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Warning End of Year Dates in Calendar May Be Closer Than They Appear

A roundup of events in the last two months of 2015 for Bootstrappers

Providing Fixed Price Consulting Thu-Nov-12 6pm Sunnyvale A briefing by Carl Angotti–a frequent Bootstrapper Breakfast attendee–on how to offer fixed price services, a strategy often used by bootstrappers to bridge from pure consulting to offering a product.

Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Nov-17 7:30am at Cocos: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Bring Your Money Saving Tips” We will have a roundtable discussion about money saving tips and tips for tracking business expenses. Tri Hoang, a business owner for over ten years, is our featured guest attendee. She does accounting for her clients, design & marketing for her own firm (Alpha B Group), and is a manager of a small and dedicated team of bookkeepers. Tri will present an overview of different programs used to track expenses, software apps such as QuickBooks, Xero, Expensify, and more!

Bootstrapping a Business Wed-Nov-18 5:30pm in Concord a briefing by Sean Murphy at Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Thanksgiving Potluck Thu-Nov-26 2pm in San Jose: Don’t have family to visit on Thanksgiving? Join us for Thanksgiving dinner. Bring drinks or your favorite dish to share. We are supplying the turkey and some sides and are looking forward to our Second Annual Bootstrapper Thanksgiving, Please RSVP if you plan to attend and let us know what you plan to bring so we can get a final headcount. Plan on dropping by around 2pm.

Palo Alto Bootstrapper Breakfast Fri-Dec-4 at 7:30am at Hobees

Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Dec-15 7:30am at Cocos.

Mountain View Bootstrappers Breakfast Fri-Dec-18 9am on 2nd floor of Red Rock Coffee two blocks from Mountain View Train Station. Note we are meeting a week early due to Christmas.

Looking for 2016 speakers: If you know someone who would be a good speaker for 2016 we are looking for folks willing to share lessons learned from their entrepreneurial journey.

“Founders take out the trash. There are easier ways to be happy.”
Adeo Ressi in his StartupFest 2015 keynote

This was an excerpt I selected for additional commentary in “Adeo Ressi: Don’t Lose Your Purpose In A Pivot” I observed, “Leadership as service is not a common theme in Silicon Valley, or at least a reality recognized by many Silicon Valley CEO’s. In the early going you have to sweat the details with your co-founders, then you have to learn how to let go and help the team you have hired do a better job than you could.”

SKMurphy Newsletter: we launched a newsletter this year, you can see our October issue and sign up at October 2015 Newsletter Focus on Customer Interviews

Sean Murphy www.skmurphy.com 408-252-9676