What we're about

Kitsilano Business Leaders is not just a series of meetup events, we're a community of business leaders helping and supporting each other since November 2010. We're a friendly business edu-networking community in Metro Vancouver including start-ups, new and established merchants, and general entrepreneurs. This Meetup is a lasting legacy of Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce which merged with Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in 2014.

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Kickstart your morning once a month with keynote presentations by stellar speakers. Enjoy camaraderie and have fun. Meet, mingle, connect, and learn. People do business with people they like and trust. Develop like and trust with us.

Successful networking means continuously building trust and camaraderie; continuously welcoming new people into your circle of influence.

Learn and share what steps your business can take to generate more leads, manage more calls, close more sales, operate more efficiently, and how to successfully manoeuvre your business through a rapidly changing world.

VENUE sponsored by Foot Solutions Vancouver, 2620 West Broadway branch. FREE "muffins" courtesy of different snack sponsor each month.

COST is only $12 (sorry, cash only) to help defray meetup costs. Includes coffee and "muffins"

This Meetup is organized by volunteers and facilitated by Judy Reiman, an Independent Associate with LegalShield http://www.jreiman.legalshieldassociate.com

MONTHLY MEETUP SCHEDULE

7:30 - 8:00 am: Sign in, get your coffee and muffin early. Have fun networking, enjoy camaraderie, grow business trust.

8:00 - 8:38 am: Muffin Sponsor (5 min.); Success Circle...30 second insight on who you are and how your business can help others to succeed.

8:38 - 8:40 am: Parking Meter reminder, meters kick in at 9 am. Put money into meters if you park on Broadway. Unlimited FREE PARKING on side streets such as Trafalgar St.

8:45 - 9:30 am: Keynote presentation

9:30 - 10:00 am: Door prizes, networking and camaraderie continues.

DOOR PRIZES WELCOMED: bring a door prize for extra biz time promotion.

MUFFIN SPONSOR: Contact Judy to learn how to spotlight your business as "muffin sponsor" of the month. See schedule of 2019 breaky snack sponsors: https://www.meetup.com/KitsilanoBusinessLeaders/messages/boards/thread/51917997/0/#131636075

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Maximize Your Reach With Latest Self-Publishing Trends/Platforms: BEE KAPITAN

Want to reinforce your message and immediately build trust with a true reflection of your services? BEE KAPITAN will educate you, business owners, wellness consultants, accountants, business coaches, and community influencers...on the best publishing platforms to share your legacy of wisdom. Publishing a book in any format is an investment. Just coming back from the 2019 London Book Fair, she is excited to give us an update on self publishing trends; on what we should know before investing time and money. SELF-PUBLISHING TRENDS • Print-on-demand – Costs, shipping and storage • Next-Generation eBook EPUB3 – embedded audio and video clips • Apple iBooks – What advanced interactivity is possible • Audio books – Your voice and when should you record • AI – Voice First - With Amazon Skills and phone apps In business, there’s no doubt that being an author instantly makes you stand out as an expert in your field. Unlike other forms of communication, not only is a book written by you an extension of your commitment to your client, it’s a solid foundation to build your career upon. LEARN • How to decide what platforms are best for your clients to consume your book • Types of publishers – Costs associated with pay-to-publish • ISBN’s and Copyright • Editing, Book Coaches and Ghost Writers – What’s the difference? • Author Branding – What is it? Why do I need it? • Book Covers • Website or Landing page? • Author Media Kits • Marketing - Social Media • Marketing Events - Promotional and print goods (bookstubs) • Debunking the “Amazon Best Seller” Status • Book Awards Bee Kapitan is founder of Interactive Bee Media, an eBook Designer, Apple Indie-Publisher, and a new Rakuten Kobo Publisher. At the 2017 iBook Author Conference, her company received Book of the Year for, "How to Say Cheese - An Interactive Cheese Journey", (Apple iBook in fixed-format). Bee also received 12 other international literary and design awards. BONUS For a limited time download your free copy of "How to Say Cheese" for a sneak peak of an enhanced Apple iBook made especially for the iPad. In the month of April, tweet the hashtag #stinkycheese on Twitter, for a chance at an extra cheesy door prize. Bee Kapitan www.interactivebeemedia.com @interativebee on Twitter ************************************************** NOTE: NEW MEETUP CHANGES EFFECTIVE 2019 New Venue: Foot Solutions at 2620 West Broadway store New Entry Price: $12 cash at the door New Start Time: 7:30am MEETING SCHEDULE 7:30 - 8:00 am: Sign in, get your coffee and muffin early. Have fun networking, enjoy camaraderie, grow business trust. 8:00 - 8:38 am: Muffin Sponsor (5 min.); Success Circle...30 second insight on who you are and how your business can help others to succeed. 8:38 - 8:40 am: Parking Meter reminder, meters kick in at 9 am. Put money into meters if you park on Broadway. Unlimited FREE PARKING on side streets such as Trafalgar St. 8:45 - 9:30 am: Keynote presentation 9:30 - 10:00 am: Door prizes, networking and camaraderie continues. DOOR PRIZES WELCOMED: bring a door prize for extra biz time promotion. MUFFIN SPONSOR: Contact Judy to learn how to spotlight your business as "muffin sponsor" of the month. See schedule of 2019 breaky snack sponsors: https://www.meetup.com/KitsilanoBusinessLeaders/messages/boards/thread/51917997/0/#[masked]

Free Money, Are You Getting Your Share Of $26 Billion Grants?: STEPHANIE SANG

Are you AWARE OF and do you KNOW HOW to access grants available to all sizes of businesses in all types of industries? Business professionals have described grants as "pie in the sky". They know they are there, but can't seem to access them or don't think it is worth the seeming hassle to apply for them. STEPHANIE SANG will educate you, business owners, HR consultants, bankers, accountants, business coaches, community influencers...on the best practices to research, leverage, apply for, and win government grants. LEARN * Which grants your business qualifies for * What is a grant strategy * What you need to have in place to get grants * Which grants are available now Stephanie Sang is CEO of Granted Consulting and widely known as "Grant Angel" in Western Canada. She is passionate about working with entrepreneurs in all industries on developing grant strategies for growth. Since 2011, Granted has supported 700+ clients and generated over $15.5MM in grant funding at a success rate of 95%. Stephanie has spoken at events hosted by the Women Enterprise Centre, The Executive Committee (TEC), Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Associations, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Entrepreneurs' Organization, and other venues to educate entrepreneurs about grants in Canada. ************************************************** NOTE: NEW MEETUP CHANGES EFFECTIVE 2019 New Venue: Foot Solutions at 2620 West Broadway store New Entry Price: $12 cash at the door New Start Time: 7:30am MEETING SCHEDULE 7:30 - 8:00 am: Sign in, get your coffee and muffin early. Have fun networking, enjoy camaraderie, grow business trust. 8:00 - 8:38 am: Muffin Sponsor (5 min.); Success Circle...30 second insight on who you are and how your business can help others to succeed. 8:38 - 8:40 am: Parking Meter reminder, meters kick in at 9 am. Put money into meters if you park on Broadway. Unlimited FREE PARKING on side streets such as Trafalgar St. 8:45 - 9:30 am: Keynote presentation 9:30 - 10:00 am: Door prizes, networking and camaraderie continues. DOOR PRIZES WELCOMED: bring a door prize for extra biz time promotion. MUFFIN SPONSOR: Contact Judy to learn how to spotlight your business as "muffin sponsor" of the month. See schedule of 2019 breaky snack sponsors: https://www.meetup.com/KitsilanoBusinessLeaders/messages/boards/thread/51917997/0/#[masked]

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