[clug-talk] OT: CLUG Business focus group?

Robert Lewko lewkor at gmail.com
Mon May 15 07:12:12 PDT 2006


Interest from me too.  I am basically starting from scratch.

On 5/15/06, Jon <me at jonwatson.ca> wrote:
>
> I'm definitely interested. I need all the help I can get :)
>
> J
>
> Shawn wrote:
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I've been talking with a few folks at and since the last monthly
> meeting.  It
> > seems that there might be interest in putting together a group with a
> focus
> > on business matters.
> >
> > The thinking is that there are a number of people in CLUG, with various
> skills
> > related to business.  Everything from marketing, bookkeeping, IT,
> management,
> > etc.  So, just like we share tech knowledge with CLUG, why not form a
> group
> > to share the business knowledge.  This sharing would be accomplished
> through
> > routine meetings, presentations, and maybe workshops, and would ideally
> be
> > free for anyone to take part.
> >
> > This message is more to see what kind of interest is out there for this,
> other
> > than the few people I've spoken with already.  Right now, there is a
> more or
> > less clean slate on this topic, and any ideas are worth
> exploring.  There ARE
> > professional organizations like this in existence (CIPS, etc.), but I do
> not
> > know of any that are community based like Linux User Groups.  (let me
> know if
> > I'm wrong on this).
> >
> > Because the idea is originating through CLUG, I'd like to keep this
> somehow
> > related to CLUG (a special interest group maybe?).  But I do see where
> this
> > could potentially be unrelated to CLUG's activities in the long run.
> >
> > What are your thoughts and comments?
> >
> > Shawn
> >
> >
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