Kitchen Table Companies is LIVE

Kitchen Table Companies is LIVE

I’m very pleased to announce the launch of Kitchen Table Companies, an education community for small business professionals. Led by the talented Joe Sorge, this project has a few ways to participate, and I’ll explain those in a moment. First, I thought I’d explain the thinking behind the company, and then I thought I’d re-introduce you to Joe Sorge.

What’s a Kitchen Table Company?

Are you a small business owner and/or an entrepreneur? There are three ways to see yourself as a kitchen table company:

  1. You started your company at the kitchen table one day.
  2. You still run your company from the kitchen table.
  3. You love your business, but want to get home in time for dinner.

Any of these three things make you the kind of person this course and community are built to serve. We’ve been fortunate enough to run some successful businesses (mine have been in marketing, education, and media, and Joe has run several restaurants), plus we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with some really brilliant feet-on-the-ground people in lots of different walks of life who are running their own kitchen table companies. We are working in real world businesses, with the same challenges as you, and we’ve built a network of smart people in several areas of interest that can also pitch in and offer ideas, advice, and insights.

What KTC Will Do For You

When you join Kitchen Table Companies, you’re joining a community of small business owners and entrepreneurs, all at different stages in the game. We will offer ideas and advice in the forums. We have webinars and teleseminars and all kinds of educational content built with you in mind. You can come to KTC, take the course, read the ebook, but instead of just learning some stuff and leaving, you’ll be joining a community of people who want to help you stay accountable, who want to know that you’re growing, who care that you succeed. Whether you’re a one-person shop or a business with 20 employees worrying about what comes next, we’ll have ideas and insights to help with that.

Re-Introducing Joe Sorge

Joe’s the Facilitator and business partner behind Kitchen Table Companies. He’s the face of the project (even though I participate), and he’s the one you’ll receive messages from along the way. Why? Because he’s successfully built and run several businesses over the last 20 years and I wanted someone with more experience than me to help educate you and grow your capabilities. Joe is also the epitome of a human business worker. He believes in relationships and customer service and has a strong worth ethic. And with that, here’s Joe:

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Offerings

There are a few ways to participate in Kitchen Table Companies. It depends what you want to get out of the experience and what you feel is the best way for you to learn. Here are the offerings:

The Full Package – Get the course, the ebook, the extras, plus an entire year in our forums for less than the cost of a typical conference ticket.

SIX WEEK COURSE – Based around Today’s Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, this is an expanded course, with webinars, interviews, and more useful information along those lines, plus three months of access to the forums.

Today’s Entrepreneur And Small Business Owner – A compelling ebook by Joe Sorge dedicated to giving you plenty of actionable advice and learning to run with on your own.

Membership Forum – If you want to network and learn from other small business professionals, we’ve built a membership forum where you can interact, ask questions, shop ideas, get advice, and learn. No ebook, no webinars, but lots of interaction with the people who make Kitchen Table Companies run.

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Testimonials

We asked a few of the people currently participating in Kitchen Table Companies to give you their opinions.

KTC is becoming my “go to resource” for knowledge & advice from a diverse group of entrepreneurs and forward thinkers. – Ryan Schade, Big Impression LLC

KTC has been strikingly different than most of my networking online. It’s a group of very business minded people. In fact, it’s filled with people who have actually “done that” in small business. What a refreshing change to talk business with people who have made a payroll and have worried over inventory. – Becky McCray, Small Biz Survival

KTC has been a pleasant surprise for me. I have connected with a few other entrepreneurs that are actually interested in my approach to several facets of my business strategy, and I have found the same in other members. Happily, I haven’t found this forum to be a collection of egos trying to out-shout each other, or prove to the world how smart they are. I came to KTC looking for useful dialog. I have found that already. Looking forward the growth of this community. – Sara Santiago, Founder and President, Roll Mobile

KTC offers a “seat at the table” with a group of small business owners with an amazingly varied wealth of experience. It’s a place where I can ask questions, answer a few, and generally commiserate with others facing the same issues and challenges that I am. - Randy Murray, Who Writes For You?

