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"FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS MAKE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS" - J.Z.

Calling all Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and those who dream of running their own venture!

If you desire to expand your business network, make more friends, find new customers and become a leader in your community, we have a fun and informal social networking group that is just right for you.

We have met weekly at different places in and around town to connect with others & learn "best practice" sales, marketing, finance and time management tactics and strategies from your city’s top entrepreneurs. Our most consistent venue is the big conference room in the La Vista Library (9110 Giles Rd). At our last meetings, we have discussed moving to every other week (especially going into Spring and Summer with all of the activities that our members are involved in. So, we are giving that a try to see how that works.

We have a topic each week (usually requested by our members) in a short presentation that is geared to help our members find Smart Success in their businesses. Around those presentations and in response to them, we do REAL networking - helping each other find success. We have a group goal of helping each of our members find five customers that they can directly attribute to being in Smart Success Business Network.

The Smart Success Business Network is a community run by volunteers with 101 Meetup groups in 101 cities across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States.

OUR EVENTS ARE FREE AND ALL BUSINESS OWNERS & MANAGERS ARE WELCOME.
• No attendance commitment required.
• You can arrive and leave on your schedule.
• No elevator pitches in front of the group required.
• Informal bar/restaurant meetings in the evenings.
• Most meetups are between Tuesdays & Thursdays - our typical is Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00.
• No long sit down meals next to strangers.

Our mission is to encourage business success by recruiting small business owners to give group talks to their peers, potential customers and suppliers and new entrepreneurs to share their expertise and offer words of support and encouragement to their community.

We are also known as a "Pay it Forward" group. You might find your ideal client/customer here in your first meetup but it's more likely you will meet someone who can benefit from goods & services offered by your friends.

By networking to help other business owners and recommending products or services by other members, the benefits of increased sales accumulate to everyone in the group.

Benefits of networking with us:

You will learn how to avoid unprofitable markets, attract the right customers, block negative critical thinking, be both effective and efficient, understand cash flow and much more.

Though powerful stories and proven strategies, you will learn how to boldly harness your creative force, break free of fear and get your life and business aligned with your values and the market's needs.

With the right knowledge and support, you can design a life and business that embodies strength and boldness that you know you are capable of. See you at one of our meetings soon.

Upcoming events (5+)

Healthy Eating - Setting Your Body Up For Success with Miranda Sherman

What's something you do each day that can have a huge impact of how your day goes? Eat! In fact, you probably do it 3 or more times per day. In this new series on personal development, we're going to look inwards and explore how we can improve ourselves in order to have greater success in business. Our diet is certainly a big part of that and controls how good we feel, how much energy we have and how long we can live productive lives. Miranda Sherman of The Mighty Fork is excited to bring some ideas and framework on how you can eat healthier in your every day life. We meet every two weeks, so please get this date (and the future dates) on your calendar. In our meetings, we set aside time for real networking and we also have a Smart Success Business Presentation to help us all keep improving. If you look at the pictures and comments of our gatherings, you will see that this is a GREAT group that enjoys helping each other and learning. A rising tide can raise all ships and as we learn and help each other, we all get better and grow (or start) our businesses. So, please come and enjoy getting to know this group - and learn and contribute to others' learning. Our hope is that also will lead to the rising of the tide of your business - it has for many of us. If you can put our next meetup on your calendar, you will receive another email about what will specifically be happening that night. We have some cool things planned - but that is for another email. Thanks, Smart Success Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Joe Finelli

Mentoring - How To Use It Effectively In Your Life; with John Salow

One of the best things you can do in your life and career is make use of a mentor. One of the best things you can do in your life and career is be a mentor to someone else. Whether you've experienced having or being a mentor, we're betting you'll get something out of this discussion led by John Salow of Paradigm Coaching. How should this relationship work? What are some tips and tricks to finding and using a mentor? How can you maximize this experience? These are all things we'll explore in this, the second meeting in our new series on personal development. We meet every two weeks, so please get this date (and the future dates) on your calendar. In our meetings, we set aside time for real networking and we also have a Smart Success Business Presentation to help us all keep improving. If you look at the pictures and comments of our gatherings, you will see that this is a GREAT group that enjoys helping each other and learning. A rising tide can raise all ships and as we learn and help each other, we all get better and grow (or start) our businesses. So, please come and enjoy getting to know this group - and learn and contribute to others' learning. Our hope is that also will lead to the rising of the tide of your business - it has for many of us. If you can put our next meetup on your calendar, you will receive another email about what will specifically be happening that night. We have some cool things planned - but that is for another email. Thanks, Smart Success Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Joe Finelli

Healthy Living - Treating Your Body Right with Alex & Whitney Anderson

Our body and our health are huge assets in our businesses that we often take for granted. Making sure that our body is running at its best can have a huge positive impact on our success! Alex & Whitney Anderson of Dynamic Health Chiropractic are taking charge of the third part in our new series on person development. They’re going to share information on things you can do in your everyday life to set your body up for success – posture, exercising, stretching and more are topics on the docket for this discussion. We meet every two weeks, so please get this date (and the future dates) on your calendar. In our meetings, we set aside time for real networking and we also have a Smart Success Business Presentation to help us all keep improving. If you look at the pictures and comments of our gatherings, you will see that this is a GREAT group that enjoys helping each other and learning. A rising tide can raise all ships and as we learn and help each other, we all get better and grow (or start) our businesses. So, please come and enjoy getting to know this group - and learn and contribute to others' learning. Our hope is that also will lead to the rising of the tide of your business - it has for many of us. If you can put our next meetup on your calendar, you will receive another email about what will specifically be happening that night. We have some cool things planned - but that is for another email. Thanks, Smart Success Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Joe Finelli

Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs with Janelle Roker

La Vista Public Library

I’m not good enough to do ______. I’m never going to be able to ______. I’m too ____ to be successful at ______. Everyone thinks these kind of thoughts. Even the most outwardly successful people on the planet have and continue to struggle with these in one way or another. These thoughts hold us back from being the best version of ourselves and Janelle Roker, an experienced leadership and transition coach, is going to walk us through ways that we can break through. This will be the fourth part in our new series on personal development and I don’t think you’re going to want to miss this one. Janelle is an engaging presenter and discussion leader – we’re confident you’re going to come away from this meeting enlightened and motivated! We meet every two weeks, so please get this date (and the future dates) on your calendar. In our meetings, we set aside time for real networking and we also have a Smart Success Business Presentation to help us all keep improving. If you look at the pictures and comments of our gatherings, you will see that this is a GREAT group that enjoys helping each other and learning. A rising tide can raise all ships and as we learn and help each other, we all get better and grow (or start) our businesses. So, please come and enjoy getting to know this group - and learn and contribute to others' learning. Our hope is that also will lead to the rising of the tide of your business - it has for many of us. If you can put our next meetup on your calendar, you will receive another email about what will specifically be happening that night. We have some cool things planned - but that is for another email. Thanks, Smart Success Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Joe Finelli

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Media Buying with Justin Rolfes of Mirata Marketing

La Vista Public Library

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