upcoming events

the zen bungalow is pleased to be bringing back our lunchtime office hours series this month. designed to provide the small business owner & entrepreneur with an affordable, practical & creative way to address some of their most critical business challenges, they've proven to be a popular series with our members and the local business community.

on friday we'll be hosting the "startups & solopreneurs" meetup group.  this group has functioned as a peer-to-peer business owner support group, and we'll engage in some casual networking plus set a course for the remainder of the year.

a Cereus Women workshop at the zen bungalowin february we're partnering with kim reddington and the online marketing & social media networking meetup group to bring you "the power of email marketing (and leveraging social media)."

e-mail is the most cost-effective, targeted, track-able, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. february's session will teach business owners how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue and participation (or engagement instead of participation).

erin has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience at organizations both small and large, including emc corp. & staples, inc. where she managed email marketing for the business delivery division. She is the owner of Streamline Marketing, which helps small businesses use email and social media marketing to attract and keep customers. erin holds a BA from syracuse university and an MBA from boston college.

we hope you can join us for either or both of these events!

march lunchtime office hours

listen to our main street mentoron friday, march 18, ira rashap of the murphy business & financial group led a group of about 10 business owners on a general discussion of what's involved in the valuation and sale of a business.

ira is a graduate of babson college (both undergrad and MBA), a former staff auditor with coopers & lybrand, a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold a number of his own businesses, and a former national franchise director for 3 national companies.  For the past 18 years small to mid-size business brokerage has been his main gig.

we didn't preserve photographic evidence of this month's lunchtime office hours this time around.  we do, however, have a different treat -- a not so secret recording of the "crime" as it occurred.  thanks to attorney john koenig of indigo venture law offices (our november lunchtime mentor) for making this happen.

check out our podcasts & listen to our lunchtime discussion (sorry -- this is only in windows media file format right now)