Happy New Year!

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

It’s a new year and a new beginning! It’s time to get started on the path to reach your goals for the year! Do you know what you want to achieve personally and professionally? Have you created a tangible strategy for 2018 yet? It’s time! You got this!

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
#GIRLBOSS

#GIRLBOSS is an entrepreneurial modern day rags to riches story featuring the autobiography of Sophia Amoruso. In this inspiring read, Sophia shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers and most recognized brands in the world.

As Nasty Gal founder and CEO of Girlboss, Sophia was never a follower. She’s written #GIRLBOSS for those who are willing to carve their path to success even when others don’t believe in them.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful is about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; and about always staying true to who you are.

www.girlboss.com

On Your Desktop

www.lumen5.com

Feeling behind on your social media game and not yet on the video bandwagon? Then Lumen5 is worth a try.
Lumen5 is a free and easy-to-use tool that turns blog posts into sharable social media videos. You just enter your blog post URL and use the program to match your content with images and music. The software also has features so you can customize your video to reflect  your brand.
The end result won’t be the caliber of that of a professional, but Lumen5 can help you get out of social media dark ages.

On Your Mind

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

In Your Toolbox

Do something to build your network every single day. Make it a habit. The more you do, the more comfortable you will be with it. Plus, your business will benefit. Every day is an opportunity to get better. Connect with at least one person professionally every day. Try following up with someone you already know or ask for an introduction from a mutual connection.

In Your Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

Cultivating Connections Cafe
Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30 am
Tracycakes, Murrayville

Think and Grow Rich for Women
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cascades Casino

Unapologetically HER
Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:00 pm onwards
Cascades Casino

Business and Professional Women Langley – BPW Langley
www.bpwlangley.com/event/january-17-dinner-meeting/

Dinner Meeting
January 17, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Business in Langley
www.facebook.com/groups/businessinlangley/

Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, NY Bar & Grill
Last Friday of the Month: 9:00 am, Morning Glory Restaurant

Connect Now Business Network
www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/

Langley: 1st Wednesday of the month, 11:15 am, Coast Hotel
Abbotsford: 2nd Tuesday of the month 11:15 am, Denny’s
Plus many other events throughout the Lower Mainland

Fraser Valley Boss Ladies
www.facebook.com/pg/Fvbossladies/events/?ref=page_internal 

Fraser Valley Freelancers
www.fvfreelancers.ca/events/

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
www.langleychamber.com/events/catgid/3

New Year New Connection  2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner Meeting
January 16, 2018
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thinkreferrals Business Network – Various Chapters
www.trbn.com
Various chapter events throughout the Fraser Valley

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
www.valleywomensnetwork.com
Luncheon 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July and August)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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