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I almost stopped myself from a great experience 4 years ago when I was offered my first opportunity to host a live radio talk show. Before I was offered this opportunity, I first came onto the show as a guest. Then I came back on as a cohost. The host and I developed a really good relationship and we seemed to have this good synergy/connection with working together. Because of this, there was trust built...

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Being productive at work can be challenging.Here are the best 5 ways to dramatically increase your productivity.  It can be hard to know where to start managing your time in ways that are conducive to your productivity. No matter who you are, it can be a struggle to understand how to structure your time effectively. No matter who you are or what you do for work, you need to be on point with how to...

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Oops, who has walked down the wrong aisle before, even though they’re now all clearly marked with arrows? Did you go backwards? Maybe continue on and hope nobody saw?   Maybe you just felt stuck.   Wow. Things sure are different than they were before. This extends to all aspects of life: there aren’t as many opportunities in travel, both outside of business and in. I understand how some people may feel as the opportunities...

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Fortunately, there are some simple ways for you to do less and accomplish more. Entrepreneurs are both blessed and cursed. On the one hand, they have more control of when, where, and what kind of work they do. On the other hand, most self-employed business people tend to end up working crazy hours.   Employ the 80/20 Rule If you want to get more done in less time, then you need to create your daily...

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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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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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