Testimonials

It's always good to know when you're doing something right. Our members have shared their thoughts on how the SBCN has helped them... and how we could help you too!

If you'd like to share how the SBCN has helped you, why not let us know?

Gary Brown, Future State of Affairs Inc.

I have been a member of SBCN for just over a year.  During this time, I have repeatedly seen evidence that the SBCN networking focus is genuine and sincere.  Some other networking groups seem to “talk the talk”, whereas the SBCN organization “walks the walk”.

I congratulate Dave and Linda, the Co-Founders of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) for their efforts over the past ten plus years.  They care about their community of small business owners and do what they can to help us to help ourselves.  My hat’s off to them both.  Thank you.

Nino Kamber, Smart IP

I want to share my thoughts and view about SBCN with everyone. SBCN, to me is not just a Small Business Community Network. It is a cultural and community gathering that we can all share our ideas, our thoughts, our experiences and our success as well as challenges. As I mentioned yesterday, I joined SBCN and love working with Linda and Dave because they have something in today's society very few businesses are successful at keeping: "People with creativity and that human touch". For me, that 2 hour drive during traffic, is worth it coming from Toronto. My personal vision is to see the network grow and bring in more members and grow the different chapters, so that we can gradually bring back something that has been missing for decades in the work force...the human touch in business. We also want to succeed and generate opportunities for our business, through networking which turn into sales and revenue. I know that most of us if not all of us one one thing common at SBCN, "we all love and have a passion for what we do. So thank you Dave and Linda.

Craig Herner, Ultimate Vision Web Design & Consulting

I joined the SBCN over 3 years ago and it has been an invaluable organization. I have met new friends, clients, colleagues, and have developed these relationships over the years. It takes commitment on your part, as simply showing up for one meeting and expect instant results is never the case with any group. Without the SBCN a lot of what I have accomplished over the past few years would not have been possible. Dave and Linda deserve a lot of credit for maintaining this organization for 10 years!

Adam Rochon, Respecting The Process

Becoming a member of the Small Business Community Network was a no brainer for my company. Their mentorship provides practical guidance and opens doors to environments where I can build relationships with other small business owners and truly network with a purpose.

Adam Smith, My IT Guy

I’ve enjoyed being a member of the SBCN for the last 9 years because it has always been a welcoming, friendly group of people. Over the years I’ve made many new friends and business relationships that I would have otherwise missed out on had it not been for the SBCN.

Lois Raats, Ready2Grow

I have worked with small business owners for many years and belong to many business organizations. I return to the SBCN every month because of the quality of its founders and members. Each person I've met through SBCN understands the value and importance of giving before getting. This creates a culture of abundance and opportunity for everyone, and is the reason why SBCN succeeds and grows year after year. SBCN provides a warm and welcoming community for anyone who owns their own business or provides value-added services to business owners.

Mike Diamond, AppCast

Belonging to several networking organizations got to be too much at one point and I had to scale back. The group I opted to stick with was the SBCN, because to me it offered the most value. The events are monthly (plus special events), which is easy to make time for. And if you make a commitment to attend as I have, it doesn't take long to start to build familiarity with the connections you've made. Plus new faces are sure to appear at almost every meeting, so it's easy to make new ones. Linda and Dave do a great job keeping the theme fresh and interesting, and the membership fee is trivial. To me, the SBCN is the essential networking group to belong to.

Brendan Waller, dsgn network

I have always believed in two things – Small businesses being a driving force behind economic growth, and the power of real face-to-face networking. With the Small Business Community Network, I have been fortunate enough to have found both.

When I was starting up the dsgn network, I was needing a way to get my name out in Kitchener-Waterloo, to engage with potential colleagues and clientele and to truly make myself the face of my business. With Linda and Dave's support over the past few years I can proudly say I have attained those goals. They are always willing to go above and beyond for me, and in turn, I have tried to do the same acting as not only the face of the dsgn network, but an Ambassador to the Waterloo Region Chapter of the SBCN.

If business owners are unsure about how to connect, engage and build true, lasting relationships then they only need to attend of one of the SBCN events. It is truly an environment where real, not Social networking thrives and you can find business connections and familiar, helpful people to build you own success.

Pam Martin, Resume MakeOver

The connections, advice, community and member involvement that are gained through this small business group are just invaluable.

Loretta Morrison Coaching

The SBCN was the first networking event I attended when I started my business. Linda Ockwell-Jenner greeted me at the door as if I was an invited guest in her home. She didn't stop there...Linda introduced me to many members of the SBCN who also made me feel welcome. This is the perfect event to overcome your fears about networking.