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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 17:59

The Voice of Leadership - Mark Simmons

BNI UP President Mark Simmons is featured on an upcoming Radio Show.

On August 11th, 2014 you can hear Mark Simmons talk about Creating connection and giving voice to those struggling to be heard. - See more at: http://www.thevoiceofleadership.com/men--women--and-other-truths.html

Thursday, 17 July 2014 22:39

Summer Time Networking Advantages

Why THIS is the time for networking

It’s summer in Vancouver and the weather is amazing. After spending the majority of the year under an umbrella, who can resist spending every spare moment at the beach and on a patio? It may sound counter-intuitive, but if you’re an entrepreneur, this is a key time for networking. Here are a few reasons to work expanding your professional circle into your summer schedule.

Your Competition is Networking Right Now

Businessman-On-Beach-With-Lapt-2860816-500pxThose of us who have written off the possibility of making new business contacts in the summer are leaving the net wide open for motivated entrepreneurs who are looking to expand their networks. Consider seasonal businesses that need extra support while the sun is shining, or are working hard in preparation for an upcoming busy season. Professionals who are employed full-time may have flexible summer schedules allowing them to attend networking functions and have meetings with new prospective vendors.

Your Competition isn't Networking Right Now

This is your opportunity to get ahead of those in your industry who are less motivated. Consider that there may be opportunities to provide products or services to clients whose regular vendors are away on holiday.

Business Relationships Can Take Months to 'Pay Out'

Has a connection ever hired you months or even years after your first initial meeting? Consider that business relationships, contracts and referrals that you are involved in now may come to fruition in the fall or winter when everyone else is back scrambling for new work.

Procrastination Pays No One

As hard-working entrepreneurs, we know that opportunities fly by quickly along with stacks of unclaimed cash. Consider attending networking and social functions this summer as a way of growing your business.

If you’re interested in meeting a dynamic group of Vancouver-based business professionals who are passionate about supporting each others’ business growth, consider visiting our referral networking group for breakfast on a Wednesday morning. We meet downtown at the Renaissance Hotel and parking is free. Find out more here.

Saturday, 28 June 2014 16:58

Fitness Trainer & Printer Visitor Day

Are you a Fitness Trainer or a Printer?

You're invited Wed July 16th, 2014 to network and promote your business. You could meet your next biggest client...

We are looking for high quality, reliable fitness trainers and printers to come network with us and join in our pool of referrals. If you are looking to meet fitness trainers or printers come join us on this day. We are a friendly, positive and out-going group of business professionals. Come make connections that last!

REGISTRATION

You will notice that our events are organized, efficient ways to learn about everyones business while still having fun in the process. You'll be impressed by the amount of work that gets done before the rest of your office gets to work.

Bring a pocketful of business cards and a great attitude.

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Venue:
The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street @ Thurlow

Time:
7am - 9am

Admission:
$27 cash or credit card

Register Here:
http://bniup.com

Who should attend?

  • Business owners looking for more customers.
  • Individuals looking to expand your network.
  • People interested to meet any of our members.
  • Marketing or sales people of a company looking to expand their marketing efforts.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start a business.
  • Passionate business people that have established businesses and are thinking of joining a community network such as this who are ready to grow their business and become a member.
  • People looking to meet fitness trainers or printers.

We want to meet YOU!

Our most wanted list of professions that we want to connect with:

  • Fitness Trainer
  • Printer
  • Interior Designer
  • Painter
  • RMT
  • Electritian
  • Nutritionist

In order to register please contact one of our members, email info@bniup.com or register here or using the form below. We do have limits on seating so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. The hotel does require us to notify them before Tuesday at 12 pm noon how many guests will be attending. Please notify us before then to reserve your spot.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 00:00

September 17th, BNI UP Visitor Day

Come join us for breakfast!

BNI Urban Professionals is happy to announce BNI UP Visitor Day. 

This event will be held on September 17th, 2014.

