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The State of the Economy in the North Bay

Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum, will provide an overview of the national and regional economies, give an update on economic developments in Marin County, the North Bay, and the Bay Area overall, and also talk about the impact that reduced water supply and possible policy measures (about which we will hear more [...]

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Ultra-Marathon-Man Dean Karnazes Talks About Pushing Limits In Business

Being a successful entrepreneur is a lot like being a long-distance runner. You have to have an appreciation for the challenges ahead, including the difficulties and the rewards. And you have to have the resilience to push through the hard times to reach your goal. Dean Karnazes knows more than a little about perseverance and [...]

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Entrepreneurship Takes Resilience, Passion, and Persistence

What does it take to start your own business? Some say that entrepreneurship is like a snowflake, and that no two success stories are the same, and no two start-up challenges are exactly alike. However, there are common characteristics that all successful entrepreneurs share – resilience, passion, and persistence. Without a vision and the tenacity [...]

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How To Grow Your Business Using Social Media

The next meeting of the Marin Business Forum is scheduled for June 13 and will feature Karen Clark, social media expert and co-author of Incredible Business and Direct Selling Power. Be sure to RSVP! Karen has a long, successful history in marketing and sales training, including how to harness social media for sales. She has [...]

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The possibilities and challenges inherent in driving revenue through non-profit and for-profit collaborations

The next gathering of the Marin Business Forum, scheduled for March 21, will focus on the challenges that both non-profit and for-profit businesses in generating revenue.

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What Does the Future Hold for Business in Marin County?

In our last Marin Business Forum gathering on January 17, Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis and the Executive MBA program at Sonoma State University, offered his perspective on the economic forces shaping the future of Marin County. In a session entitled, Business Vitality in Marin – [...]

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Business Vitality in Marin – Bay Area Is A Growth Market

The next Marin Business Forum gathering is scheduled for the New Year with Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis and the Executive MBA program at Sonoma State University. Professor Eyler will be assessing the growth markets around the Bay Area and Marin County in particular. Be sure to [...]

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Collaboration is Key to Entrepreneurial Success

John Stayton’s presentation to the Marin Business Forum this month, ”Collaborative Entrepreneurship: How Networks of Small Companies Can Do Big Things,” offered some valuable insights about startups and building small businesses as part of a collaborative community. John is Director and Co-founder of Venture Greenhouse and Assistant Professor MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (Green MBA) for [...]

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Collaborative Entrepreneurship: How Networks of Small Companies Can Do Big Things

John Stayton, Director and Co-founder of Venture Greenhouse, and Assistant Professor MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (GreenMBA) for Dominican University of California, will address the Marin Business Forum on Thursday, September 20, on how small businesses can band together to create new business models and be more competitive. In an interactive presentation, John will explore the [...]

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Positioning for Growth – Lessons from Clairmail CEO Pete Daffern

Positioning for Growth – Lessons from Clairmail CEO Pete Daffern

At the June meeting of the Marin Business Forrum the guest speaker wss Pete Daffern, CEO of Clairmail. Pete has a lot of expertise in building companies. Clairmail is the third company that he has sold as part of a successful exit strategy.