An Overview of Policies

How Connect Now runs and operates on a day to day basis.

The Connect Now Business Network is a locally founded and operated business networking group. The focus of CNBN is business networking in the form of lunch meetups, professional development, and sponsored events. An online community was growing for quite some time, and finally in 2012, the group began face-to-face meetings.  See diversity statement here.

Overview:

  • The First Rule of Connect Now is to stay positive!
  • RSVP and follow registration instructions for all events.
  • Communications among members must be compliant with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) at all times.
  • A meal purchase is required for our business networking lunches. If you are unable to eat the food available, please purchase a meal and take it home to someone else, or some other creative idea of your choice. Please do not attend if you are unable to purchase a meal.
  • CNBN Members is for one business per person per year. Each person cannot represent multiple businesses or organizations. Only present one business at the meetings in your power intro and in your materials.
  • When conducting your 20 second speech, please only present 1 (one) business / topic. As mentioned throughout our policies, if you have a primary B2B or B2C and a C2C, only present your B2B or B2C.  You can mention your other ventures as you get to know people.
  • Have cash ready for your meetup fee upon arrival. You will not be admitted unless you pay your meetup fee.
  • Get all materials authorized at check-in before distributing.
  • When distributing materials, you can only distribute information about one business, which must be your own business, and not another person’s business.  Do not distribute materials for a business owner who is not present or who is not a member. Do not distribute materials for multiple businesses.
  • Please tip your server accordingly. This helps our group to remain welcomed by the restaurant owners and staff.
  • Spotlight! Spotlights are where one Connect Now Business Network member is featured for 3 – 5 minutes maximum. Spotlights are invited and scheduled by the leader. Spotlights can only be B2B or B2C businesses, not MLMs, network marketing, or C2C type businesses.
  • Speaking is different than a spotlight. Speaking spots are only available at lunch & Learns or evening events. If you are interested in speaking, you must submit a speaker application HERE. Only those who meet the full criteria will be contacted. Speaking spots are limited and in no way guaranteed. The Founder approves and schedules all speaking spots. An application must be approval before approaching leaders for speaking opportunities.
  • If you approach someone about your business opportunity and they say no, do not approach them again with repeated or new offers.
  • Violation of any Connect Now policies or rules, not limited to this page, may result in termination of membership, at the sole discretion of Owner, Katie McKay Kasdorf.
  • Polices may be changed or updated at the discretion of Connect Now Business Network and in consideration of the needs of the group. Rules may be updated at the sole discretion of Owner, Katie McKay Kasdorf.
  • CNBN strives to bring people together to build entrepreneureal circles of support, build relationships, build community, and build business. However, CNBN is not a non-profit or government funded organization in any way. It is 100% a marketing brand of and subsidized by Jennifer Henczel. We do not have the resources of large government funded organizations. Please be respectful of all involved, and enter meetings with the expectations that you are responsible for the connections that you make and keep.

Our Manifesto

Growth is never by mere chance – It’s the result of forces working together.

We believe we are stronger together!  We believe that people want to connect, and they want to connect with YOU.

Our superpower is connecting with people, and connecting people with others and the resources they need to succeed.

Our purpose is creating WIN-WIN opportunities for connecting, collaborating, and building strong communities.

It’s all about helping people to help more people, and building strong circles of support, together. Reciprocity. Gratitude. Positivity. Collaboration.

We need each other. Being an entrepreneur can be isolating. Make efforts to be around like-minded people. Get out of the office, and away from your devices. Be revived. Be renewed.

Focus on what you can give, not take. Expand your reach. Opportunities are abundant. Empower each other.

Realize your true value. See other’s true value. Participate in education and enlightenment to better your life and the world around you.

Be a leader. Be organized, yet flexible. Build up. Lift up. Level up. Celebrate. Let’s help each other build our businesses!

Connect Now is the place to get connected. Get inspired and be inspiring.

Connect Now. Networking works!

What Our Members Say

Don’t take our word for it, take our members’ words.

Connect Now is a collective of brilliant business owners
who are choosing to be the solution!

Connect Now offers opportunities for meeting other business owners and professionals through live and online networking meetups and professional development events.

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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
Tue 20

Connect Now Surrey Meetup

November 20 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Tue 27

Connect Now Vancouver Meetup

November 27 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Dec 05

Connect Now Langley Meetup

December 5 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Dec 06

Connect Now Mission Meetup

December 6 @ 11:15 am1:30 pm
Dec 11

Connect Now Coquitlam Meetup

December 11 @ 11:15 am1:15 pm
Our Holiday Party
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