Business Networking Group Meeting Schedule

Every Thursday B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Every Saturday B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Every First Friday B.I.N.G. First Friday

November 2017

Saturday November 25, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
It’s a half-day miniature business incubator experience designed just for you. Learn ways to Get going. Get growing. Get YOUR most pressing questions answered. Get a taste for what it’s like to mastermind with like-minded small business owners!
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Thursday November 23, 2017 NO MEETING – Holiday

Saturday November 18, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Roll your sleeves up and move your business forward at this workshop/presentation/group discussion format entrepreneurial half-day adventure. Special Take Action on What You Learn module added!
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Thursday November 16, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Speaker/Topic: Jade Handy | How to Stand Out From the Crowd: Strategies to Differentiate Yourself in a Sea of Competition


You can SPEAK AT B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn – SIGN UP TO BE THE SPEAKER HERE…
If you have attended and other attendees are familiar with you – click here
If you have never attended as a guest and wish to present – click here
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Saturday November 11, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

Thursday November 9, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Speaker/Topic: Jade Handy | How to Write a Reluctant Hero Story – Yours!
(This will be a messy informal unprofessional unscripted half-baked presentation/discussion to help me refine a forthcoming internet marketing lead magnet while helping you transform your self-image AND your ‘About’ story.)
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Saturday November 4, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

BRAND NEW … B.I.N.G. First Friday
Friday November 3, 2017 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Do you ever want to just get together and connect with people on a regular basis? Maybe just get your name out there? Me too. Let’s do it.
Location: TBD – check back here
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Thursday November 2, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Speaker/Topic: Jade Handy | 10+ Ways to Increase Your Sales
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October 2017 (Public is welcome at all events unless otherwise specified)

Saturday October 28, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
It’s a half-day miniature business incubator experience designed just for you. Learn ways to Get going. Get growing. Get YOUR most pressing questions answered. Get a taste for what it’s like to mastermind with like-minded small business owners!
RSVP here

Thursday October 26, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Speaker/Topic: Bret Sikkink | What You Can Learn About Speaking from a Teacher

Saturday October 21, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Roll your sleeves up and move your business forward at this workshop/presentation/group discussion format entrepreneurial half-day adventure. Special Take Action on What You Learn module added!
RSVP here

Thursday October 19, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Speaker/Topic: Common Everyday Sales Objections – Expanding Your Rebuttal Repertoire Part 2
You can SPEAK AT B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn – SIGN UP TO BE THE SPEAKER HERE…
If you have attended and other attendees are familiar with you – click here
If you have never attended as a guest and wish to present – click here
RSVP here

Saturday October 14, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Take the next step in your entrepreneurial adventure. Attendees will share their experience in starting and growing their businesses. I’ll mix in educational presentations on highly relevant business topics that come up throughout the morning. Not theory–learn from other people’s mistakes and successes. Fireside chat format. Formulated over 3 years to accommodate Saturday morning dynamics. Whether you’re starting a business or starting to think about starting a business, this event is for YOU. Facilitated by me (Jade Handy). I have helped 100s of entrepreneurs over the last 3 years learn what they need to learn and do what they need to do. Join us this Saturday. (It’s a Saturday morning and it’s casual–come as you are and for as long as you can)
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Thursday October 12, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Speaker: Jade Handy | Common Everyday Sales Objections – Uncommon Rebuttals
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Saturday October 7, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

Thursday October 5, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
**J. Thompson Books** (inside Inspired Grounds Coffee) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (just 2 blocks south of incubator)
Topic: Speed Networking | Connect with 10-15 people over the lunch-hour.
Read more: Speed networking event went swell
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September 2017

Saturday September 30, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

Thursday September 28, 2017 Noon – 1 pm B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
-DOUBLE HEADER-
Speaker/topic #1: Lonnie Davison & MacKenzie Dreeszen | Options.  Don’t let the media scare you regarding healthcare.
Speaker/topic #2: Jade Handy | Open discussion on Sales Questions Answered
If you have attended and other attendees are familiar with you – click here
If you have never attended as a guest and wish to present – click here
**@ Valley Junction Foundation • 137 5th Street West Des Moines Iowa 50265**
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Saturday September 23, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