Meeting Time: 6:30 am - 9am (Networking from 6:30 am - 7 am. Meeting starts at 7 am sharp.)

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
3rd Floor - 1133 West Hastings Street @ Thurlow

Map to location

Price: $30 cash or credit

Reserve Your Seat - Register Now!

 

Why Attend?

Our members are passionate about what they do and all are well seasoned in their industries. The trust we share within our network allows for qualified leads and referrals to be passed during our meetings.

What to expect?

You'll be introduced to 40+ entrepreneurs that are actively growing their business and looking to connect with other likeminded individuals. We are a friendly bunch and really enjoy meeting new people and learning about their passions and what makes them unique.

Come with a 30-45 second pitch of who you are, what your business is about and what makes you unique.

bni-up-visitor-dayOur meetings are organized and efficient. Firstly, the members of our group tell you in the introduction pitches about who they are. This gives you some time to hear how other people talk about themselves. Once all the members have taken their turn you'll be able to stand up and tell everyone about what you do. An exellent opportunity to get your message heard.

When you arrive at registration you'll receive an envelope which contains all members business cards. This helps you stay connected if you didn't get a chance to exchange cards during the meeting.

**Note: Bring lots of business cards**

Who should attend?

  • Business owners looking for more customers.
  • Individuals looking to expand your network.
  • People interested to meet any of our members.
  • Marketing or sales people of a company looking to expand their marketing efforts.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start a business.
  • Passionate business people that have established businesses and are thinking of joining a community network such as this who are ready to grow their business and become a member.

Our most wanted list of professions that we want to connect with:

  • Printing
  • Naturopath
  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Painter
  • Landscaper
  • Electrician
  • Business Lawyer
  • Caterer
  • Event Planner

This promises to be an exciting event. In order to register please contact one of our members, email info@bniup.com or register here. We do have limits on seating so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. The hotel does require us to notify them before Tuesday at 12 pm noon how many guests will be attending. Please notify us before then to reserve your spot.

Reserve Your Seat - Register Now!

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Monday, 09 June 2014 21:58

Did you skip breakfast?

We’ve all heard that a hearty breakfast helps us start the day with energy. At BNI Urban Professionals, we meet every Wednesday morning for breakfast, networking, and to help each other grow our businesses. Last year, we’ve already helped our members earn over two hundred thousand dollars through closed business and connections made during these morning meetings.

If you’d like to try starting your day off with more energy, join us for breakfast on Wednesday. You’ll meet lots of new people and be done before 9 am! We’d love to meet you and show you how we support each other through referral marketing. As we say in BNI, “missing this breakfast could be hazardous to your wealth!”

Monday, 02 June 2014 16:50

Upcoming Presentations at BNI UP

Do you know what type of insurance an amphibious vehicle needs?

How can you get to the top of search results in LinkedIn?

How do you take a great portrait when it’s very bright and sunny out? What is better, a fixed or variable-rate mortgage, and why? We’ve learned about these topics and more during ten minute presentations at BNI UP.

At BNI UP, each member of our referral marketing group gets a chance to showcase their business for ten minutes, in order to further educate the group about what they do. One member presents each week. Some presentations involve an interactive demonstration, others have a video presentation or brief PowerPoint slideshow.

Listening to the ten minute presentations helps the members and guests find out more about the speaker’s business and what types of referrals and connections would be ideal for them. Attendees can always count on learning something and having the opportunity to ask questions. We conclude each presentation with a door prize draw.

Some of our upcoming speakers include:

  • Mark Simmons, personal/business coach (June 4) - REGISTER
  • Flora Gordon, certified graphic designer (June 11) - REGISTER
  • Julie Jones, mortgage broker (June 18) - REGISTER
  • Kevin Hicks, internet marketing specialist (June 25) - REGISTER

Come visit us for breakfast for networking, a presentation, and the chance to meet other likeminded business professionals.

We’d love to meet you!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:07

BNI UP Visitors Day May 14 2014

Would you like to meet 50 Vancouver business professionals for breakfast?

