What we're about

Vancouver Business Network (“VBN”) was founded on March 26, 2010 and now is the largest business Meetup on the west coast and the 11th largest in the world. VBN’s tagline is Learn, Network and Grow.

We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings in Vancouver, British Columbia, and are addressed by speakers with strong delivery skills and content that is relevant to active and aspiring small business owners. Joining VBN and attending VNB Meetups is free.

We have a keynote speaker at every Meetup, record their talk and upload it to VBN’s YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/EntrepreneursInternationalNetwork to help entrepreneurs around the world build better businesses.

VBN’s members are:

1. Aspiring entrepreneurs who are self-educating themselves

2. New entrepreneurs who are often independent service providers

3. Established entrepreneurs with micro businesses

4. The average age is around 35

5. Many are new Canadians

6. Most are Internet savvy

7. The men:women ratio is 50:50.

Check out VBN's upcoming events at https://www.meetup.com/the-vancouver-business-network/events/

Upcoming events (4)

Become bold & unstoppable by breaking through your fears | Michael Challenger

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$5.00

TRAINING DESCRIPTION
Learn from Michael Challenger how to become bold and unstoppable by breaking through your fears. Have you recently left your corporate job to become your own boss? Are you struggling to hit your monthly monetary goals as an entrepreneur? In a world of constant change and competition, we sometimes feel overwhelmed and uncertain with which direction to take, which leader to follow, what podcast to listen to, while building a solid foundation for our business. Michael will coach you how to become fearless with the right mindset and tools to leap forward in the right direction. Sign up today and get the results you need to break through new barriers!

TAKEAWAYS
You’ll learn:
· How to break through your fears.
· How to rise above your competition.
· How to become an effective leader in society.
· How to connect purpose with success.

SPEAKER’S BIO
Michael Challenger was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. His passionate curiosity and zest for life began at a very young age. Through spirituality, yoga, healthy eating, and physical training, this “Challenger” spends his time on the planet becoming more centered every day. He is the CEO and founder of Optimal Living Summit, best-selling author of “Don’t Let Fear Paralyze You”, a certified life coach and the creator of the “No Fear Online Program.”

The majority of his life was spent as a triple-threat (singer, actor, dancer) professional performer including all areas of theatre, dance, film, and television. He has traveled the world as a performer, teacher, Award Winning Director, Choreographer and Producer. But it wasn't always that way. Michael had to face his deepest fears by transforming his life and learn from great leaders like Bob Proctor, Daisaku Ikeda etc. Once he got clear with his personal mission in life he helps people every day by coaching them to reach their purest and highest potential.

SPEAKER’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Michael at:
Email: [masked]
Website: www.optimallivingsummit.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelchallenger/

SIZZLE REEL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFyazyhX_hA&t=69s

MEETUP AGENDA
· Zoom room opens 20 minutes before the official start time
· Opening remarks – 5 minutes
· Self-introductions – 25 minutes
· Idea parties – 25 minutes
· Upcoming speakers – 5 minutes​
· Roger interviews Michael – 5 minutes
· Michael’s webinar – 55 minutes
· It’s a wrap.

YOUR INVESTMENT
US $5.00 payable at time of RSVP/registration. This fee will be refunded if the event is cancelled or re-scheduled.

Use a quiz funnel to attract, engage & convert ideal clients | Catharine O’Leary

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$5.00

THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF …
· You want to attract qualified leads.
· You want to triple your advertising returns.
· You want to increase your conversion rate.
· You want to build your authority, respect and trust with ideal clients.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION
Quiz funnels are an underused part of a strong marketing strategy. Join us and learn from Catharine O’Leary how to use quiz funnels to attract your ideal clients, build authority, respect and trust, and massively increase your conversion rate.

TAKEAWAYS
You’ll learn how to:
· Create a quiz hook to stop the scroll and grab your ideal clients.
· Create a quiz that is a consumer journey and warm introduction to your offer.
· Build the bridge from your quiz to your offer or next step in the consumer journey.

SPEAKER’S BIO
For 25 years Catharine O’Leary crafted market research and consumer insights for corporations across the globe to help them attract qualified clients and build relationships to increase lifetime value. Now Catharine helps entrepreneurs grow their business and engage quality clients who become lifelong colleagues. Catharine knows how hard it is to grab the attention of the ideal client, engage with them, and build a lasting relationship. Combining the art and science of asking the right questions results in attracting the best clients for your business.