Thursday September 21, 2017 Noon – 1 pm B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Sally Cooper Smith with Cooper Smith & Company presents 7 Business Lessons I Learned from a Bull Rider: Sit back and enjoy a fun story about Sally’s chance meeting with a young bull rider and the lessons she learned from him. The session provides a light-hearted look at seven universal truths of business and the opportunities they present for success.
**@ Valley Junction Foundation • 137 5th Street West Des Moines Iowa 50265**
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Saturday September 16, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

Thursday September 14, 2017 Noon – 1 pm B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Teacher Bret Sikkink presenting Dunbar’s Number: The concept comes from anthropological research by Robin Dunbar which suggests that humans have sort of local maxima with regard to the number of people they can maintain certain types of relationships with. Learn how it applies to fields like the military and Facebook and discuss together how it might apply to small business. For example, if you are in an organization of 30 people, certain norms and ways of dealing with each other will emerge. What happens when you take those norms and interact with a supplier who has 3 employees, or a customer with 1000 workers? A critical examination of business relationships will emerge.
**@ Valley Junction Foundation • 137 5th Street West Des Moines Iowa 50265**
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Saturday September 9, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda for Smokey Row
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

Thursday September 7, 2017 Noon – 1 pm B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Jade Handy | Testimonials Structure & Strategy: Share and Repurpose a Customer Success Story in a Quick & Easy Structure
@ Pizza Ranch 4954 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
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Saturday September 2, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity  Saturday
**@ Smokey Row Coffee • 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50314**
Agenda: Enhanced Agenda for Smokey Row
Coffee & Small Talk
Startup Progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup Assessment for new attendees
Shop Talk & Workshop on Business Models, Lean Startup, partnerships and ANY topic customized to YOUR next steps.
Personal development strategies to Get Your Head in the Game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to TAKE ACTION on what you’ve just learned!
RSVP here

August 2017

Thursday August 31, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch Truck ‘n’ Learn (yes–lunch truck!)
-DOUBLE HEADER-
Speaker/topic #1: Aaron Graff, Air & Water Treatment Expert with Culligan, presenting on BetterAir and water products
Speaker/topic #2: Aaron Graff presenting Social Media Marketing: A behind the scenes look at how Aaron applies his college education in journalism to promote BetterAir and water products on social media platforms
**@ Valley Junction Foundation • 137 5th Street West Des Moines Iowa 50265**

Saturday August 26, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday August 24, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch Truck ‘n’ Learn (yes–lunch truck!)
Speaker/topic: Kaylee Williams with Volunteer Local presenting Selling from a Booth – Conferences, Tradeshows other Vendor Event Opportunities
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday August 19, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday August 17, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch Truck ‘n’ Learn (yes–lunch truck!)
Speaker/topic: King Smith with 5 Dimensional Leadership
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday August 12, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday August 10, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch Truck ‘n’ Learn (yes–lunch truck!)
Speaker/topic: Carl Dietz with Dietz Law PLLC presenting Your Estate Plan – control your loved ones from beyond the grave!
My estate planning presentation will be in an information overview style, covering wills, testamentary and living trusts, healthcare and general powers of attorney, a little advanced estate planning, and business succession planning! It’s going to be so exciting!
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday August 5, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday August 3, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch Truck ‘n’ Learn (yes–lunch truck!)
Speaker/topic: Jade Handy | TBD
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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July 2017

Saturday July 29, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday July 27, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn **FREE PIZZA**
Speaker/topic: Lonnie Davison presenting on communication/gathering information.
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday July 22, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday July 20, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn **FREE PIZZA**
Speaker/topic: King Smith with 5 Dimensional Leadership presenting More Productive Use of Time
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday July 15, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Focus Topics:
Meeting your customers where they are.
Channels – Delivery: Go to you customers, build a storefront, or somewhere in between.
Channels – Psychology: Examples of how to utilize social proof/credibility to improve awareness, evaluation and purchase metrics.
The perils of brainstorming vs. getting your ideas from your potential customers.
Controlling the Pipe: How to create a target market by building a separate company with a shared customer segment or growing a social media group (outside of Facebook and LinkedIn) filled with your customer segment, so that you now know where to find your prospects – in your own backyard!
Pricing Strategies: When to lower your price and when to add value instead.
Leaky sales funnels
Is the market size big enough? The pool of prospects most likely to buy is not “everyone could use this,” and it’s not everyone who already buys from your competitor either.

