Virtual Networking For Your Success

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) wants you to be successful every step of the way! Business networking whether it's in person or virtual is a valuable asset to build your connections, trust, visibilty, brand and revenue.

Virtual networking is here to stay, long after #Covid19 has been defreated!  When networking virtually you are inviting someone into your home. Whether you have  a dedicated home office space or work via the kitchen or bedroom, portraying a professional look and feel pays off big time.

Managing Through A Period of Business Disruption


By Tom Fournier


During our recent "virtual" monthly networking session, I spoke for PowerUp on managing through this time of disruption.  From my notes, I have written this article.


This is a period of unprecedented disruption for all of us.


There is disruption in our business lives.  There is also disruption and perhaps hardship in our personal lives.


Motivational Steps Live Stream

 I am the President of Motivational Steps and recently I have been experimenting with live streaming my converations with various busines people.

When trying something new I am little bit nervous, and I am very lucky to have the support and help of my business partner/husband. Saying that

nothing seems to work the first time. That's OK though, don't let it put you off.

Motivational Steps

Motivational Steps 

I came up with the idea to start my own business just months after I had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Unfortunately I had to have both my breasts removed. 

Becoming a motivational speaker was not easy, but I persevered and here I am now.

Over the years I have faced many more challenges,  and because of this I have discovered how reslient I am. 

SBCN Trivia Tuesdays

With the COVID-19 global pandemic having a large impact upon small business, the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) is finding new ways to keep our community engaged and smiling through difficult times. Starting March 24, 2020 - the SBCN is hosting SBCN Trivia Tuesdays! Our quiz has always been a highlight of our Christmas and Summer Socials, so we're bringing it every week for anyone to enjoy.

Exploring Instagram

Here's a quick look at my Instagram page from today...

... The item in the bottom middle is a native video I just posted, which is quickly becoming one of my most popular posts. A native video is one posted directly to Instagram (or Facebook or Twitter, etc.) rather than a link to a video on YouTube, Vimeo, Vidyard, etc.

What Small Businesses Can Learn From DJs

Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my mind... rather I’m challenging yours to think about where you draw ideas and inspiration from in your business.

By way of some background, in addition my work in cybersecurity and a small business owner, I’m also a DJ. Not the kind you hear on the radio (although I once did that, many many years ago!) but the kind you’d find at a bar or nightclub. Proof that not all DJs tour the world in private jets.

What Does A Garden Hose Have To Do With Sales?


At the February, 2020  Monthly SBCN Networking Event, the notion of motivation came up several times.

It reminded me of a sales analogy that I used when I was in the field coaching sales representatives.  That analogy revolved around a garden hose and the characterisitcs of the flow out of the hose when you turned the tap on and off.