What excites me most about being part of Kitchen Table Companies is having access to the wisdom of other, more seasoned business owners. As a newbie to the small business scene, I’m looking forward to benefiting from their experience and advice. – Siobhain O’Reilly, Owner/Creative Director, Corporate Creative

Steve and I find the forum format very helpful. It brings to light many subjects we hadn’t even thought about. We like the idea of interviewing people for our blog. We hadn’t really thought of that before. Surveys or questions such as “What social media platform would you use on a desert island” are thought provoking and fun. The forum provides a sense of security that allows one to be more open with my thoughts. Speaking on the WWW requires more discretion because it is potentially a much larger audience. – Steve and Diane Brogan, Mom Pop POW! (disclosure: these are my folks, but I trust their word).

The breadth and depth of experience of our members is second to none. As the community grows, this is only going to get better. When you’re running a small company, you need people to bounce ideas off. The group of entrepreneurs on this site are your eSounding board! I’ve learned a great deal from my time on KTC. – Chris Reimer, Vice President, Social Media at Falk Harrison.

SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICING!

Joe and I know that you like a deal. We know that you’re interested, but that pricing this at a special February-only rate that’s substantially lower than the standard rate will possibly tip you from “considering” into “buying.” And for that, we’re going to offer you a special price. This pricing is ONLY valid for the month of February 2011, and it will go up after that.

For the month of February 2011 (from now until the end of the 28th day according to the Eastern timezone), you can get the following rates(all prices in US dollars):

Full Membership Package – Six week course with webinars, extras, ebook, and 1 year of community forum access and support – $447 (regularly $597)
Six Week Course – Six week course with webinars, extras, ebook, and 3 months of forum access – $ 397 (regularly $497)
Today’s Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner – ebook written by Joe Sorge – (sorry, no early discount.) $97
Membership Forum – monthly access to our forums (with no classes, webinars, or ebook, but lots of friendly help) – $27/month (regularly $47/month) (NOTE: this pricing lasts for as long as you keep the account going. If you’re with us 2 years from now, you pay $27/mo. However, if you cancel and sign back up, you’re back to $47).

Come Visit Us

We’d love to have you join up today, and if this is interesting, please send people a link to the post, so they can check it out for themselves.

Come to Kitchen Table Companies and learn more:

Kitchen Table Companies

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  • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

    Big day for you, Joe Sorge, and everyone involved with KTC. Huzzah!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks Chris, it’s great to have you over there. You’re already kickin butt in the forums. :)

  • http://www.CarissaO.com CarissaO

    Congratulations to you both! I’m thrilled to see this launch as it fills a most noticeable gap in small business management. For those living it everyday, I hope they realize the value of KTC early, and find the right path to leveraging it for their success. I’ll be pointing folks to it and keeping a close eye on what will no doubt be a growing community.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much Carissa. I’m quite sure those who land over there will be very satisfied with the resource. Much appreciated.

  • http://ajleon.me ajleon

    Congratulations you guys!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much AJ. Can’t wait to have you involved.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much AJ. Can’t wait to have you involved.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much AJ. Can’t wait to have you involved.

  • http://www.twitter.com/beamondcreative Sam Beamond

    Congrats on the launch. I had a question about your eBook… I’m in the final stages of my own and wondered your process for pricing it? Thanks!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks Sam. I’d say it was a question of value for us, as in even if you just got one idea from this book, what would be a fair price.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks Sam. I’d say it was a question of value for us, as in even if you just got one idea from this book, what would be a fair price.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks Sam. I’d say it was a question of value for us, as in even if you just got one idea from this book, what would be a fair price.

  • http://twitter.com/PatKentSays Patrick Kent

    Congrats on the launch!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thank you Sir, hope to see you over there :)

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thank you Sir, hope to see you over there :)

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thank you Sir, hope to see you over there :)

  • http://twitter.com/caroljsroth Carol Roth

    Hey Joe and Chris- Congrats. I am looking forward to having courtside seats to watch your success!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Whoop whoop :)

      • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

        Thanks David, Rise rules!

      • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

        Thanks David, Rise rules!

      • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

        Thanks David, Rise rules!

        • David Siteman Garland

          You rule more, Joe :)

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much Carol, really appreciate your support.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much Carol, really appreciate your support.

  • http://www.youintegrate.com Kneale Mann

    Well done, sirs!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      thanks so much Kneale.

  • http://www.ricardobueno.com Ricardo Bueno

    Congrats gents on the launch of KTC!!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      thanks for that Ricardo. Love to see you over there.

  • http://www.margieclayman.com Marjorie Clayman

    My heartfelt congratulations to both of you! I’d say I know how much work went into this, but I’d be lying, and lying is bad!

  • http://www.margieclayman.com Marjorie Clayman

    My heartfelt congratulations to both of you! I’d say I know how much work went into this, but I’d be lying, and lying is bad!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Marjorie, we missed you today at #ktt. Thanks so much for the well wishes :)

      • http://www.margieclayman.com Marjorie Clayman

        Thanks, Joe. Sorry I couldn’t make it…2 is a favorite meeting time :)

  • http://twitter.com/PeterPaluska Peter Paluska

    It looks like you guys are on to something BIG here. Should be a wonderful unfolding.
    Best wishes on the new venture!

    Peter

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Peter, we certainly think so. Love to have you join us. Thank you.

  • Sacha

    Congratulations, that’s a fantastic concept. KTC will no doubt become a growing community where new, inexperienced small business owners can learn the tips and tricks from the more seasoned masters!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks Sacha. we think there’s a bunch in it for the masters too :)

  • http://www.danieldecker.net Daniel Decker

    You are a machine! Love it. Love the KTC vibe, logo and offerings too. Will certainly fill a need out there.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Daniel, the team at HBW is indeed a machine! they pulled this together so very nicely.

  • Cbitetto

    I absolutely love this concept. First off I can relate to it and second I know a million people who can too. I am interested in taking up some lessons.

  • http://stevenbuehler.info swbuehler

    What if i have no room in my apartment for a kitchen table?

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      then your apartment IS the kitchen table :)

  • http://twitter.com/susangiurleo susangiurleo

    Congrats on the launch!…so here’s my kitchen table problem. Maybe this is covered in your program…When I need to use the table for kitchen things – like eating, what do I do with the company?? :-)

    • http://www.kherize5.com Suzanne Vara

      Susan

      Then you would have my kitchen table – I move things on then off. Great arm exercises. The kitchen table gets a lot of use from a KTC that is for sure.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      try not to spill? :)

      but seriously, this is precisely the kinds of challenges we all face as small business people. My wife has paperwork of some sort in literally every room in our house.

  • http://www.realestateactive.com/ Michael Real

    This is too good to be true! I mean, small businessmen team up with hundreds of small businessmen is phenomenal. That would make people bigger and make their businesses prosper. Can’t wait for this one. I have a kitchen table but it is so small only my laptop will fit. LOL

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      So glad to hear that the idea resonates with you. Thanks Michael. Hope to see you at the adult table :)

  • http://www.kherize5.com Suzanne Vara

    Joe & Chris

    Congrats on the launch. I have been waiting for this to launch and what better month than February =-). Joe great to see you each Tuesday and thanks for all the real life experiences that you share. KTC is going to be really great for so many businesses as the different levels of experiences as well as industries is going to allow everyone to grow. That is 2nd to the relationships that will be built. Excellent!

  • http://www.kherize5.com Suzanne Vara

    Joe & Chris

    Congrats on the launch. I have been waiting for this to launch and what better month than February =-). Joe great to see you each Tuesday and thanks for all the real life experiences that you share. KTC is going to be really great for so many businesses as the different levels of experiences as well as industries is going to allow everyone to grow. That is 2nd to the relationships that will be built. Excellent!

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Suzanne, so great to have met you as part of KTC. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you.

      • http://www.kherize5.com Suzanne Vara

        Well Joe, I have high a top my list of things I must do is visit your restaurant. I want the burger! For I will not even be the biggest critic, my lil guy is the food critic and he has to learn a real burger (his current favorite is In and Out so not too much competition). You are everything Chris has said and more and I look forward to the day of meeting you face to face.