SPEAKER’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Catherine at:
Email: [masked]
Website: thequizqueen.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catharine-o-leary-profile/

MEETUP AGENDA
· Zoom room opens 20 minutes before the official start time
· Opening remarks – 5 minutes
· Self-introductions – 25 minutes
· Upcoming speakers – 5 minutes​
· Idea parties - 25 minutes
· Roger interviews Catharine – 5 minutes
· Catharine’s workshop – 55 minutes
· It’s a wrap.

YOUR INVESTMENT
US $5 payable upon RSVP/registration (refundable if this workshop is cancelled or re-scheduled).

7 Skills of Highly Effective Solopreneurs | Brooke Schiller

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$5.00

THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF …
· You want to experience greater agility, freedom and authenticity.
· You want to supercharge your growth as a solopreneur.
· You want to master the mindset & skillset of effective solopreneurs.
· You want to master the behaviors & habits of effective solopreneurs.
· You want to identify the 7 skills that make solopreneurs effective.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION
Brooke Schiller will share with you how she stepped off the career ladder to become a solopreneur, and how she applied 7 key skills to optimize her impact. If your trajectory is stalled because you think success means following someone else’s rules – think again.

TAKEAWAYS
You’ll learn:
· The 2 biggest myths about leadership
· The 7 skills proven to increase the effectiveness of solopreneurs
· The habits today that will support your leadership vision for the future

SPEAKER’S BIO
As the Founder of Incite Partners, Brooke Schiller brings over 25 years of real world, practical experience in organizational development and performance consulting. She empowers leaders at ALL levels, regardless of tenure or title to unlock their leadership prowess and ignite their career growth. Her clients range from solopreneurs to start-ups to large global brands.

Brooke's Leading Without Limits program is already helping hundreds of leaders at ALL levels and those whose success depends on them, to make a bigger impact today. To learn more, read Brooke's story in her latest book – Voices of the 21st Century – Conscious, Caring Women Making a Difference.

SPEAKER’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Brooke at:
Email: [masked]
Website: www.incitepartner.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/incitepartners/

MEETUP AGENDA
· Zoom room opens 20 minutes before the official start time
· Roger’s opening remarks – 5 minutes
· Self-introductions – 25 minutes
· Upcoming speakers – 5 minutes​
· Problem-solving parties – 25 minutes
· Roger interviews Brooke – 5 minutes
· Brooke’s workshop – 55 minutes
· It’s a wrap.

YOUR INVESTMENT
US $5.00 payable at RSVP/registration. This fee will be refunded if the event is cancelled or re-scheduled.

Amplify the positive impact of your business in the world | Eric Beschinski

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$5.00

THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF …
· You want to make greater impact in the world through your business.
· You want to give back in a way that is aligned with your higher purpose.
· You are successful but feel there is “something more” you are missing.
· You are looking for more clarity for your mission and vision.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION
Learn from Eric Beschinski how to ask a few key questions that provide focus, clarity, and direction. Eric reveals the 8 Essential Questions™ that are both simple to ask and challenging to answer. By working through these questions, you will gain focus, clarity, and direction that will amplify your impact for your community and the world. Although these are questions every person should consider, they are particularly important for business owners and entrepreneurs, especially those who are (or are trying to be) purpose-driven.

TAKEAWAYS
· You’ll understand that “why” is the key to everything else.
· You’ll learn that there is a universality to the power of Love & Questions.
· You’ll gain a panoramic perspective.
· You’ll learn to focus first on the big picture, then adjust inward, and finally shift to the here and now.

SPEAKER’S BIO
Eric Beschinski is a business consultant, speaker, international bestselling author, and adjunct professor of business at Valparaiso University. As Chief Navigation Officer for Greenfire Innovations he is also a "B2B Missionary" and the “Enemy of Mediocrity”. His higher purpose is helping organizational leaders find and fulfill their purpose.

Eric has been published several times on Entrepreneur.com and various other publications. He has authored 3 books, including Cracking The Rich Code Vol 7 in partnership with Jim Britt & Kevin Harrington, which was also endorsed by Tony Robbins. Eric has spoken on many podcasts and radio shows and at live local and national conferences.

SPEAKER’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Eric at:
Email: [masked]
Website: http://greenfireinnovations.com/hello
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ericbeschinski

MEETUP AGENDA
· Zoom room opens 20 minutes before the official start time
· Call to order and opening remarks – 5 minutes
· Self-introductions – 25 minutes
· Upcoming speakers – 5 minutes​
· Idea parties – 25 minutes
· Eric’s interview by Roger – 5 minutes
· Eric’s workshop – 55 minutes
· It’s a wrap.

REGISTRANT INVESTMENT
US $5 payable upon RSVP/registration. This fee will be refunded if the workshop is cancelled or re-scheduled.

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