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With everything that’s going on, things appear to be more than a little rough for the small business owner right now.  However, if we peel back the emotion and look at the facts, there are reasons to be cheerful. As a sole proprietor or small business owner, our overheads are often much lower than that of larger businesses. Not only are they lower but we have much more control over what we need/want to be...

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How to keep your head business, when everyone about you is losing theirs. From time to time it is going to happy.  The world gets a little wonkey and the word “recession” starts getting bounded around news broadcasts, social media and eventually into your networks.  News and Social Media thrive on panic and exaggeration.  Fear sells.  However your network should be a place for stalwart support and guidance.  So here we are telling you, when...

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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owners don’t seem to think that networking is a relevant way to grow your business anymore, and also think that it is outdated, there are better ways to advertise, and that it’s too time-consuming.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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Snap’d again! snapd Tri-Cities BC visited us at our #ConnectNowCoquitlam September meet-up where we were discussing how to unlock creative genius in your business. https://tricitiesbc.snapd.com/events/view/1184177 Join us again on October 9th for Connect Now Coquitlam – Energize Your Personal Intro. It was a fun day of lunch and networking at the Connect Now Tri-Cities location! It was the perfect place to build meaningful connections, exchange referrals, and meet other business owners. They spoke on the...

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3rd Wednesday of every month The Abbotsford Lunch was the first Connect Now meetup! Connect Now is the place to get connected! This meetup is a business networking lunch for business owners and professionals. If you are looking for a place to network, exchange referrals, and meet other business owners, then Connect Now Business Network is the group for you. Be prepared to share your business story in a 30 Second “elevator speech” format, or as...

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2nd Wednesday of every month The White Rock Lunch is held at the Roadhouse Grille! Connect Now is the place to get connected! This meetup is a business networking lunch for business owners and professionals. If you are looking for a place to network, exchange referrals, and meet other business owners, then Connect Now Business Network is the group for you. Be prepared to share your business story in a 30 Second “elevator speech” format, or...

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3rd Thursday of every month The Vancouver Lunch is held at Milestones on Cambie! Connect Now is the place to get connected! This meetup is a business networking lunch for business owners and professionals. If you are looking for a place to network, exchange referrals, and meet other business owners, then Connect Now Business Network is the group for you. Be prepared to share your business story in a 30 Second “elevator speech” format, or as...

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1st Tuesday of every month The Tri-Cities Lunch is held at Romer’s Burger Bar! Connect Now is the place to get connected! This meetup is a business networking lunch for business owners and professionals. If you are looking for a place to network, exchange referrals, and meet other business owners, then Connect Now Business Network is the group for you. Be prepared to share your business story in a 30 Second “elevator speech” format, or as...

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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.

Our Upcoming Events

Thu 02

Mission Lunch

April 2 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Tue 07

Tri-Cities Lunch

April 7 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Wed 08

White Rock Lunch

April 8 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Tue 14

New West Lunch

April 14 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Wed 15

Abbotsford Lunch

April 15 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm

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