Thursday July 13, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn FREE PIZZA today
-DOUBLE HEADER-
Speaker/topic #1: Jade Handy presents Networking 1 on 1: Tips and a couple tools to get the most out of 1 on 1 business referral meetings.
Speaker/topic #2: Wayne Jones presents Water for Wellness: How drinking better water can lead to better health.

Saturday July 8, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Communication – Body language: How to read body language, hand shakes, etc.
Customer Segments – Troubleshooting: Why your customer isn’t always who you think it will be and a strategy for discovery.
Customer Discovery – How To: Finding and qualifying people for problem and solution interviews.
Sales – Personal Selling: Advice for small business startup owners.

Thursday July 6, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: How Google Decides – Their Algorithm: What we know, what we don’t know and how to rank high in spite of that  by being relevant.

Saturday July 1, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topics discussed:
Evaluating marketing opportunities according to your business goals.
Landing page review. Landing page best practices.
Why more business owners don’t stay on top of their finances and how to inch into the habit by knowing where to start and what’s most important if you have limited time.
Debt collection mindset. How to change your thinking about collecting on past due accounts.

June 2017

Saturday

Thursday June 29, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Scott Berry and Kris Barrientos present “Vacation Sooner” DreamTrips Presentation & Discussion: The dynamic vacation and travel club that lets folks Vacation Sooner and typically get Five Star vacations a bargain pricing.

Saturday June 24, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topics discussed:
How to change your beliefs quickly and systematically using 14 related simple reframing tricks.
How to leverage group discussions to change limiting beliefs.

Thursday June 22, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Bruce Schmiedlin with Bruce Tax & CPA presenting Business Continuity Planning: Staying in business when bad things happen.

Saturday June 17, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topics discussed:
Lean Startup Step 0 – How to inch yourself into customer discovery step by step.
How to Crystallize Your Vision – What to do when you know what you want but not how to get there.
Communication – Basic and Advanced: Getting people to talk and communicating with intent.
Implementing aspects of Value Proposition Design

Thursday June 15, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Jade Handy | Open discussion regarding the pros and cons of choosing a niche.

Saturday June 10, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topics:
Dealing with DIY Customers
Business Plan / Business Model Canvas Comparison
When You Are Not Your Customer
Long-Term Time Perspective
Stress’ Effect On Decision-Making
Zeroing In On Your Customer Segment: Who is my customer? Where are they? How do I get in front of them. Then what?

Thursday June 8, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Nancy Emmert with presenting From Helpless and Hopeless to Healthy and Happy: Finding the pieces to the puzzle of health

Saturday June 3, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
SEO – Search Engine Optimization
Pre-framing, framing and reframing for sales and marketing
FAB – Features, Advantages and Benefits and Channels (Business Model Canvas’ segment)
Psychology Match-Up: Simon Sinek vs. Mike Rowe

Thursday June 1, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Chip Nelson with Let’s Package presenting The Extra Degree

 

May 2017

Saturday

Saturday May 27, 2017 – NO MEETING – Memorial weekend! (see you JUNE 3RD)

Thursday May 25, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/topic: Mark Smith presenting Position Marketing: Why Cold Calling Hurts Your Business

Saturday May 20, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Essential Elements of a Sales Presentation
Objections: Inoculation vs. Rebuttals

Thursday May 18, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Insurance for Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs have unique insurance needs. Professional liability insurance, business interruption insurance, business property insurance etc

Saturday May 13, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Books referenced: Launch by Jeff Walker; Customer Development by Lean Series author Cindy Alvarez; Lean Startup by Eric Ries; Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development; The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development by Patrick Vlaskovits: Running Lean by Ash Maurya; Talking to Humans by Frank Rimalovski and Giff Constable; Startup Owners Manual by Steve Blank; Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson

Thursday May 11, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Standing room only Speed Networking. Experience/practice professional business networking skills in this slightly staged structure that will provide a safe environment to build your “Hello, My Name Is…” muscle.

