PivotGuild – Inspiring Change!
“Clarity, Focus and New Direction for Entrepreneurs in Transition”
Entrepreneurs, creatives and makers… Turn market challenges into opportunities. We support you through critical changes in strategy, skills and relationships with Growth & Accountability Groups, Training, Guidance and Community-Building.
Awards: BDA Co-Founder and PivotGuild Partner Bruce Borowsky just won the Gold Award at the Colorado American Marketing Association’s Peak Awards banquet for his video production “Lead. Connect. Prosper” .
New Products: PivotGuild Community Members Dave Elchoness and Angus Shee of Tagwhat recently introduced a new 5-Star mobile application called FEED to instantly find dining, beverage and snack discounts in your immediate area. Watch the (FUN!) video now……..
PG Trainer-Guide Derek Olson, Co-Founder of Foraker Labs, recently spoke at our Front Range New Product Meetup on User Experience and demonstrated his latest app, UX Recorder. The app enables web and app developers to record customer use patterns and reactions.
Opportunities to Stretch Yourself: PG Trainer Guide Cynthia Morris of Original Impulse has launched Capture The Wow, described as a “Summer Scavenger Hunt” to keep the creative juices flowing into the Fall…PG Community Member Marj Hahne is seeking co-creators and members for The Avocado Sisterhood – a new global community of women and girl writers.
Making Progress is producing Colorado’s first Maker Faire and PivotGuild is cosponsoring! We have two upcoming chances for you to find out how YOU can get involved. See below.
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If you are a maker, hacker, artist, inventor, crafter, tinkerer, upcycler - the Maker Faire is for YOU! In 2007 a group of people came together in San Francisco to celebrate handmade, homemade and do-it-yourself ingenuity. They created the first Maker Faire which now attracts thousands of people annually to a day of cool demos, product sales and interactive "play."
PivotGuild is joining Making Progress to bring the first "Mini" Maker Faire to Colorado! Join us for our FREE Conversation over Lunch to explore how you can showcase your own innovation and creativity at this huge event!
This take-action session is part of our Conscious Marketing initiative in Denver. Conscious Marketing is about building an ethical brand based on authenticity, utilizing resources effectively and generating measurable, financial - and social - benefits. It is a huge challenge. Your marketing can be expensive with uncertain value if you are not thoughtful about creating a pathway to results. As a cost-saving strategy, the first steps are to leverage your product and service stories to generate FREE brand awareness and drive sales leads. Join us to create the initial action plan - customized to your venture - in two hours.
Colorado's 1st Maker Faire - Call for Makers - Brainstorming the New Product Developers Role PivotGuild is the lead Community Organization supporting the Making Progress initiative and SparkFun sponsorship bringing Maker Faire to Colorado for the first time! Join us this month to prepare PRODUCT innovators' participation in the October 5 Faire. Do you have a new creative process, technology or invention to demonstrate? Do you have a handmade, hand-crafted product to sell? Perhaps you'd like a booth for your organization or know of an entertainer that somehow embodies recycled, upcycled or repurposed material? This is our opportunity as a community to explore showcase opportunities before the August deadline for Maker Applications. Food, beer, FREE! Pre-Registration Required.
As an entrepreneur and emerging thought-leader, you know you should be engaging with prospects and clients regularly to convert them to loyal fans. What is preventing you from creating a flow of content that expresses your brand authentically AND relates meaningfully with your audience? No time? No routine? Worse yet, could the perfectionist fear of putting something out that hurts - rather than builds - reputation be paralyzing? In this 2-hour, take-action session you’ll develop an initial content development plan that will tame the Content Monster. Emerge with 30+ meaningful content topics, unblocked and fully prepared to connect with the people who matter most - YOUR people!