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MLM businesses have been around for a very long time.  Both Vorwerk and Avon have been around since the 1800’s.  Yes that long! If you haven’t been approached to join an MLM (Multi-Level Marketing Company) at some point are you even in business?  Networks are either full of MLM agents or they ban them altogether.  At CNBN we neither encourage or discourage MLM’s  ……. And here’s why. The values and culture of Connect Now is...

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Being an entrepreneur entails many professional and personal traits. It takes a lot to be able to launch, execute, grow, and scale a business. As a result, entrepreneurs have to be extra careful with every decision, and being able to manage their time correctly is an invaluable skill. Here are four time management tips for busy entrepreneurs that can be employed right away to get more done.   Break Down Activities Into Simple Problems It...

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“Support Small Business”, “Keep it Canadian”, “Shop Local” …. Which messaging should you choose? I’ve seen all three of these phrases used recently and each of them holds merit in their own right.  Below I’ll let you know why I prefer one of them above the others.   Support Small: As a small business owner myself this one holds dear to my heart! Of course we have all heard it said that the Walmart’s and...

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The world is changing right before our eyes – the one that we knew just a few short months ago has moved in a direction that many weren’t ready for. That being said… it’s here, it’s now, we need to adapt. A word of advice? Don’t make decisions based on fear. Right now, it’s time to get laser-focused, determine what you need for your business. Get educated. Use this opportunity to grow. Remember: there is...

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Guest Blog Post – Jeremy Kasdorf with Chewie Media We’ve been receiving a lot of communication lately from current clients as well as new clients about how to stand out quickly and become visible to more people.  Uncertain times and the change in flow of new clients and customers can leave businesses looking for a way of pivoting, as the market pivots, or adapting their website in order to continue to bring in new business. ...

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Entrepreneurship is NOT about taking RISKS. It’s about mitigating risks. It’s almost a cliché in business. You must be a risk-taker to be an entrepreneur: “it’s all about taking risks”.  Even the iconic Canadian Chris Hadfield is quoted as saying: “Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space.” Even Facebook founder Mark Z...

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What sets you apart? What sets your company apart? Recently Connect Now Business Network (”CNBN”) reviewed our SWOT analysis.  And it got us to thinking how much this company has grown since it underwent new ownership with Katie McKay a little over a year ago. It took a while to dig past “strengths for any networking group” (and there are many good ones out there) and really focus on what is great about us.  It...

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“HOW COULD NETWORKING POSSIBLY GROW MY BUSINESS?” I’ve heard it a lot – business owners don’t seem to think that networking is a relevant way to grow your business anymore, and also think that it is outdated, there are better ways to advertise, and that it’s too time-consuming. I disagree. If you only go to one meeting expecting to land a sale, you’ll end up frustrated and think that networking doesn’t work. That mindset just...

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Connect Now was created because we need each other to fulfill our purpose. Life as an entrepreneur can be isolating, and Connect Now is where you can find your circle of support, business owner to business owner, professional to professional, person to person. Whether you are a member, sponsor, or leader, Connect Now is here to help you build your business. Join our community of like-minded business owners and professionals.

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