Hello September!

We hope you had a fantastic summer! Verbena Marketing is happy to be back-to-business after taking a hiatus during the short summer months! We’re pleased to bring you the September 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 E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work

An oldie, but a goodie! If you haven’t read The E-Myth – the original version – or The E-Myth Revisited – it’s a must for anyone either thinking of starting or already in business for themselves. This read is a classic and consistently recommended over and over again.

Author Michael E. Gerber shares how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.

Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. He also draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.

If you have a reading suggestion for a future issue of Cultivating Connections, please get in touch!

On Your Desktop
Docusign is a app DocuSign allows you to send, sign, and approve documents from anywhere anytime. You can also prepare documents, gather signatures, and have customers sign in person using a smartphone or tablet. It also has additional features that can help you assemble documents, secure data, and validate signers. With a free and paid version of the app, Docusign might be the right tool for you for sending and receiving digital documents. And in this day and age,who isn’t?

On Your Mind

“If ‘Plan A’ didn’t work … remember, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” 

– Miriam Andrews

In Your Calendar
Upcoming Featured Events


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. 

Intro to Social Media
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Heart Cloverdale

How to Monetize Your Blog
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Business Bestie Social 
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Reimagining Work Life Balance
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce – YAAASSS SPEED NETWORKING!!!!!!! Back by popular demand!
Wednesday, October 3, 2019, 5 pm – 7 pm
The Clayton Public House
Don’t miss speed networking! It’s a fast, fun and EASY way to make connections! Tickets are only $10 and include free appys!

Work Together Wednesday at The Heart
Wednesday, Wednesday, October 3, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


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