Saturday May 6, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
MVPs; FABs; BMCs; Partnerships

Thursday May 4, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/Topic: Steve Schappaugh of National Speech & Debate Association presenting How to structure argumentation and the concept of a 7 minute moment in presentations

 

April 2017

Saturday

Saturday April 29, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 27, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jade Handy | Writing Your Own Advertorial

Saturday April 22, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 20, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: King Smith with 5D Leadership presenting The Importance of Intentional Leadership

Saturday April 15, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 13, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker: Kari Lilly of SmileLABS of Ankeny presenting Above or Below The Line?: It’s Your Life!  Are YOU living above or below the line?  Interactive discussion on the choices you are making for yourself, your relationships and your business.

Saturday April 8, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 6, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jade Handy | Crafting Your Positioning Statement – A Quick Description of What You Do, Who You Do It For, and How You’re Different.

March 2017

Saturday

Thursday March 30, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker: Terri Meier, Peep Notes founder presenting… Passion to Profession
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Saturday March 25, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday March 23, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Speaker/Topic: Jade Handy presenting How to Create a Sales Funnel
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Saturday March 18, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday March 16, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Lonnie Davison | Spin Selling Book Review
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday March 11, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday March 9, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Mike Larkin with American Solutions for Business presents… The Future of Finding Prospects is Here.
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday March 4, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday March 2, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic/Speaker: Jessica Ireland
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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February 2017

Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday February 23, 2017 B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Michele Arnoldy, a Founding Member of the John C. Maxwell Team to present…
The Art of Listening: Communication is the success or failure of all personal or professional relationships. Michele will present the indispensable ability to improve the skill of listening. As a rule, we are not good listeners and in a short time, she will raise our understanding of what true listening is and how to use it effectively to improve all relationships. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn a skill that will change your life.
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Saturday February 18, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday February 16, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Debbie Marshall, Thrive Consulting presenting Public Speaking: Friend or Foe
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday February 11, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday February 9, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday February 4, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday February 2, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Secretary of State Paul Pate | How our Secretary of State’s office serves small businesses in Iowa followed by a Q & A session.
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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January 2017

Saturday January 28, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Thursday January 26, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Open discussion about tips, tools and resources used in order to plan for 2017.
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Saturday January 21, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 19, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Stacie LoVan, Project Director Of Economic Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, to present programs available to help businesses grow in Iowa.

Saturday January 14, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 12, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Meghan Knutson | What is chiropractic? Learn how incredibly powerful your nervous system really is and how our day to day stresses play a role in its function.

Saturday January 7, 2017 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 5, 2017 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Area515 aka Des Moines Maker Space | Ever needed to learn how to use a new tool, prototype a new product inexpensively, or get ideas on a hobby project? Area515 is your go to maker space! We have the tools, training, and community to ensure you can complete your project!

December 2016

Saturday December 31, 2016 NO MEETING – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday December 29, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Celebrate 2016 Wins

Saturday December 24, 2016 NO MEETING – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday December 22, 2016 NO MEETING – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday December 17, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

UGLY SWEATER HOLIDAY SHINDIG
December 15 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday December 15, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: B.I.N.G. Sales Tool Box | The Golden Circle of Feature Advantage Benefit

Saturday December 10, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday December 8, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jade Handy | Preparing a Powerful Purpose for 2017

Saturday December 3, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday December 1, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jade Handy | Developing a Positioning Statement

November 2016

Saturday November 26, 2016 NO MEETING – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday November 24, 2016 NO MEETING – Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday November 19, 2016 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
RSVP here

Thursday November 17, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Wayne Jones | Water for Wellness
@ 318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
RSVP here

Saturday November 12, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 10, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Mandy Houk of Marketing Kinetics | Identifying your target market segments, what they want, and how to speak to them effectively

Saturday November 5, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 3, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jayne Armstrong, District Director with the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover SBA’s programs and services focusing on capital, counseling and contracting programs and talk about priorities for Iowa. We’ll also have a discussion on what we need for our businesses so the SBA/SBDC can better align resources to small business needs.

