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.

Craig Herner, Ultimate Vision Web & IT Solutions

I have been a member of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) for over 7 years. This networking group has been very inviting and I have met many great people over the years, many whom I have cultivated relationships with, both professionally and personally.

Networking is not a short sprint, it is a marathon. You need to build relationships with people before you can trust them and refer them to others you know. Giving a poor referral reflects badly on your business and on you as a person. If you expect instantaneous referrals, then you are doing networking wrong. With the SBCN I have developed countless relationships over the years, and over time business has flowed in both directions.

The SBCN is a great organization because not only do you get to meet great people, but it is educational as well. Most meetings has a member presenting, and on occasion an outside guest speaker will present on an interesting topic most will learn from.

I recommend the SBCN to any small business owner that is looking to grow their business, meet other small business owners, and grow relationships that will last a lifetime.

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.

Pam Martin, Resume MakeOver

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

Donna Simpson, SendOutCards

I have been a Member of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) since June 2013. After attending the first Networking Event, I truly wanted to be a member of this organization. The atmosphere throughout the evening was warm, the energy positive and the words spoken by the Co-Founders of the SBCN were encouraging. I feel special when in the presence of Linda and Dave. They share ideas on how to network and who to specifically network with.

Linda and Dave show their members are Appreciated by hosting special Member Appreciation events, summer socials, etc. They want their members to succeed with their businesses and will assist in anyway they can. I have met and connected with wonderful new entrepreneurs.  I have become their customers and they have become mine. I promote SBCN and Co-Founders Linda and Dave Ockwell-Jenner at every opportunity.

Kerstin Kramer, Premier Focus

To me the SBCN distinguishes itself as "the business networking group with the personal touch". The owners Linda and Dave care about the folks that partake in the monthly meetings, trying to introduce people to one another and helping to foster new connections. New faces are welcomed with open arms and feedback is always welcome. Events are planned with great care and a drive for continuous improvement of the events is noted. It is refreshing to see a new approach to business networking, which encourages casual conversation with a business twist rather than dry sales pitches in an environment that is too stiff to feel comfortable in. Thank you for the good work you do Dave & Linda! I am happy to be a part of the SBCN!

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 Rochon, Respecting The Process

Signing up for the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) was a no brainer for my company. Thee 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.

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.

Ian Inglis, Remax

My business is referral based and I am a big believer in Networking. I joined the SBCN over 5 years ago,and have had the opportunity to meet and develop business and personal relationships with many of the members, and it has been a win-win for all of us. David and our social sweetheart Linda ,have provided a great venue for us to build our businesses. I like the fact that there are many different types of businesses, who are members,  and have enjoyed learning about there successes and challenges. Thank you to Linda and Dave for their support and providing such a great networking opportunity.