Hello March!

Verbena Marketing is pleased to bring you the March edition of Cultivating Connections, your monthly resource for networking opportunities, business tips, and professional development tools.

If you have an event, resource or tool you would like to share for possible inclusion in our next issue, please send it to hello@verbenamarketing.com

If you need help setting, meeting or exceeding your marketing and business development goals, we can help your business blossom!

On Your Reading List

The Five Second Rule

This month’s read is courtesy of Cynthia Dreger, Mortgage Consultant:
I HIGHLY recommend this book. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robins, I just finished it and I LOVED IT! It is changing my life, and I guarantee, if you follow it, it will change yours too. If you ever find your thoughts stopping you from just going for it, or fear getting in the way, whatever it is that is stopping you from achieving your goals. Mel will set you straight. It can have a positive impact on your health, your finances, all your goals! The effects are immediate and amazing. If you are anything like me, busy all the time, no time to read, you may find Audible.ca as awesome as I do. You can listen while you drive, cook dinner etc.…..whenever works for you. Mel Robbins narrates the book, which makes it WAY more motivating and real. As Mel says, “you are one decision away from a completely different life.” GO!!!
If you have a suggestion to be considered for a future issue of Cultivating Connections, get in touch!

On Your Desktop


Looking to for a tool to help you stay on top of your bookkeeping? Hubdoc might be the answer! Although it has a monthly fee, this handy platform fetches and stores all of your receipts and other paperwork with by simply snapping a photo  of it. How easy is that!?

On Your Mind

I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f—ing deli without hearing or seeing me.”
– Lady Gaga

In Your Toolbox
Verbena Marketing’s March Tip for a Better Brand
Do your market research. Then do it again every six months.

Make sure you know who your key competitors are and what they are doing well and not so well. Use this info to create your differentiator. Remember that your key differentiator may not be a product or service. It could be YOU.

In Your Calendar
Upcoming Featured Events


Verbena Marketing Networking Group
Cultivating Connections Cafe

Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated. 
RSVP for details including location

Boss Ladies – Fraser Valley Chapter
With a variety of professional development and networking events happening around the Fraser Valley this month, be sure to check out the Boss Ladies events page for all of the details. 

Business Bestie Brunch: Pinterest Workshop
Monday, March 4, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Heart

Shopify Worskhop
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Heart

Business Bestie Social: Cloverdale
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Heart

Instagram Workshop
Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 am – 11:00 am 
The Heart

Video Marketing
Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Heart

Business in Langley
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown bag lunch at Travel Professionals in the ME Plaza

Connect Now Business Network Langley Chapter
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Poseidon Greek Restaurant

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
U40 Lunch & Learn Series – Young Entrepreneurs: Road to Success Featuring Sara Hodson
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Deloitte LLP 
2019 Networking Open House
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Langley Golf & Banquet Centre 
Coffee & Conversation 2019 with MLA Mary Polak
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
March 2019 Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cascades Casino Coast Hotel & Convention Centre

Lunch & Learn – Building on Brand: Better Marketing Through the Power of Branding
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom 
Business After Hours Mixer 
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Residence

The Heart
Work Together Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Heart, Cloverdale

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre

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