 

October 2016

Saturday October 29, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 27, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Debbie Marshall with Thrive Consulting | Who Has the Time??
Time Management will change your life. We’ll discuss time management tips, priorities, MITs (Most Important Tasks), and how to make the most of the time you have.

Saturday October 22, 2016 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 20, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: B.I.N.G. Sales Tool Box | Secret Selling Assessment

Saturday October 15, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 13, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Are You Employing These 12 Critical Networking Skills?

Saturday October 8, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 6, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Customer Success Stories & A Moment of Motivation

Saturday October 1, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

 

September 2016

Thursday September 29, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking: Meet 10+ professionals over the lunch hour!

Saturday September 24, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday September 22, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Who’s Who in the Room: Extended Introductions

Saturday September 17, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday September 15, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: B.I.N.G. Sales Toolbox Series | The Relationship Between Two Things

Saturday September 10, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday September 8, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: B.I.N.G. Sales Toolbox Series | Objections that Put You Off

Saturday September 3, 2016 NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday September 1, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share-a-thon | Book List: Share and share alike. Share your favorite non-fiction books that benefit business professionals.
Read more: B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn September 1, 2016

 

August 2016

Saturday August 27, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday August 25, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: An open discussion about Your First Five Clients

Saturday August 20, 2016 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday August 18, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share-a-thon | Share and share alike. Share your story, share a resource, share a tip, trick, apps, tools, expertise, share a testimonial, share a lead, etc.

Saturday August 13, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday August 11 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Revenue Streams—An open discussion about how revenue streams result from value propositions successfully offered to customers.

Saturday August 6, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday August 4, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic/Speaker: Drawing for Business/Sales

 

July 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking

Thursday July 21, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | An open discussion about how Customer Relationships are established and maintained with each Customer Segment.

Thursday July 14, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Generation | Channels – An open discussion about how value propositions are delivered to customers through communication, distribution, and sales Channels.

Saturday July 9, 2016  NO MEETING

Thursday July 7, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Debbie Marshall | Thrive Consulting

Saturday July 2, 2016  NO MEETING – Holiday

 

June 2016

Thursday June 30, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Debbie Marshall | Thrive Consulting

Saturday June 25, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday June 23, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Value Proposition—An open discussion about how a business seeks to solve customer problems and satisfy customer needs with value propositions.

Saturday June 18, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday June 16, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Generation | Customer Segments—An open discussion about how an organization serves one or several Customer Segments.

Saturday June 11, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Shop Talk | Casual conversation in the lounge.

Thursday June 9, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Lonnie Davison with Health Markets

Saturday June 4, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
***MEETING SUSPENDED DUE TO MOVE-IN TRANSITION***

Thursday June 2, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
***MEETING SUSPENDED DUE TO MOVE-IN TRANSITION***

 

May 2016

Saturday May 28, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
***MEETING SUSPENDED DUE TO MOVE-IN TRANSITION***

Thursday May 26, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Saturday May 21, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday May 19, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Wayne Jones, Water for Wellness

Saturday May 14, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday May 12, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Mike Martin, Five Rings Financial

Saturday May 7, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday May 5, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share-A-thon | Share and share alike – An open discussion about how you do what you do so well!

 

April 2016

Saturday April 30, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 28, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Mark Brown, Black IOPS | How to Protect Your Data

Saturday April 23, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday  April 21, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Scott Etzel | Traveling better, more often and less expensively!

Saturday  April 16, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic: Build a Website Before Noon

Thursday April 14, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking

Saturday April 9, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday April 7, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Debbie Marshall | Removing Obstacles to Success.  How business owners and business professionals can get out of their own way.

