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John S Wren
Works at Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Lives in Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
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Amarillo TX - Mt. Vernon, IA - Wichita, KS - Casper, WY - Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Paris - Rome - Redwood City, CA - Laguna Beach, CA - San Francisco, CA - Quebec - Toranto - New york, NY - Olympia, WA
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(303)861-1447
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Since 1979, help for you to start and grow your project or campaign, your new career or business.
Introduction
Business is good, and I'm looking for more. Find out how I can help you call (303)861-1447.

I'm an entrepreneur, business consultant and adult educator. Since 1979 I've helped hundreds start and grow. My little e-book on startup is only 99-cents, I'll give you $1 back if you don't find it helpful.  To see a free sample copy online go to www.amazon.com then search for John Wren Daring Mighty Things. My current projects include: 

Converting from Free to Paid Membership  http://www.SmallBizChamber.org 
Recruiting Faculty & Students  http://www.WrenCollege.org
Setting up new on-demand system http://www.CollegeStudentMarketeers.org
Reactivating and/or selling http://www.DenverWhenWhere.com 
Free small group in every neighborhood in Colorado http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber 
Get The Startup Show back on commercial TV where I started 21 years ago. 

+Recover+Start+Grow+Flourish+AGDM+
Watch The Startup Show, each Friday 10 a.m. MDT embedded on www.JohnWren.com 


