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Saturday, 19 December 2009 10:51

Our December 2009 Meetup and Holiday Mixer !

To all CSE Group Members:

Well, we have reached the end of 2009, hopefully all in one piece after a somewhat "rocky" year both professionally and personally for many of us who may have experienced a slow down or drop-off in business, have a personal financial challenge facing them, or generally struggled in this economic "down-turn" we have all had to endure...  Hopefully 2010 will bring an uptick in the general mood of the country and allow us all to begin to build our businesses up again.

In our final end of year meetup this month, I would like to invite you all (as well as guests) to our December 2009 Meetup and Holiday Mixer where we can share some food and fun, and reflect back over the year's high's and low's, and starting laying plans for the new year by doing some serious "holiday networking" and meeting some new business contacts, and learning some new tips and techniques to help you business grow.

So take a look at our December 2009 Meetup Group Agenda below and be sure to log into the Meetup Site and RSVP for your attendance... http://www.meetup.com/colospgsbiz

Mike Schmidt
CSE Group Chair




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Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group December 2009 "Holiday" Mixer Agenda: (Update)

1. Group - Introductions - - 10 Minutes (Group)
-- Our Gettin' in the Mood Secion Moved to Holiday Mixer in Second Hour !

2. CSE Group Membership News and Internet Updates - Briefly (M. Schmidt - Meetup & NING)
-- Org Site, Ning Site, Meetup Happenings

3. Special Guest Business Speaker - 30 Minutes

Mr. Chuck Kocher - Firm Owner/Certified Emerald Master Coach/Certified Executive Leadership
Coach/Global Trainer

About Chuck:

Our speaker this Wednesday evening is Chuck Kocher. Chuck heads up one of the most successful ActionCOACH franchises and firms in the world, is a Certified Executive and Master Coach. Chuck's clients span the globe and he has a very active local coaching firm. His clients have achieved massive results in the areas of Time/Team/Leadership/Profits/Growth. His clients have also achieved industry, local, regional and global awards and recognition. He has hosted a weekly radio business program for the past 6 years, "Talking Business.Taking Action" with a loyal following throughout Colorado. Chuck is a student of business success in the small mid-market.

Topic Overview:

The topic for discussion this Wednesday will focus on how business owners and organizations can capitalize on the current economic conditions to be successful now and to emerge as significant winners. He will focus on how to build an extraordinary business in any economy and what the truly great businesses are doing right now as we speak to do just that. He will share insights from business thought leaders and companies who are both global leaders and local leaders.

Bio Break - 5 Minutes

4. "QuickPitch" - "Off The Floor and Off the Cuff" Entrepreneur Sales Pitch - 1 Minute Each
-- Volunteer Pitches from Members who are seeking capital, seeking help, seeking customers, etc.
-- No reservation needed. If you want to make a "QuickPitch" - Bring it On !

5. Guest Start-up Entrepreneur(s) - 5 Minute Pitch - 5 Minute Q&A
-- To Be Announced

CSE Group Business Happenings:

6. Small Business Funding Developments:
--3Ci Collaborative Community Capital Program - Mike Schmidt - 5 Minutes
----- Program Update
--Seed Capital Fund - "Velocity Innovation Partners"
----- Program Update

7. InSide/OutSide Your Business - 5 Minutes
-- Tips and Techniques
-- Mike's Stack-O-Stuff

Formal Meeting Ends (7:30PM) - Holiday Mixer Begins !
-- Food and Refreshments, Socializing
-- Open Discussions/Small Group Meetings/Holiday Mixer
-- Food Sponsor - Ensemble Ventures, LLC and Others

-- Final Wrap at 9PM !
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