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It is okay to ask for help.  In fact, in my humble opinion not only is it okay but asking for help actively shows maturity and confidence.   if this one hits a little “close to home” rest assured, I wasn’t thinking of you as I wrote it …… honest! For some reason, I’m still meeting so many business owners that seem to think the best way forward is to do it all yourself.  With...

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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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There is more to Bookkeeping than simply recording income and expenses.  In order to get the most out of your bookkeeping efforts here are a few best practices for you to follow. Bookkeeping Best Practice 1 How to sort your records? While it is common practice to organize your receipts in date order, keeping all of the January dated receipts together (possibly even attached to the bank/credit card statement) this is not necessarily the BEST...

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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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Networking is a great tool for your business for a number of reasons. Networking can also make some people feel reeaally uncomfortable.  In this blog, we let you know some of the benefits of networking, give you some helpful tips if you are new to networking (or attending a new network) and some conversation starters to help ease the nerves of attending those first few meetings. There are soooo many things you can do to...

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TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION OF THIS REPORT, PLEASE CLICK HERE • • • THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP Exciting Breakthroughs and Takeaways from a Successful Day of Learning The purpose of this workshop was to understand the changes within the Connect Now Business Network, introduce the new Board of Directors team, identify a problem within the Connect Now execution using lean tools, as well as problem solve and come up with potential solutions using...

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A message to members (and visitors!) with regards to the in-person meetings. We have had a number of people ask us when our in-person meetings will start again.  We’ve seen other networking groups start to have in-person meetings.  We are all about “you do you” and wish these networks all the best.  If you feel comfortable attending these meetings, we fully respect your decision to do so. CNBN made the decision early on to not...

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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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Connect Now Business Network strives to enrich the community and stands firmly committed to creating a group that supports inclusiveness and diversity, which means welcoming and accepting all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, LGBTQIA+, ability, socio-economic class, age or spirituality. As a direct reflection of our core values, diversity cultivates conversation, collaboration, and deeper understanding of one another. Diversity and inclusiveness enrich our group and our communities. All are welcome! Our goal...

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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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