      • http://www.kherize5.com Suzanne Vara

        Well Joe, I have high a top my list of things I must do is visit your restaurant. I want the burger! For I will not even be the biggest critic, my lil guy is the food critic and he has to learn a real burger (his current favorite is In and Out so not too much competition). You are everything Chris has said and more and I look forward to the day of meeting you face to face.

        • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

          well thank you very much! I can’t wait either :)

        • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

          well thank you very much! I can’t wait either :)

  • http://www.webguru-australia.com.au/ Christina

    Congratulations to you! hope you people are satisfied and may be this is covered in your program…Thanks for sharing with us…

  • http://www.webguru-australia.com.au/ Christina

    Congratulations to you! hope you people are satisfied and may be this is covered in your program…Thanks for sharing with us…

  • http://www.likeabra.com Camille Rose

    Congratulations on the launch! I really like what you guys are trying to do here. But I have to be honest, my first reaction to your prices was sticker shock (especially on the eBook – wow – too expensive for my blood). Not sure how many entrepreneurs will belly up to the table without really understanding the value. I want you guys to succeed at this, honestly, so I’m sending lots of positive vibes your way.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks very much Camille. I agree, the Ebook on its own does look expensive as a standalone, but there is definitely that much value there. Our thinking was that the EBook was part of the Course program, like this – Six Week Course – Six week course with webinars, extras, ebook, and 3 months of forum access and lifetime forum after for $27/mo – $ 397. This is where the real value for the whole program lies. But we knew it was possible that someone would want to just buy the Ebook, so we broke it out separately. Your input is much appreciated, thank you.

  • http://GraceArtPort.com Grace Smith

    It’s so good to see a way to support small businesses like this! A guiding light for us visionaries….But like Camille Rose, i was a bit surprised at the prices! The timing is absolutely perfect for me to use something like this but my heart sank when is saw the price tag. Perhaps with a clearer idea of what exactly is being offered….because knowing Chris Brogan, it’s quality.

    • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

      Thanks so much for the comment Grace. You’re right, it’s going to take a bit of time for people to see the value. It’s a little tough from the inside out, but we’re confident it will happen. Have you already signed up for our newsletter?

  • http://www.designussion.com Designussion

    Thanks to familiar me with kitchen tables,I really don’t have any idea about that,I will consult when I go for kitchen modification planning..

  • http://www.thisfurniture.com/ thisfurniture

    It seems too advanced and very general for me to understand.

  • http://www.freelinereport.com/ Brad Fallon

    What color kitchen table should I have with a Walnut color floor?

  • http://www.freelinereport.com/ Brad Fallon

    What color kitchen table should I have with a Walnut color floor?

  • http://www.freelinereport.com/ Brad Fallon

    What color kitchen table should I have with a Walnut color floor?

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    Nice blog…an education community for small business professionals.But my heart sank when is saw the price tag.

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    I liked loe’s thought that He believes in relationships and customer service and has a strong worth ethic…it will leads him to the height of success………

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    Now they are not only live they grow very well because now house wives are aware for their kitchens,they want to a best kitchen at their home…

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    Not sure how many enterprenures will belly up to the table without understanding its value.I honestly want you to succeed in your aims.Thanks for posting really nice information.

  • http://www.kitchenssimply.co.uk/ Kitchen

    Congratulations on a great idea. KTC is a growing community where, doubtless, inexperienced business owners can learn more tiny tips and tricks to becoming an experienced teacher!

  • http://www.kitchenssimply.co.uk/ Kitchen

    Congratulations on a great idea. KTC is a growing community where, doubtless, inexperienced business owners can learn more tiny tips and tricks to becoming an experienced teacher!

  • http://desperatelyseekingwp.com Cathy

    Is there a discount available for us slow-adopters? I really need some help, more like a mentor, but the kind of advice I need is too valuable to just ask someone to give – so I hope to be able to glean some information from the forums at this time. I re-read the newsletters, and would love to get in on the intro pricing – any intro slots available??? :)

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