69% of Members Gain Referrals

We asked for feedback from our members, and the results are in! Thank you to everyone who completed our SBCN Member Survey. We've now had time to review your submissions and are pleased to share a summary. Some stand-out findings include:

SBCN Welcomes Three New Members

We're excited to introduce three new members of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN).

Udaya Wettasinghe is a Chartered General Accountant (CGA) providing accounting and tax services to small-to-medium business as well as numerous other services.

Also in the accounting and tax space is Therese Eyono of TME Accounting & Tax Services Ltd.

SBCN Announces Two New Community Sponsors

We are happy to announce two new Community Partner Sponsors for 2014.

Dina Elliot, Independent Consultant, Arbonne International and Kerstin Kramer, Owner & VP, Premier Focus Inc.

We appreciate the support from our sponsors, TELUS, and our many community partner sponsors and would like to say Thank You!

2014 Corporate Sponsor: TELUS

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) is made possible with the generous help of our supporters. We are extremely happy to once again announce TELUS as corporate sponsors of the SBCN.

Congratulations to Skylight Productions

Skylight Productions, headed by SBCN member Nelson Dunk, has recently won three 2013 Digital Marketing and Communication Awards. Their win includes recognition for Best Cinematography for their Liberty Tax promotion video; Creativity in Motion Design for ExactEarth and for a mini-documentary with local artist Paul Kalbfleisch.

Please join us in congratulating the Skylight Productions team on the fantastic achievements.

Members Required to Participate

It's a New Year and every year the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) sets goals and new objectives so that we can continue to offer the SBCN Members the best experience where business networking is concerned, the best experience where social networking is concerned,and last but not least the best experience for you via the social media platforms we utilize. Any organization is only as strong as its members, and you might not realize this but when you become a member you already have a data base of possibe clients at your disposal - the entire SBCN Membership!

SBCN Coffee Time Chat Video Featuring Gunther Kramer SBCN Member

As you are all probably aware by now the SBCN Coffee Chat Videos are a new feature we are offering, firstly to our Members, and of course, to our wonderful communty supporters and sponsors! Please check out the most recent SBCN Coffee Chat video featuring Gunther Kramer, SBCN Member, and if you feel you would like to enjoy an SBCN Coffee Time Chat with LindaOJ please contact her by email Not all of these coffee time chats can be enjoyed at our studio location,for obvious reasons, so we are more than happy to make arrangements to come along to your location.

SBCN Launches Coffee Time Chat

We're delighted to launch SBCN Coffee Time Chat - a video series featuring interviews with SBCN members, sponsors and business leaders.

As you know, we promote getting to know your network by meeting face-to-face over a coffee to build strong relationships. We're extending this concept to video, where SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner will be sharing a coffee with some inspiring members of our community.

View our introduction and first Coffee Time Chat.

A Candid And Open Testimonial via an SBCN Member

LindaOJ here, co-founder of the SBCN and I want to share this very candid and open testimonial from one of the SBCN Waterloo Members for a couple of reasons. In business today it is a constant struggle to retain clients and know they are loyal to your business. Being totally honest I know from my perspective as a customer I sometimes to forget to say thank you or well done to the people with whom I do business. When we, the SBCN, receives those thank you's and people share with us they are happy to be a part of our organization we know without a doubt we are doing something right.

Happy New Year - 2014 is Going to be an Awesome Year For Business!

Happy and prosperous New Year and Thank You for your support in 2013.

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) has a lot of exciting plans for this new year and we want you to know that we are here to continue to guide, support, mentor and cheer you on as you take the next steps to your success.


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