Saturday April 2, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic/Speaker: Jack Bergstrom

 

March 2016

Thursday March 31, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Aisha Syed | Legal Shield

Saturday March 26, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday March 24, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: 100% Business by Referral Extraordinaire Jack Bergstrom

Saturday March 19, 2016 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic: Build a Website Before Noon

Thursday March 17, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Aisha Syed | Iowa Realty on Real Estate

Saturday March 12, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday March 10, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Attorney Carl Dietz, Dietz Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa | Business Legal PPT Part 3.

Saturday March 5, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday March 3, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Attorney Carl Dietz, Dietz Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa | Business Legal PPT Part 2.

 

February 2016

Saturday February 27, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday February 25, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Attorney Carl Dietz, Dietz Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa | Business Legal Audit Checklist

Saturday February 20, 2016 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday February 18, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: 100% Business by Referral Extraordinaire Jack Bergstrom

Saturday February 13, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday February 11, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Googling Google Better to Find Free Stuff!

Saturday February 6, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic/Speaker: Jack Bergstrom

Thursday February 4 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic/Speaker: 100% Business by Referral Extraordinaire Jack Bergstrom

 

January 2016

Saturday January 30, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic: Bill Pim of ProCounting Solutions presenting on business plans. Finally create your own one page business plan, with help, and walk out with it!

Thursday January 28, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jade Handy presenting on Customer Development

Saturday January 23, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday  January 21, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jack Bergstrom – Master of Business by Referral | Creating/Using a Sharing Biography

Saturday  January 16, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic: Digital Sales and Marketing

Thursday January 14, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jack Bergstrom – Master of Business by Referral | Creating/Using a Sharing Biography

Saturday January 9, 2016 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday January 7, 2016 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jade Handy – Open discussion on goal-setting tools, techniques and resources

Saturday January 2, 2016  NO MEETING – Holiday

 

December 2015

Thursday December 31, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Saturday December 26, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday December 24, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Saturday December 19, 2015 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday December 17, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Venture School Info Session – Wade Steenhoek from University of Iowa’s John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Saturday December 12, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Venture School Info Session – Wade Steenhoek from University of Iowa’s John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Thursday December 10, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Saturday December 5, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday December 3, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: CREATING YOUR POSITIONING STATEMENT | The positioning statement is an internal document designed to align all marketing messages and employees’ talking points.

 

November 2015

Saturday November 28, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday November 26, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Saturday November 21, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 19, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: TBD

Saturday November 14, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday November 12, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: B.I.N.G. NETWORK HOW Series | Social Proof

Saturday November 7, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 5, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking | Get to know new people over lunch. How cool is that!

 

October 2015

Saturday October 31, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 29, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business networking tips that work. | Open Discussion

Saturday October 24, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 22, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Debbie Marshall | Finding Talent – Managing Talent

Saturday October 17, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 15, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Book review | Recommend a business book you’ve read.

Saturday October 10, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday October 8, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Dutch Geisinger from SafeGuard Iowa will present on business survival through a natural disaster.

Saturday October 3, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 1, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Key Resources—An open discussion about how key resources are the assets required to offer and deliver other elements of the canvas.

 

September 2015

Saturday September 26, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic: Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds | Dynamic “sweat” equity splits for startups (disclaimer: this is an informal discussion and is definitely not legal, tax, accounting, investment nor financial advice.)

Thursday September 24, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Revenue Streams—An open discussion about how revenue streams result from value propositions successfully offered to customers.

Saturday September 19, 2015 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday September 17, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking | Get to know new people over lunch. How cool is that!

Saturday September 12, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday September 10, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Customer Development tips

Saturday September 5, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday September 3, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Mandy Houk | Big Fat Hairy Audacious Goals!

 

August 2015

Saturday August 29, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday August 27, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking | Get to know 10-20 people over lunch. How cool is that!

Saturday August 22, 2015 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday August 20, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Customer success stories. Toot your own horn. How has your product/service impacted the lives of your customers?

Saturday August  15, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday August  13, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | An open discussion about how Customer Relationships are established and maintained with each Customer Segment.

Saturday August 8, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday August 6, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Channels—An open discussion about how value propositions are delivered to customers through communication, distribution, and sales Channels.

Saturday August 1, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

 

July 2015

Thursday July 30, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking | Get to know 10-20 people over lunch. How cool is that!

