Hope you all had a wonderful break! Just writing to let everyone know the Hub is even MORE exciting in 2010. We have some beautiful new plants, and wonderful events planned for this week.
In particular, Elizabeth Ferguson still has a few slots open for her coaching consultations on Wednesday between 1-5:30. This was an incredibly popular service last month- so I would highly recommend you contact Elizabeth to try and squeeze on in (firstname.lastname@example.org). Here’s a few more details:
These free, half-hour consultations offer coaching for any professional or personal issue you would like to bring to the session, including clarifying your project goals for 2010, coaching for a specific challenging situation or breakdown, and building greater resilience and leadership competence. Elizabeth Ferguson, Ph.D. has coached non-profit executives, social entrepreneurs, and individuals, helping them to develop deep leadership capacities to accomplish their visions and cultivate inner congruence with their social change objectives. She is also offering a significant discount on her coaching services to Hub members. For more information go to http://www.elizabethferguson.net/services/hubmembers
Alright- ready for a rockstar week here at the Hub. More details of events coming soon….
(thanks to Alan Gunshor for the rocking photo of everyday life at the Hub)
Happy Monday! Likely you’re all recovering from a wonderful weekend celebrating the holidays with friends, families and coworkers……. or 20,000 of your closest friends at santacon.
Hope you saved some energy, because it’s another exciting week here at the Hub.
Wednesday December 16th: Holiday Extravaganza
Not to be outdone, the Hub is hosting it’s own holiday party. We hope all members will join us from 12-1:30 for a celebratory potluck. Later that afternoon, we’ll mingle with other change agents at the David Brower Center’s holiday party from 3-4. As always, you can find more information about the parties and all events at our Hub google calendar.
Then you might as well just camp out at the Hub, cause Thursday is going to be a doozy you don’t want to miss!
Thursday December 17th: 12-1 Brown-Bag Lunch: Extreme Community and Resilience Planning
How do local communities transform themselves into active instruments for building local resilience? Cliff Figallo, a co-founder of two groundbreaking social experiments – The Farm and The WELL – invites you to join him in a conversation about new perspectives on preparing for rapid and radical change in the places where we live. This brown-bag promises to be an exciting and relevant way to spend a Thursday lunch.
Thursday December 17th: Legal Huddlle with Hanson Bridgett Law Firm
Once again Hansen Bridgett are openning their doors to offer free legal services to hub members. Please e-mail the hosts if you would like to sign up for a 30 minute consultation slot between 4-6 (email@example.com). Then stick around from 6:30-8:30 for complementary hors d’oeuvres while Arman Javid, Attorney at Hanson Bridgett and Craig Flas, Founder and CEO of Good Things Green, lead an interactive discussion on “Negotiating term sheets for convertible notes and equity investments.”
These legal huddles are always popular, so please RSVP HERE!
Tis the season!
The life of a Hub member sure is tough sometimes. One day you’re enjoying delicious organic salad potlucks, the next receiving free legal services. Last Thursday was particularly challenging when Hub member Elizabeth Ferguson opened up her ‘office’ doors to provide free coaching services to Hub members.
In all sincerity, as a lucky recipient of this service, I just want to pass on a very warm THANK YOU to Elizabeth on behalf of all our members. Elizabeth allowed many of us to take a step back from our busy schedules, reflect, set goals, improve, and refocus on our purpose as social innovators and entrepreneurs. She provided invaluable career insights and guidance in the middle of this hectic holiday season.
Next up for Hub’s day time member perks? Wednesday the 9th’s sexy salad (our now infamous lunch-time potluck) will feature a discussion about education and food. Thursday the 10th you can huddle up with expert Hanley Brite to discuss entrepeneurship and sole-proprietership from 12-1. Check out our google calendar for details, or e-mail the hosts firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6Pm-8PM at Hub Bay Area, Katovich Law Group will be hosting panel discussion Cutting Edge Capital Raising for Small Business – Existing Options and a Policy Agenda for the Future.
FREE, Please RSVP here, wine and snacks will be served.
- Thomas Greco, Author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization
- John Katovich, President of Katovich Law Group, Presidio School of Management Professor, and Chief Legal Officer of the Boston Stock Exchange
- Don Shaffer, President and CEO of RSF Social Finance
- Leslie Christian, President and CEO of Portfolio 21 Investments
- Derek Huntington, President of Sonoma County Go Local
- Mike Leung, Worker Cooperative Credit Union Organizer
- Jenny Kassan, Managing Director of Katovich Law Group and President of Community Ventures
In the United States today, small businesses constitute about one-half of the private economy in terms of output and jobs, but they receive almost no investment from the nation’s pension funds or from mutual, hedge, venture, or any other kind of investment funds. In a well-functioning financial system, roughly one-half of the investment should go to roughly one-half of the economy.
We will begin the evening with a presentation about one of the primary causes for this market failure: the legal barriers to raising capital that disproportionately burden small businesses.
Next we will discuss some cutting edge strategies that have been used to overcome these barriers.
We will conclude with a discussion of legislative changes needed to address the barriers to capital-raising for small business and the formation of a working group to move the agenda forward.
Please join us at Hub Bay Area for this engaging discussion!
Interested in joining our community of changemakers? Need to know more about our mission? How can I benefit from collaboration with The Hub network? Artists, academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, students, and more have joined our coworking space to help their ideas grow. Professional services like pro-bono legal advice and focus groups have drawn in many Bay Area leaders. Our events like brown bag lunches and social business workshops have gained the attention of change agents looking to take their enterprise to the next level. Check out The Hub Bay Area’s updated brochure to see how you can utilize our unique network of social innovators.