What we're about

The Vancouver Business Network Meetup ("VBN") was founded in March 2010 and to-day is the largest community of active and aspiring small business owners in the Pacific North-West.

VBN holds inexpensive, high-quality workshops and networking events every week. These events help micro and small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn, network and grow. They learn new tactics, tools and techniques. They network with like-minded people. They grow their networks, their businesses and their characters.

VBN’s weekly workshops address just about every business topic imaginable including traditional, online and mobile marketing, personal development, social media, sales, networking, raising capital, crowd sourcing, branding, SEO, web design and much much more. We record each workshop and upload it to our YouTube Channel for the world's entrepreneurs to view for free.

Start growing your business and advancing your skills today by checking us out. The best way to do this is to attend one of our Meetups and discover why VBN is the largest business Meetup the Pacific North-West.

Upcoming events (4)

Become a winner by looking like a winner | Katherine Lazaruk

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF • You are underpaid for your services. • Your conversion rate is lower than you’d like. • You are unable to communicate your value quickly and effectively. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION In today’s attention-deficit economy, it’s harder than ever to get noticed and remembered, let alone get in the door to sell your services, get promoted or influence your team effectively. If you’re not leveraging your professional presence, you’re leaving money on the table. Join us on Tuesday evening, January 22nd to learn what professional presence is, why it’s important and how it directly contributes to your earning potential, relationship capital and business success. TAKEAWAYS • Improve what people think about you when they meet you. • Understand what contributes to a good/bad professional presence. • Discover how your presence affects your sales, conversion and connection. SPEAKER’S BIO Katherine comes from a performance and education background with bachelor’s degrees in Music and Education from UBC. She holds certificates in Image/Advanced Image Consulting from the International Image Institute, her international designation (CIC) with the Association of Image Consultants International and is a Certified Leadership Coach. She helps professionals learn to walk, talk, act and look like leaders. In addition to her private practice, she has been an Image Consulting instructor at Langara College, Consultant Trainer for Dress for Success Vancouver, and chairs the Recognition Committee for the Women’s Leadership Circle of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Visit Katherine online at lzrkconsulting.com AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm to 6:15pm – open networking 6:15pm to 6:20pm - opening remarks 6:20 to 6:25 - networking tip 6:25pm to 6:40pm - Idea Parties 6:40pm to 6:45pm – food sponsor’s presentation 6:45pm to 7:30pm – collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Katherine’s presentation 8:45pm to 9:00pm – open networking 9:00pm - it’s a wrap. ADMISSION & GUARANTEE Your investment is $12 cash at the door. You have a 100% unconditional, no-quibble, money back satisfaction guarantee.

Speak confidently to 10 x your income, impact and influence | Lucas Mattiello

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • You get nervous speaking in public • This discomfort causes you to avoid opportunities to get exposure • You want to attract more ideal clients that love to work with you • You want to make a huge impact in the world by helping more people WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, January 29 and learn from Lucas Mattiello: • Why confident public speaking is your secret weapon to 10x your income and impact • What causes the fear of public speaking and how to remove it so you can stand out from your competitors • How to boost your speaking confidence so you never miss a speaking opportunity again and can position yourself as a trusted expert • The top 3 communication mistakes people make that destroy confidence and how to avoid them • How confident public speaking is the key to create a business that allows you to build your dream life SPEAKER’S BIO You wouldn't expect that someone diagnosed with an anxiety condition would become a Public Speaking trainer, but that's exactly what Lucas Mattiello did. He uses his experiences of living with anxiety for 15 years, the self-management tools he used to control stress, and his training as a Certified Professional Coach to connect with clients. Lucas is passionate about empowering business professionals with the tools, techniques, and strategies needed to communicate with confidence. He is an internationally renowned communications trainer who has been featured in Forbes, is a best-selling author, and an official TEDx Speaking Coach. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lucasmattiello AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm - doors open 5:45pm to 6:15pm – open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - opening remarks 6:25 to 6:30 - networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Lucas’ presentation 8:45pm to 9:00pm – open networking 9:00pm - it’s a wrap. INVESTMENT Your investment is either $0 or $12: - $0 if you bring a guest, you and your guest can attend free - $12 cash at the door SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you are not satisfied with the value you receive you will be given a 100% no-quibble refund.

5 Ways To Boost The Value of Your Business by 71% | Patrick von Pander

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • Your sales rely on you. • Your operations rely on you. • Your business suffers when you are away. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, February 5 and learn from Patrick von Pander how to build a valuable business no matter if you are there to run it or not. Discover the 8 ways to know if you have a job or own a business. Then learn THE 5 LESSON FORMULA: 1. Size matters 2. Have more people recommend you 3. Create recurring revenue streams 4. Rely less on customers, employees, & suppliers 5. Partner for growth. TAKEAWAYS You’ll takeaway 3 valuable assets: 1. Proven strategic priorities. 2. A roadmap for business growth’s journey. 3. Today’s GamePlan for Business Freedom. SPEAKER’S BIO Husband, Son, Friend, Citizen, Neighbour, Networker, Connector, Entrepreneur, Fitness Nut, Foodie, Sports Enthusiast, Movie Lover, Music Fan. Master-Certified Business Coach, Professional Speaker & Trainer. Coached over 900 1-on-1 clients & over 60 corporate sales & leadership teams be their best individually & collectively. Has delivered over 300 workshops, seminars, trainings, webinars, podcasts, & keynote presentations. Helps Professionals fill their business with profitable clients. Helps organizations build their immunity to people problems. Helps business owners gain more freedom by maximizing their company’s value. Patrick helps businesspeople have their best year ever with GamePlans for Business & GamePlans for Life! For additional information, visit Patrick online at www.BigPictureCoach.com or email [masked] AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - Opening remarks 6:25pm to 6:30pm - Networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – Food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – Collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – Break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Patrick’s workshop 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT Your investment is either $0 or $12: • $0 - bring a guest and you and your guest are free • $12 - cash at the door SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you are not satisfied with the value you received you’ll be given a 100% no-quibble refund.

Use Instagram to 3x your sales | Michael Tranmer

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • You want to learn how to use Instagram to attract your target clients. • You want to run a business from your phone. • You want to grow your Instagram following. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, February 12 and learn from Michael Tranmer on how to effectively use Instagram to attract your target clients, grow your following and run a business from your phone. You will learn the latest techniques to get your product in front of the right customers. Michael will guide you through what works, and what doesn’t in building your influence on Instagram. TAKEAWAYS • Engagement is the gateway to new clients • Instagram is a limitless pool of potential clients – you just have to get their attention • Consistency is the name of the game in building a dedicated following SPEAKER’S BIO Michael Tranmer is a Life Coach, Speaker, Engineer and Author of the upcoming book: satori ananda - awaken to happiness. Since attaining two engineering degrees Michael has seen great success specializing in Coastal Engineering. His transition into the Thought Leader industry came after reaching a low point in his life followed by a powerful transformation with the help of his own coach. Michael currently lives and plays in Vancouver but has massive plans to create a global life of travel, adventure and inspiring others. As a high performance coach, Michael recognizes that a consistent, disciplined and focused lifestyle are the only way to make dreams come true. For additional information, visit Michael online at www.michaeltranmer.com AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm - Doors open 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - Opening remarks 6:25pm to 6:30pm - Networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – Food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – Collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – Break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Michael’s workshop 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT Your investment is either $0 or $12: - $0 if you bring a guest, you and your guest can attend free - $12 cash at the door SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you not satisfied with the value you received you'll be given a 100% no-quibble refund.

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