Saturday July 25, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday July 23, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Value Proposition—An open discussion about how a business seeks to solve customer problems and satisfy customer needs with value propositions.

Saturday July 18, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday July 16, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Topic: Business Model Canvas | Customer Segments—An open discussion about how an organization serves one or several Customer Segments.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday July 9, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Laura Kinnard | Content planning/mapping for blogging, social media etc

Saturday July 4, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday July 2, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Building a Buyer Persona (for your Customer Segment)
Relates to: Sales/Marketing and Business Model Canvas’ Customer Segment.

 

June 2015

Saturday June 27, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Cashflow 202 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. 202 is a modification of 101 that adds market volatility and technical investing!

Thursday June 25, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Wayne Jones | Water for Wellness: The importance of hydration. Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about water – BANG – you learn something new!

Saturday June 20, 2015 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday June 18, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Cost Structure—An open discussion about how the business model elements result in a cost structure.

Saturday June 13, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday June 11, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Key Activities—An open discussion about performing a number of Key Activities to support the rest of the canvas.

Saturday June 6, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday June 4 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Introductions format: Speed Networking
Topic/Speaker: Marketing Strategist, Mandy Houk | How to know when a marketing or advertising opportunity is a good fit for your business. Come with your marketing questions ready!

 

May 2015

Saturday May 30, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday May 28, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Bill Pim from ProCounting Solutions | Got Cash? The Cash Conversion Cycle or–“I got profit but where’s my cash?”

Saturday May 23, 2015 B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
NO MEETING – Holiday weekend

Thursday May 21, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Key Resources—An open discussion about how key resources are the assets required to offer and deliver other elements of the canvas.

Saturday May 16, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday May 14, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds | Dynamic “sweat” equity splits for partnerships (disclaimer: this is an informal discussion and is definitely not legal, tax, accounting, investment nor financial advice.)

Saturday May 9, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday May 7, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: State of Mind Coaching & Training presents: Selling Language | paraphrasing vs. parrot-phrasing

 

April 2015

Thursday April 30, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share-A-thon | Share and share alike – An open discussion about how you do what you do so well!

Saturday April 25, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 23, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: (**cont’d**) CREATING YOUR POSITIONING STATEMENT | The positioning statement is an internal document designed to align all marketing messages and employees’ talking points.

Saturday April 18, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday April 16, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: CREATING YOUR POSITIONING STATEMENT | The positioning statement is an internal document designed to align all marketing messages and employees’ talking points.

Saturday April 11, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
“Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday April 9, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share-A-thon | Share and share alike – An open discussion about how you do what you do so well!

Saturday April 4, 2015  NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday April 2, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas

 

March 2015

Saturday March 28, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday March 26, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Network Your Way to Sales Series | How to conduct a one on one interview with a potential networking partner.

Saturday March 21, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday March 19, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking

Saturday March 14, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday March 12, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Network Your Way to Sales Series | Showing your softer side.

Saturday March 7, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday March 5, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: An open discussion about how Network Your Way to Sales.

 

February 2015

Saturday February 28, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday February 26, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Customer Relationships–An open discussion about how customer relationships are established and maintained with each Customer Segment.

Saturday February 21, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Topic: Business Model Canvas and sales role-playing.

Thursday February 19, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Mandy Kolesic Houk | Marketing Kinetics will be leading a discussion around marketing for small businesses.
Watch more: See Us in this DMACC Innovators episode

Saturday February 14, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday February 12, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Ini Augustine | SocialWise Media Group presenting a toolbox full of marketing resources you can use to achieve your sales goals.

Saturday February 7, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday February 5, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Speed Networking | Bring plenty of cards for this event.
Read more: Speed networking event went swell

January 2015

Saturday January 31, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 29, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Channels—An open discussion about how value propositions are delivered to customers through communication, distribution, and sales Channels.

Saturday January 24, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 22, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Value Proposition—An open discussion about how a business seeks to solve customer problems and satisfy customer needs with value propositions.

Saturday January 17, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 15, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Jodi Essex | Iowa State University’s CIRAS Unit helps small businesses do business with all levels of government. Come learn how yours might as well.