You're invited Wed May 14 to network and promote your business. You could meet your next biggest client...

REGISTRATION

You will notice that our events are organized, efficient ways to learn about everyones business while still having fun in the process. You'll be impressed by the amount of work that gets done before the rest of your office gets to work.

Bring a pocketful of business cards and a great attitude.

visitor-day-2014

Venue:
The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street @ Thurlow

Time:
7am - 9am

Admission:
$25 cash or credit card

Register Here:
http://bniup.com

Who should attend?

  • Business owners looking for more customers.
  • Individuals looking to expand your network.
  • People interested to meet any of our members.
  • Marketing or sales people of a company looking to expand their marketing efforts.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start a business.
  • Passionate business people that have established businesses and are thinking of joining a community network such as this who are ready to grow their business and become a member.

We want to meet YOU!

Our most wanted list of professions that we want to connect with:

  • Interior Designer
  • Painter
  • RMT
  • Electritian
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Nutritionist

This promises to be an exciting event. In order to register please contact one of our members, email info@bniup.com or register here or using the form below. We do have limits on seating so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. The hotel does require us to notify them before Tuesday at 12 pm noon how many guests will be attending. Please notify us before then to reserve your spot.

 

 

Monday, 14 April 2014 12:37

Business Owners Wanted

BNI UP is looking for business owners who want to see their sales and profits increase.

We are looking for new members for our growing chapter of Urban Professionals who meet on a weekly basis to help each others’ businesses grow through referrals. Imagine working with a team of highly motivated sales people who are looking to bring you new business.

Because BNI only allows one of every profession to join a chapter, this helps members lock out their competition.

Here are some of the positions we’re looking to fill.

Electrician: this position is a great fit in our BNI chapter and has shown to be very profitable in the past. Potential referral partners already in the group are: general contractor, plumbing / heating specialist, real estate agent.

Printer: we’re eager to help you grow your printing business. Potential referral partners include a graphic designer (who specializes in design for print), photographer and others. Not to mention our members themselves will have printing needs ranging from business cards, brochures, folders, presentation boards and flyers.

Personal Trainer: come help us get in shape. Potential referral partners include: a chiropractor, a personal injury lawyer, and more. We’re looking to grow our health and wellness team, and you could be a key part.

Copywriter: we’d love to have you in our group, as we have a strong business “power team”. A copywriter or content specialist could work with our social media specialist, graphic designer, internet marketing specialist, business consultant and others.

Caterer: this position has been profitable for our chapter in the past. As a group of professionals, we’re invited to lots of events that need fantastic food.

Other positions we’re looking to fill: nutritionist, RMT, accountant, sign printer, painter.

If you are interested, please register below.

Register to Visit Us:

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:04

Andrew Lasko

Position: Realtor

Saturday, 01 March 2014 12:58

We want your feedback

What was your favorite part of the meeting?

At BNI UP, we’re privileged to have a lot of great guests visit us for networking and breakfast on Wednesday mornings in downtown Vancouver. After the meeting, we often ask them what they enjoyed most about the meeting. Here are some of the answers we have gotten recently.

  • “I enjoyed the opportunity to meet likeminded business professionals.”
  • “I got a lot of new ideas about how to promote my business.”
  • “I thought that everyone was very approachable and professional. I’d like to learn more about becoming a member.”
  • “I was impressed at how energetic everyone was, considering it’s an early morning!”
  • “This was a great chance to meet new people and expand my network.”

Other guests mentioned specific members they are glad they connected with, as they saw potential business partnerships or opportunities with them.

If you’d like to come visit our group and see what we’re all about, please click here to register. We would be delighted to meet you over breakfast and find out about what you do.

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Join us for Breakfast

Meeting Date: Wednesday mornings
Meeting Time: 7am - 9am
Cost: $40 cash or credit card

Meeting Location:

Chambar Restaurant
568 Beatty Street
Crosstown, Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 2L3

Guest Registration

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