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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 is free. Members and guests pay a $12 cover charge for each Meetup they attend or $39 per month.

We have a keynote speaker at every Meetup, record their talk and upload it to VBN’s YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/VancouverBusinessNetwork 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 (5)

How entrepreneurs can pivot from anxious to high-performing | Roy Prevost

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You suffer from anxiety due to the COVID 19 Pandemic? • You are overwhelmed with the negative media and social media? • You want to learn to think differently and create more peace in your life TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, July 14, 2020 and learn from Roy Prevost how to alleviate anxiety and experience more serenity and peace of mind in our unpredictable world. Many people believe that we are victims to external forces and have lost control of our lives. This is not true and Roy will share his journey from the high anxiety of the attempted kidnapping of his daughter to his search on how to reduce his anxiety with unique non-medical strategies. TAKEAWAYS • You will receive simple daily strategies to help you minimize anxiety • You will learn the most effective life changing strategy that Roy uses to create serenity • You will learn “how” to think and not “what” to think. SPEAKER’S BIO Roy Prevost is an international speaker, bestselling author and a futurist who studies disruptive technologies and the effect on human behavior. He is the author of the soon-to-be-launched book “Anxiety Begone: Drug Free Strategies to Banish Anxiety from Your Life”. As an anxiety sufferer, Roy has studied this disorder and he has developed strategies and tactics on how to diminish anxiety in your life and in the workplace. He teaches anxiety sufferers “how” to think and not “what” to think. For additional information, visit Roy online at [masked] AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom meeting room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Roy’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, svobodnyj, $0 ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84995634022

Live your dreams – How to find inspiration to stay motivated | Krishna Lakkineni

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … You are a dreamer, have ambitions towards living your highest life. You have goals set and probably smashed some of these spectacularly like I did. However as an entrepreneur and a spiritual seeker I have stumbled a few times but always managed to raise above. There were dark times in my life too; a failed startup to anxiety and depression. What kept me going was curiosity, is this what life is all about? Through reading nearly 140+ books in the last 5 years and working with multiple mentors I have finally discovered few things about life that inspired me to continue this journey today. TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Wednesday evening, July 15, 2020 and learn from Krishna Lakkineni how to “Live Your Dreams”. From time to time our life situations and circumstances can affect how we live. I am no exception, however, staying focused on my WHY and applying specific daily, weekly and monthly habits I continue to smash my goals one at a time. Basically creating my dream life, perfecting to be as close as to my vision board. In this talk I’ll teach you how to live your dreams. Take advantage of some of the tactics that I use to stay motivated to keep my inspiration flowing. As I elevated my thoughts, creating specific outcomes and setting tangible goals I was able to meet and work with some amazing people. You can do this too. TAKEAWAYS • Clarity on your vision - if you have one it makes sense to revisit often. • Turning your WHY into specific goals • Life management - We all have the same time but some do more. • Loads of inspiration to help you stay motivated. SPEAKER’S BIO V Krishna Lakkineni (VK) is an award winning tech entrepreneur, amazon bestselling author, featured on CFJC, ABC, NBC and FOX associates. Recipient of a bronze Emmy award. His purpose is helping children in need, through his non profit initiative “Hope For One Million Kids” or by partnering up with other charities that makes a difference. He’s also an executive producer of soon to released “Dreamer” film, producer of recently started #Live2Inspire talk show. Over the last decade his digital marketing agency ROI Media Works helped position some of the small businesses as niche experts in the local markets. Often Krishna is referred to as “ light bearer” by his friends and colleagues. For additional information, contact Krishna online at lakkineni.com . AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm – Krishna’s presentation 8:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, svobodnyj, $0 ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86223288099

Triple Engagement By Creating an App For Your Business | Matthew McGregor

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You feel like email and social media is a waste of time. • You’ve realized that less than 5% of your audience is engaged. • You need a new solution for growing your audience and income. TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, July 21, 2020 and learn from Matthew McGregor how to find success in online marketing by leveraging mobile apps, despite low engagement rates and over-the-top spam filters. If you’ve ever considered having an app for your business (whether that’s for marketing purposes, or for your own inner circle), you’ll definitely want to learn about The Rise Of Mobile App Marketing and how apps are changing the way business is done. TAKEAWAYS You'll learn: 1. How to 10x your clicks & conversions using mobile apps. Are you currently dissatisfied with your email open rates & low Facebook engagement? I mean, why build a 10,000 person list when only 200 people are ever going to get your emails? We’ll show you how to use apps to 10x your engagement (which = more sales!) 2. The different kinds of mobile apps and which you should invest in (without breaking the bank either!). There are many different types of mobile apps - some are cheap and don’t work, and some cost $50,000+. We’ll show you how to tap into a upcoming app-building tools without breaking the bank on hiring a full-on development team. 3. How to get downloads and sales using your mobile app. New to the world of mobile apps? No problem. We’ll show you every tool and technique on how to get as many downloads as possible (and optimize your app for maximum sales & results) SPEAKER’S BIO Matthew McGregor is a master of business growth, international speaker, bestselling author, coach, trainer, and is the founder and creator of 22 Apps™. Matthew’s discovery of a more powerful platform which reaches more people and produces the most effective results led to the creation of 22 Apps™; a software allowing anyone to create & design their own personalized mobile app to engage more people and market their business to an even larger audience. For additional information, visit Matthew online at www.22apps.com AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom meeting room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Matthew’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, svobodnyj, $0 ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86017304128

How to Create and Sell Online Courses in 60 Days or Less | Brady Patterson

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You want to share your knowledge and expertise on the internet, change other people’s lives and build a successful business for yourself. • You want to put together an automated system that brings actual paying clients to you on a regular basis. • You get lost between the tools, technology and the marketing skills needed to get your online training platform up and running. TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2020 and learn from Brady Patterson how to: • Share your knowledge through videos, audios, e-books, PDFs and more on an online training platform • Sell your programs online with an automatic system • Recruit and track affiliates who send you actual paying clients on a regular basis SPEAKER’S BIO Brady is the Strategic Partnership Manager of Success Road Academy, one of the largest information marketing training centers in the world. They have created over 55 online courses and have helped 1000s of people to successfully create and launch their online courses. Success Road Academy’s students have created online courses in almost any niche markets, anything from overcoming anxiety, living a happy life, managing personal finances, being a great public speaker, weight loss and other health programs and many more. AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Brady’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, svobodnyj, $0 ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86461074998

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Master the Art of Coaching | Corinne Ropp

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