Messages from the Founders

Free Mentoring Sessions

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) and TELUS have partnered to bring you the Small Business Mentor-in-Residence program. This initiative is an opportunity for small businesses to take advantage of mentorship from local leading business experts. Led by Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Co-Founder of the SBCN and hosted by TELUS Stratford, we invite you to join us.

The next FREE mentoring session takes place on Monday March 16th, 7pm 8pm, and LindaOJ SBCN Co-Founder will be sharing some tips on Social Media, she is after all the Social Sweetheart.

Small Business Community Network (SBCN) Members Badge

Did you know that the SBCN Members are invited to share the SBCN Badge on their own website? This is a win win scenario, it showcases to people visiting SBCN Member websites that they are associated with a credible networking organization and also shows loyalty to that organization.

Thank You to our members for showcasing the SBCN Badge on your website!


Networking Tips

Business networking is a necessity when building your business, and knowing why you should be networking and where are two of the most important elements you should work on before you rush around trying to network everywhere and anywhere.

Research the networking organizations and events out there and establish a strategy that works for you. This will save you time and money and you will become a consistent and effective networker.

Ultimatley, knowing people is an asset but more importantly, does anyone know you?

Great Things in Business Quote

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) promotes working together, helping each other and being part  of a team. Networking is no different than anything else we do in life, we can't do it all alone, and this quote says it better than I can:


If You Are Not Networking, You Are Not Working

Tip of the day, networking leads to many opportunities. Consistent networking ensures your brand recognition will increase, you connections will get to know, like and trust you, and your referrals will double.

Publishing Posts to Pulse on LinkedIn Gets You Noticed

LindaOJ here and today I want to share with you the benefits of not only having a LinkedIn profile, but also publishing your articles to Pulse on LinkedIn.

Here is a post I published yesterday and so far I have had 417 people read my post, a number of other people comment on it and also shared it with their LinkedIn connections.

New Year, New Opportunities

We're a few weeks into 2015 and already the positive energy is palpable! Small businesses are preparing for another great year, and what better way to exploit new opportunities than through networking? As we look ahead to the first monthly networking event of the new year, we're reminded to maintain our connections and seek out new partners, customers and mentors. What new opportunities will come your way in 2015?

Happy & Safe New Year 2015

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) team would like to wish everyone a safe, prosperous and happy 2015!