Confluent Forms LLC, located in Easthampton MA, is a boutique branding, graphic design, web design, web development, Blogger development, and PHP/MySQL application development firm providing services to customers from the Fortune 100 to local non-profit organizations and academic institutions. Serving Western Massachusetts and beyond.

Business Group Therapy, a Western Mass weekly small group

by on June 15, 2010
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Some of the best business advice can often come from peers that are complete strangers. The ability to go outside your usual business advisers, meet other business leaders, and solicit their opinions on challenges facing your company can be a valuable endeavor. The Business Group Therapy workshop will provide you with, in a small-group format, the ability to brainstorm on a challenge facing your business with five other business leaders from outside your industry.

The Schedule

The event will be one hour in length, starting at 1:00pm on Thursdays, with the first session on July 15, 2010. The events will be held at the offices of Confluent Forms LLC at 182 Main Street in Northampton.

Who Should Attend

These events are for individuals who lead or manage an endeavor and want to gain insight from other leaders outside their existing circle of advisors regarding a specific issue that they are tackling. You can be a project manager at a bank, a blogger, the owner of a health food store, a director of a non-profit, a freelance writer... anyone that leads an endeavor that they devote themselves to.

This series is a strategy session as well as a small-group networking event; we encourage you to apply even if networking events are normally not something you attend.

The Format

Five attendees will be selected for an event from the received applications, each coming from a different business area so you won't be sitting across from your competitor. The first ten minutes will be introductions, followed by ten minutes devoted to each of the attendees. The first two minutes of each attendee's time will be for an introduction of the business challenge followed by eight minutes of round-table discussion and brainstorming on that challenge.

How to Apply

Please send an email to with the following information:
  • Your name
  • Business name
  • Email address
  • Short description of your business
  • A recent business breakthrough that you've had
  • Business challenge you'd like to discuss
For each weekly session we will invite five people to attend based on their businesses and the business challenge they want to discuss; those not invited during one week will be considered for subsequent sessions. You can also apply to attend more than one meeting!

The Facilitator

David Kutcher is the co-owner of Confluent Forms LLC, a boutique branding, graphic design, web design and custom software development firm, as well as the co-founder of the RFP Database, a marketplace and exchange for Requests for Proposals that announces approximately $1 billion in business opportunities each week. David has worked intimately with businesses both large and small, startups, non-profits and educational institutions, writes a business and technology column for MassLive, and has written numerous articles on sales strategies related to Requests for Proposals.


If you have questions about the event please feel free to contact David Kutcher at or (413) 303-9612.

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