Hello February!

Verbena Marketing is pleased to bring you the February 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 Best Business Book in the World

Make sure to add a copy of The Best Business Book in the World by Jill Salzman to your bookshelf! Salzman is the founder of The Founding Moms, award-winning TED speaker and successful entrepreneur many times over. 

This digest of tips, thoughts, anecdotes and tools can be read cover-to-cover or a page at a time. The content is a collection of Salzman’s daily emails she sends to her 12,000 plus subscribers and like her subscribers, you will come away with a list of action items, newfound inspiration and new resources to explore. 

On Your Desktop

Wunderlist

Looking to get more organized? Wunderlist might be the answer! This free and easy-to-use app is straightforward and easy to use with lots of options to customize what works best for you: make lists, manage and organize items into folders, assign deadlines, insert more items, filter tasks, and display your schedule are just some of the things you can do.
 

On Your Mind

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.”
– Marie Forleo
 

In Your Toolbox
6 Common Sense Time Management Tips!

1. Start your day with a clear focus.

Have a plan for what you want to accomplish each day before you get started. Spending as little as 5 minutes mapping out your day will save you hours scrambling to get it all done.

2. Have a dynamic task list.

Create a living task list that you update and revise regularly. Make sure your list gives you a quick overview of everything that’s urgent and important, but also includes big picture stuff.

3. Do the most important things first.

Sounds obvious, but it’s very easy to whittle away a day with the small stuff. 

4. Minimize interruptions.

This is a no-brainer that the more uninterrupted time you get during the day to work on important tasks, the more effective you’ll be. So PUT DOWN your phone!

5. Stop procrastinating and be accountable.

Don’t put off what you need to do or what you don’t want to do. If you can’t get it done, enlist the help of an accountability partner or group. 

6. Review your day.

Spend 5-10 minutes reviewing your task list every day before you close your computer. This will get you one step further ahead to get started tomorrow.

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
https://bossladiesassociation.com
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 Social: Cloverdale
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Heart

Small Business Accounting
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Heart

Business in Langley
www.facebook.com/groups/businessinlangley/
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown bag lunch at Travel Professionals in the ME Plaza

Connect Now Business Network Langley Chapter
www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Poseidon Greek Restaurant

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

U40 Networking Social
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chaberton Estate Winery

February 2019 Dinner Meeting – BC Housing
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cascades Casino Coast Hotel & Convention Centre

Lunch & Learn – The Power of Controls & Efficiency For a Strong Business 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

The Heart
www.theheartcloverdale.com
Work Together Wednesday
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Heart, Cloverdale

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
www.facebook.com/VWNLangley/
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre

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