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.

Welcome to Joanne Young Evans

We're very pleased to welcome the newest member of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN).

Joanne Young Evans is CEO of PeaceWorks Technology Solutions, and joins our Waterloo Region chapter. PeaceWorks aim is to make the benfits of technology affordable and accessible to all organizations.

We encourage you to find out more about Joanne and Peaceworks by contacting her.

Welcome to our Latest Members

We are excited to welcome two new members of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN).

Simon Dowrick is Consumer Shows & Services Manager at Grand River Shows, part of the Waterloo Region Record. If you attended our MarketPlace Conference this year, you may have already seen Simon featured as one our presenters. You may also have attended some of the shows that Simon is responsible for, such as the Total Woman Show and the Food & Drink Show.

Small Business Community Network (SBCN) Celebrates 10 Years Thanks to Everyone

Happy to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) this evening,along with Dave Ockwell-Jenner co-founder. Thanks to all of our community supporters, sponsors, TELUS,Waterloo Region Small Business Centre,Greater Barrie Business Centre,Stratford Country Club,volunteers,Brendan Waller,Nelson Dunk,Angela Collens & Dina Elliott & long time member Adam Smith. Without your support we would not have been able to help so many SMB's grow their business to the next level. to check out our wonderful members.

Be in it to win - LindaOJ's Letter to The Record Newspaper

LinkedIn, a great online resource with valuable opportunities, along with the Small Business Community Network, and the chamber of commerce, to name a few, are equally valuable with the opportunities offered to meet people through the traditional face-to-face networking events regularly offered.

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Canadian small businesses help support the next-generation of entrepreneurs

You can listen to my recent podcast interview with Jim Senko, Vice President, Small Business Solutions, TELUS :  Jim talks  about the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) - and TELUS' tremendous support of entrepreneurs. TELUS launches November smartphone campaign, donates $50 from the sale of every smartphone on a TELUS Small Business SharePlus Plan to CYBF.


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