Saturday January 10, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 8, 2015 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Become A Google Ninja – Learn the best-kept insider secrets to finding anything on Google, anything on anyone on Google, and tons of FREE stuff on Google.
Read more: Become A Google Ninja

Saturday January 3, 2015 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday January 1, 2015 Noon NO MEETING – Holiday

 

December 2014

Saturday December 27, 2014 8 am – 12 pm NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday December 25, 2014 Noon NO MEETING – Holiday

Saturday December 20, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

LearningRX logoThursday December 18, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Presentation by and about Learning RX | Nancy Pim will explain cognitive development (brain training,) who can benefit, and maybe even do a demonstration (it might be worth being there just to see who she thinks could benefit the most!)

Saturday December 13, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Late morning (after the usual agenda) we’ll host our first “Cashflow Circle” using a Cashflow 101 Board Game created by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Gamify your money mindset!

Thursday December 11, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Customer Segments—An open discussion about how an organization serves one or several Customer Segments. Reference Business Model Generation

Saturday December 6, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday December 4, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share something from which others could benefit. Resources, apps, tools, expertise, etc.

 

November 2014

Saturday November 29, 2014 8 am – 12 pm NO MEETING – Holiday

Thursday November 27, 2014 NO MEETING – Holiday

Saturday November 22, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 20, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Wayne Jones will speak about the importance of hydration. Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about water – BANG – you’ll learn something new.

Saturday November 15, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 13, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Share something from which others could benefit. Resources, apps, tools, expertise, etc.

Saturday November 8, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday November 6, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Apps That Rock | Informal group discussion sharing what Apple/Android Apps are essential and/or helpful in your day-to-day operations.
Read more: Metro Business Friends Social November 6, 2014

Saturday November 1, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

 

October 2014

Thursday October 30, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Dynamic “Sweat” Equity Splits  |  How to legally get people to work for you even with the possibility of never getting paid! (disclaimer: this is an informal discussion and is definitely not legal, tax, accounting, investment nor financial advice.)

Saturday October 25, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 23, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: David Hance, retired attorney from Altoona Iowa, shared examples of integrity in action and how that lead to many valuable referrals.

Saturday October 18, 2014 8 am – 12 pm B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

Thursday October 16, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Customer success stories. Toot your own horn. How has your product/service impacted the lives of your customers?

Thursday October 9, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: CREATING YOUR POSITIONING STATEMENT | The positioning statement is an internal document designed to align all marketing messages and employees’ talking points.

Thursday October 2, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Personal Business Model Canvas

 

September 2014

Thursday September 25, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: How to Use LinkedIn to Get Business
Read more: Business Networking Group Meeting September 25 2014

Thursday September 18, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: We’ll all share our real-life stories about how businesses are actually started.

Thursday September 11, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: David Vance, retired attorney to speak on Creating a 30 Second Elevator Speech.

Thursday September 4, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Cost Structure—An open discussion about how the business model elements result in a cost structure.

 

August 2014

Thursday August 28, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Key Activities—An open discussion about performing a number of Key Activities to support all of the above.

Thursday August 21, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Key Resources—An open discussion about how key resources are the assets required to offer and deliver the previously described elements…

Thursday August 14, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Revenue Streams—An open discussion about how revenue streams result from value propositions successfully offered to customers.

Thursday August 7, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Customer Relationships—An open discussion about how customer relationships are established and maintained with each Customer Segment.

 

July 2014

Thursday July 31, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Channels—An open discussion about how value propositions are delivered to customers through communication, distribution, and sales Channels.
Read more: Business Networking event in Des Moines Iowa Thursday July 31st 2014

Thursday July 24, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Value Proposition—An open discussion about how a business seeks to solve customer problems and satisfy customer needs with value propositions.

Thursday July 17, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Customer Segments—An open discussion about how an organization serves one or several Customer Segments.

Thursday July 10, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
Topic: Business Model Canvas | Overview

Thursday July 4, 2014  NO MEETING – Holiday

 

June 2014

Thursday June 26, 2014 Noon B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn (INVITE ONLY)