About the Small Business Chamber of Commerce

The Small Business Chamber of Commerce is a fellowship of men and women who share with each other their experience, strength and hope as they start a new career, a new project, a new campaign or a new business.

The only requirement for membership is a sincere desire to get started, and to help others to get started.

PioneerHQ.com is one of three lifelines for SBCC members. John Wren leads a model Idea Cafe each week for people starting out, and a separate meeting for anyone interested in starting a Franklin Circle, for business people sharing the benefits of their experience. The three lifelines are meant to fuel a self-learning engine that never stops for those who undertake it.

PioneerHQ.com, written, edited and read by SBCC members and others, serves all those constituencies. It offers an online meeting place where entrepreneurs are introduced to and can learn more about other Colorado businesses. It provides a source of market information a business owner or operator needs to start and grow a business in this state. And it connects SBCC members to each other, creating a community of businesses with shared interests.

Wren’s weekly Idea Cafe, held every Friday at 2 p.m. at Panera Bread, 13th and Grant streets near downtown Denver, is a free and open brainstorming session where people starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business share solutions to problems usually encountered during start-up.

Franklin Circles, following the pratice of Ben Franklin, establish a circle of friends and associates who meet regularly to present and discuss their business accomplishments and failures over time. Modern practitioners of this method of self-teaching and self-learning are attempting to make it a global model for achieving business effectiveness and success.

There are no dues or fees for SBCC membership; the organization is self-supporting through the participation and contributions of its members. The SBCC is not allied with any sect, denomination, political organization or institution; and it does not wish to engage in controversy, neither endorsing nor opposing any cause. We seek to inform rather than reform.

To become a member of SBCC click “Like” on our Facebook Page at http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber or our blog http://www.SBCcBlog.com.

John Wren, founder of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, said, “Our primary purpose is to strengthen the grassroots in business by helping individuals get started and make new beginnings. Within the bounds of friendliness and good taste, we also provide a forum for the varied and often divergent opinions of our members.”