Bragging rights
Proud father of 4 grow children, grandfather of 4. Past President Colorado College Republicans, DU Graduate Student Association, Denver City Club, Metro-South Optimists, Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
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Occupation
John S. Wren, MBA+ Consults and Co-Founder & CEO, Small Business Chamber of Commerce. IDEA Startup Salons & Cafes * Franklin Circles * The Startup Line 24/7 call (303)861-1447 * The Startup Show. More info and RSVP http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz--Chamber
Skills
Public speaking, coaching & consulting, adult education, business analysis, business creativity and innovation, small group facilitation, adult education, personal selling.
Employment
  • Small Business Chamber of Commerce
    Founder & CEO, 1727 - present
    We cooperate with local chambers to provide more real help to startups and small businesses. Current projects: WrenCollege.org for Self-Directed Learning and CollegeStudentMarketeers.com for On-Demand Sales & Marketing Help.
  • A&W Root Beer
    Dish Washer, 1964 - 1964
    Jobs listed here from earliest to latest, does not include lawn mowing, selling Christmas paper door to door, Kool-Aid stands, etc. that I did as a kid.
  • Cherry Knolls Swim Club
    Life Guard/ Swim Team Coach, 1965 - 1965
  • Bauman's Men Clothing, Mt. Vernon, IA.
    Sales, 1966 - 1966
  • Western Merchants Wholesale Company
    Houseware Buyer/ Personnel Manager, 1949 - 1971
    Bosses son. Worked after school and most summers. Worked full time from 1967, helped sell business to NMS Industries (AMEX) in 1969. When I left was managing the inplant print show, was housewares buyer, personnel manager, and treasurer.
  • Snelling and Snelling
    Personnel Councilor, 1971 - 1972
    Personnel Councilor
  • Toy House Distributors
    Owner, 1972 - 1974
  • Campaign Communication and Consulting Company
    Researcher, 1975 - 1976
    Assist with political campaign for US Congress.
  • Clarion Newspaper (University of Denver)
    Sales Manager, 1974 - 1975
  • Outdoor Sports Industries
    Assistant to the President, 1976 - 1978
  • Davis Brothers Wholesale Drug Company
    Mgr of Product Development, 1978 - 1979
  • Medata Manufacturing
    Owner, 1979 - 1980
    Owner and Manager. Made and sold medical ID bracelets and necklaces through retail pharmacies.
  • Mountain Bell Telephone Company
    Account Executive, 1979 - 1981
    Did telephone sales training for Bell clients, and internal programs to reach the small business market. Founding president of the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association as a strategy to help the company introduce the term telemarketing as part of re-branding of telephone sales.
  • Wren Markeing
    Owner, 1981 - 1983
    One-to-one marketing agency. We did campaigns for Gates Rubber Company, Montgomery Wards, CitiBank, Denver Business Journal, Titsch Publishing, and many others. Spoke at national and local association meetings including The National Association of Quick Printers, the American Marketing Association, and many others.
  • Denver Symphony
    Director of Marketing, 1983 - 1985
    Managed ticket office, public relations professionals, and implemented an aggressive telemarketing program. Result was more sell outs than ever before or since.
  • George S. May Company
    Business Analyst, 1986 - 1987
    Did 100 analysis of businesses in western US. Interviewed key personnel, survey of employee and employee interviews, observed operations and financial controls. Talked with advisors to firms and then made recommendation. Was recognized as top performer in national newsletter.
  • TB Dodd Insurance
    Sales Manager, 1985 - 1986
    Developed telemarketing program for generating qualified appointments. Obtained property and casualty and health insurance licenses and closed sales.
  • Sentinel Newspapers
    PR & Sales Manager, 1987 - 1990
    Held weekly sales meeting, implemented a telemarketing program for generating qualified sales leads. Made join sales calls with outside sales force. We obtained favorable publicity and avoided what could have been very bad publicity. Coordinated shift of city-wide delivery via local carriers to mail delivery.
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Startup Show: "Starting a career in politics."
Each Friday at noon MDT we talk about startup, starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business. To be a guest call (303)861-1447
Socratic Startup since 1727: Start now! Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Free to join, post intro about you/ your biz on our Meetup site (/Small-Biz-Chamber), then announce your membership with link to this (www.SmallBizChamber.org) on Facebook/Small.Business.
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If you are starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business, join us each Friday noon MDT. To be a guest on the show to share your startup experience call (303)861-1447.
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What does "American dream" mean? First usage said to have been by James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America. 1931: "... the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and ...
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Save the Caucus! Vote NO on 140 and 98 http://www.grassrootsrules.us/2016/08/save-caucus.html
140 and 98 kill the best friend of young people who want to make a real difference! Vote no! Http://Facebook.com/Colorado.Caucus.News
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To Participants in the Ballot Analysis Process: Senate Bill 05-94 requires the Director of Research of the Legislative Council to conduct a public meeting before the draft of the ballot information booklet is finalized. At t...
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The Startup Show: "Starting a career in politics."
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American dream vs Make America Great Again
What does "American dream" mean? First usage said to have been by James Truslow Adams in his book  The Epic of America. 1931: "... the American dream , that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity...
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Exciting news, John!Both of our Let Colorado Vote initiatives have officially qualified for the ballot. This is an important milestone in our work to strengthen our democracy. Reinstating a presidential primary and opening up...
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Public Hearing Friday on Blue Book
To Participants in the Ballot Analysis Process: Senate Bill 05-94 requires the Director of Research of the Legislative Council to conduct a public meeting before the draft of the ballot information booklet is finalized.  At that meeting, the director and ot...
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My favorite group! :-) What do you think of it?
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Virtual organization, this address is our world headquarters, but best to contact us online or by telephone. Help for people who are starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business. Call us now, this life is short, so let's get started!
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reviewed a year ago
Great food, friendly people, always fun.
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State-wide chamber of chambers of commerce and businesses. Excellent programs, helps give perspective to important issues.
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Read "Just Start" Harvard Business Review Press or "The Origin & Evolution of New Businesses" Oxford University Press, true pictures about how businesses really start, then judge for yourself. Businesses just don't start the way the SBA and its many offshoots say they should. Seems to me it's a tax funded trap to snuff out the true entrepreneurial spirit, and it is working.
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reviewed a year ago
My favorite place. Completely rebuilt where the Penrose Library used to be, I've been finding a place to think for nearly 50 years. Especially love the fact it's the home of Socrates Cafe each Saturday evening. (Join us! For more about this new meeting and others Google Colorado Socrates Cafe Society.)
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