Elaine Bennett MSW, RSW
Elaine Bennett MSW, RSW
While I was updating the advertising notes for this week’s Grow Vantage class… an article came out after BuzzSumo studied Facebook posts… 777 million of them. One of the key findings was that Facebook posts with Video performs better than other posts. Yikes! It’s an interesting article… “https://blog.bufferapp.com/facebook-marketing-2019?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=blog&utm_source=BuzzSumo&utm_campaign=ca4fac1852-EMAIL_Buffer+Blog+-+Other_10Jan19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5accb2bbef-ca4fac1852-43386535
I’ve also found this interesting article from Wistia on tips for Video advertising.
Here is the link to this one:
Happy Marketing everyone
I’ve received a message from Amy De Wolfe of Renegade. We haven’t met but we have mutual connections and I wanted to pass this opportunity along for the announcements. Please let others know as well.
We are offering shared Commercial Kitchen space available at 50 Dunlop St E. And thought that this may be of interest to some of your clients, as we know first-hand that shared kitchen space can be difficult to find.
We asked you about GV networking, and many of you let us know that attending Alumni Lunch can be challenging. Well lunch is in the middle of the day, after all and sometimes it’s hard to get away. But we think it’s important that we can get together and stay connected.
We think it’s even more important that we include up and coming alumni (aka current group members)!
So please join us this coming Tuesday, January 8th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Suite Success at ESS Direct. (in the Donna Douglas room… of course). Going forward we’ll meet the first Tuesday of the month.
We’ll get to know one another and set our format going forward… oh and 2 things:
First, it’s free to attend
And, second if as an Alumni you would like to stay and attend a class… please let me know. 2019 will be a year of change, and we’re looking at ways for alumni to keep up to date on the changing world of business. Tuesday’s class is Marketing.
Any questions? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re putting the finishing touches on the 2 Mastermind Groups we’re offering in 2019, but we could use your feedback (and thank you to anyone who has helped out already). We released a quick survey over the holidays but now the holidays are over, it would be great if you would take just a few minutes to give us feedback. (We’ll close the survey on January 10th).
Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/GMLWXHQ
(And if you are curious about the details of the groups… here is a link https://www.growvantage.com/about-grow-vantage/2019-mastermind-groups/
(And get you to stick to your goals)
Now that you’ve had a look back at 2018 – it’s time to look forward.
During an inspiration session, when I ask where you want to be in 5 years – it’s relatively easy. No pressure. We have lots of time to achieve even the most elaborate plans.
But when it’s the beginning of January and we’re trying to decide what we’re going to achieve by the end of the year … it can be a little more daunting.
Okay – say we have a goal. But before we can get started on that goal – there are things to plan, things to learn, things to prepare, fears to squash… Do you know the cycle? Thinking too much, changing your mind, doubting yourself, getting distracted, becoming afraid, getting distracted, letting it drift to the bottom of the pile…
Time can disappear so quickly while we negotiate with ourselves.
After all – it’s only January…or February….and 12 months can become 9, or 10, or never.
What can we do instead?
Take one step, then another one. And keep going.
What are your goals this year? What you would add to this list? Leave us a comment.
We would like to increase the # of <30 applicants and need your help. The program is funded by the province and one of the goals is to host a significant number of entrepreneurs 30 and under. Please help us spread the word to young entrepreneurs in your network. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are currently in businesses (website + revenue) and have a strong desire to grow.
And didn’t notice that it was populated by many GVers… So I thought I would send out the link. It appears that vendors can still register if they are interested. Going by your trade show class… it would be great to check on who they are expecting (and how many) although because this is apparently their first time at the Barrie Country Club – they may not have too much information. They also refer to another event.
Here is a link to the vendor page: https://diamondsanddreamsweddingshow.ca/vendors-1
And the link to the registration page is: https://diamondsanddreamsweddingshow.ca/contact-us
Mark your calendars for a new after 5 networking group to replace Alumni Lunch. Although I’m sorry to see this tradition end, it has been increasingly difficult for people to break away from business during lunchtime.
Here’s what we’re proposing:
A meeting at Suite Success at ESS Direct on the 2nd Tuesday of the month? Why?
It’s valuable for alumni to get together – and even more valuable for alumni to meet the people who are currently going through the program – and on a Tuesday at 5pm it will allow more of you to get together. We’ll provide coffee and tea and good conversation. We are also going to introduce problem solving as needed, and idea sharing.
As a bonus – the meetings will (almost always) take place on the evening of a Grow Vantage class. If you’d like to stay and join us for that class – please let me know. A listing of events will be updated in the next few days on the Grow Vantage website under the “Events” tab.
Our inaugural meeting will take place on January 8th. Here are the details:
Thank you for your feedback on getting together.
Patricia Dent, email@example.com
As business begins to wind down (later than usual this year, don’t you think?) I find myself thinking about 2018 and what it meant for me and Grow Vantage.
But first… a few thoughts that arose as I’ve looked back:
I’ve had a lot of discussions with Grow Vantagers (GVers for short) about how to banish distraction, stay on top of time, and go further (as quickly as possible). So I thought it would be a good subject to get into. Here are a few guidelines to think about:
As you look back this year, try an exercise our GV Mastermind did recently: “How did you do?” Leave a comment and let me know your ahas!
As you wind down, I also want to send you wishes for a wonderful holiday season (however you may celebrate it) from our our family to yours…