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Vancouver Business Network Meetup ("VBN") was founded in 2010 and to-day is the largest community of active and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Pacific North-West. VBN holds inexpensive networking events and workshops every week. These help entrepreneurs to learn, network and grow: they learn new tactics, tools and techniques, they network with like-minded people and they grow their knowledge, networks and businesses. 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 - attend one of our weekly Meetups and discover why VBN is the largest small business Meetup the Pacific North-West.

Upcoming events (5)

Unlock your full potential and increase your income | Andrew Barber-Starkey

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • You have the potential to achieve more and to get ahead faster in your business but you find it difficult to consistently stay focused, be productive and get the results you want. • You want to earn more money without working harder/longer than you do now. In fact what you really want is to earn more while working less. • You have goals but you aren’t progressing towards them as fast as you want. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, February 19 as Andrew Barber-Starkey shares the principles and methods he uses to enable his thousands of coaching clients to consistently double their income and more while working less. After 25 years of research and experience, Master Coach Andrew Barber-Starkey has identified seven little-known principles that will unleash your full potential and advance you, with increasing momentum, towards success in every area of your life. Use any one of these strategies and your progress towards your goals is guaranteed to increase. Use them all, and your results will accelerate exponentially. TAKEAWAYS • You’ll learn specific principles you can apply in your business and your life that will immediately deliver more of the results you want, faster and with less effort. • You’ll learn ways to build the momentum of your business so it consistently delivers the results you want, even when you are on vacation. • You’ll leave inspired, armed with new tools you can use to achieve your goals. SPEAKER’S BIO Andrew has been coaching small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs full time for over 25 years. His coaching program, the ProCoach Success System, provides a simple, structured approach to achievement that enables his clients to consistently double their income in a few short few years while taking more time off. Visit Andrew online at www.procoachsystem.com 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 – Andrew’s workshop 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. ADMISSION Your investment is $12 cash at the door. REFUND You’ll receive a 100% no-quibble refund if you are not satisfied with the value you receive.

How to decrease both your taxes and administration time | Jocelyne Devisser

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • You are unsure what expenses are deductible for Canadian tax purposes • You might not be claiming all allowable business expenses • You are spending too much time on administration WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, February 26 and learn from Jocelyne Devisser how to avoid having the tax man on your back and how to make the best use of your time. She will share systems so your time in the office is kept to a bare minimum and you can spend your precious time somewhere else... like doing money-making activities OR spending more time with your family. If you are an "Accidental Entrepreneur" or "Startup Founder" who started a business because you are good at what you do, but never went to business school to learn how to take care of the actual "business part" of your business, you will LOVE this workshop! TAKEAWAYS By then end of this workshop, you’ll know if you are … • Claiming all allowed expenses for your Canadian business • Operating at maximum efficiency • Costing in your office administration time SPEAKER’S BIO Jocelyne is a former Chartered Professional Accountant who worked in the financial industry, in office work, and with small business owners for over 20 years. One thing that distinguishes her from other accountants is that she can make Accounting EASY & FUN, yes, you’ve read this right… EASY & FUN!!! For additional information, visit Jocelyne online at www.jjcostkeeping.com AGENDA 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 – Jocelyne’s workshop 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT Your investment is $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.

Triple Your Income by Speaking | Karen McGregor

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • You are an entrepreneur or business professional seeking to make a greater impact and income through speaking • You know you have a message inside of you but you don’t know how to monetize it. • You want to sell your much-needed products, programs and services but you don’t have a talk that effectively results in those sales and more clients. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, March 5 and learn from Karen McGregor how to get the results you want and need each time you speak, while keeping your audience engaged and wanting more. You’ll learn: • the 3 mistakes that speakers make that keep their audiences disengaged and unwilling to invest and how to do the opposite, and • how to sell from the heart and get the results you want. TAKEAWAYS 1. Learn what to do and not to do to keep your audience engaged and willing to invest in their future and growth. 2. Recognize what tanks sales and keeps entrepreneurs from never growing their business when speaking 3. Learn foundational tools that are necessary in a talk that inspires, educates and sells. SPEAKER’S BIO Karen McGregor is a bestselling author, international speaker, TEDx and Dragon’s Den coach, trainer and the founder/ CEO of the Speaker Success Formula. Her company helps entrepreneurs create, structure and deliver compelling presentations to monetize their expertise and launch successful speaking businesses. As a 2018 TEDx speaker approaching one million views and an international speaker sharing the stage with Tony Robbins, John Gray, Deepak Chopra and others, Karen knows how to inspire and educate entrepreneurs to navigate through speaking business uncertainties to arrive at success. For additional information, visit Karen online at: www.SpeakerSuccessFormula.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 – Karen’s workshop 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT Your investment is $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.

How to be a good leader l Louise Lee

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF … • Team dynamics leave you putting out fires, scrambling to meet deadlines and taking on other people's workload • You're struggling to motivate your team but nothing you do seems to increase their productivity • You dread seeing certain team members because they always seem to bring everyone else down • You want to know how to get your mojo back, be the leader you know you can be and start enjoying your work again WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, March 12th, and learn from Louise Lee how to improve your leadership skills AND live the life you've always wanted. Most leaders and team workers are so focused on team dynamics and what's going wrong that 90% of their energy is spent trying to keep their team from self-destructing. They want to do a great job at work but just keeping their head above water comes at the expense of their health and happiness. They struggle for years, make sacrifices, and they end up burning out and wondering whether it was all worth it. Don't make this devastating mistake. Discover how to level up your leadership skills so that your team becomes award-winning and you get your life back. TAKEAWAYS • Why most leaders fail and what you can do to set yourself up as a leader people want to follow • The little known secret great leaders use to help their team grow into the high-performers they've always wanted to be • Three keys you can use now to build your credibility and influence so your team works more effectively and you become more productive SPEAKER’S BIO Within 2 years of starting her career in England, Louise's powers over team dysfunction were recognized and she quickly ascended the ranks through leadership and management roles. By age 30, she had completely transformed her flailing department of 60 people and saved her company $6M. She now applies her passion for leadership and teaching in her company Louise Lee Coaching and Consulting to help companies save millions of dollars by transforming dysfunctional teams. 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 – Louise’s workshop 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT Your investment is $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.

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Use Instagram to 3x your sales | Michael Tranmer

Avicenna Holistic Centre

CA$12.00

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