangel, Emmanuel Strategic Sustainability (Virginia) on financial metrics. Forum attendees added value in how these ideas applied to their business and their customers. You also might like to read his post on this subject. 
  • The Last Word — resource recommendations and ideas from Jan Triplett, BSC (Austin and the world):  
    • EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) Q & A story
    • Proposed rule change to define critical habitat designations. 
Hear or read what happened for yourself using the link to the meeting recording and transcript: or
Upcoming Special Guests:
  • Sept. 17: Patricia Bauer-Slate, Patricia’s Lunchbox, case study about the food business in the new world
  • Sept. 24: Author and speaker Maura Nevel Thomas on attention management
  • Different day first week of Oct. only: Fri. Oct. 2: Ruth Glendinning, Thriving Community Solutions on the “SLOW Tech® Incubator” (Sustainable Local Organic Work + Technology) concept


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