I worked this week in Missoula, Montana where my brother and his family live. On my way home, through Idaho, I decided to stop in Rexburg, the home of BYU-Idaho, and do some networking with entrepreneurs here.
In the tradition of the old Provo Labs Brainstorm Lunches (nick-named Twinkie Talks because the restaurant we ate at gave us all twinkies) I am holding a Brainstorm Breakfast at Joe’s Filling Station (diner) at 727 North 2nd East in Rexburg.
So far, 4 entrepreneurs have RSVPd with a couple others who hope to come, but I think we can handle 8-10 without disturbing the restaurant too much.
The way it works is this: everyone gets a chance to talk about their business, and share their #1 problem that they want help with or advice about. Then each person at the table gets to make suggestions, if they have any, about that particular problem. So it’s a very open format. Every time I’ve done it, I’ve learned a ton, and had the chance to share some things I consider important too.
If I recall, the idea was originally inspired by the book, “Never Eat Alone.” I used to do these often when I was running the Provo Labs incubator, but since leaving that to focus 100% on FamilyLink.com I haven’t held any. But I think I’m ready to start them up again, partly because these always lead to possible hiring opportunities or business development opportunities.
So…if you are in Rexburg, and want to join us at 9 am, please RSVP by emailing me tonight or tomorrow. PAUL AT FAMILYLINK.COM or DM me on http://www.twitter.com/paulballen