2020 review and goals for 2021

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It is already February 2021 and I have not written a yearly post or made any goals for 2021. Maybe you are reading this in the future it has almost been a year the world has been in a pandemic.  In my area most businesses that serve food or retail and schools are open. Other things like religious services, group events, and movie theaters are closed. We should only socialize with our household or if we live alone one or two other people. Other places have more severe lock downs.  My personal situation is my mom and I only socialize indoors with each other. On occasion I will meet a coworker for an outdoor walk and a takeout coffee. We are allowed to eat inside restaurants but I don't feel comfortable. I do pick up take out or visit a coffee shop and get a coffee to go. I am also still working from home but most of my office is back in the office with safety plans in place.  It has almost been a year since I have been inside the office. I think it will be a few more mont

Small Business BC Vancity Seminar and Instagram

I have some catching up to do on blog posts and there will be some catch up posts in the next couple of weeks. I took a vacation and also took one from blogging but I have a lot to write about. I am going to start with a quick update about today.

Today I attended a free seminar that was put on by small business BC and Vancity. I really initially signed up for it because the location was a short walk away and free breakfast. It ended up being a great networking event I met a few people I have actually met from other seminars or events I have attended in the past and met a few new people that are involved in the business community. If I was actively involved in a business currently which I am not,  I would have made some great contacts today and found some potential new clients. I highly recommend attending community networking events if you have the time. These networking opportunities are invaluable. I know they are very intimidating if you have never been to any and you go by yourself. I actually used to be a very shy person and going in to a room full of strangers was not my favourite thing to do. I used to try and get friends to go with me but they are busy and I do meet more people when I am on my own. I always seem to meet people and usually their are people I know from other events but if I am ever in an awkward situation I just get some food or go to the bathroom and wait for the event to start.  I didn't win any of the door prizes this time but they also have great prizes and a limited number of people to win them. I did get a free promo code for a course at small business bc that is $50 regular price.  I also had an excellent free coffee and muffin provided by cafe Divano and a really good free lunch provided by Pasta Polo.

The other great part about attending this event is I met someone who worked for a company that I have had some issues with. This person remembered me from just being around and she was actually able to make me a little happier with the company by giving me a credit and listening to my problems which I didn't get results on by dealing with head office. It really puts the company in a better light when their employees have the power to resolve issues and provide great service when you aren't in the place of employment.

The other highlight of the day I have been avoiding getting an instragram account for awhile now but it seems to be the new way to get contests or free samples. I met someone in marketing today that suggested that Instagram is just a necessity now so I finally did it. Follow me on livingvancouverloca.

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