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RECAP Jul 22 | Sales Breakthroughs With Eric Lofholm | Grand Connection

sales breakthroughs with eric lofholm

There were so many valuable nuggets to shift our mindset toward selling as a service.

If you missed the event, you will still be able to catch the recording in the Membership Hub Video Library, take his Silver Protégé Sales Training Course (Value $299) and download his new audio book “Continuous Sales Improvement” Audio Book (details below).

P.S. Eric’s audio book is available in the facebook group.


Does Your Website Make a Good First Impression? by Susan Jarema

You only have one chance to make a good first impression.

This first impression, and keeping your new visitors on your website is absolutely essential.

The hero section is the first thing people see when they visit your website. It is the area that shows up on the screen under your logo and menu, and is above the fold. (The fold is the part you have to scroll). This is one of the most important parts of your website to be done right because most people will leave if it loads slowly or does not deliver the right message.


Share the Love New Member Contest

We have a fabulous new contest over the summer to reward our community who are helping to grow and shape the Grand Connection.

Here’s how it works… Bring in 8 new members by the end of the 8th month (August) and you will win:

*A Speaker Spotlight at a large event

*A Grand Interview live stream

*8 months free membership (or $160)

*A private strategy session with Carolyn & Susan

*And lots of love!!!

Yes, 8 is great!


Business Community Comes Together to Support Entrepreneurs in Free EDUNetworking Event on June 2-3

Business Growth Buffet June 2-3
Members give back by sharing success tips
Grand Connection Community
Grand Connection’s Business Growth Buffet welcomes everyone to the free conference 2-3 June 2022
We alone can do so little. Together we can do a lot”

– Helen KellerPORT MOODY, British Columbia, Canada, May 30, 2022 / — “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” is a famous quote from Helen Keller who inspired the Grand Connection community on this Motivated to focus on Community, collaboration and grand donations. With this in mind, Grand Connections is hosting a two-day free online networking conference where seasoned members take it further by sharing their recipes for success. The event brings together masterminds, mentors and skill sharing to help others reduce mistakes and accelerate business growth.


The Grand Podcasters Welcome All to New Group at the Grand Connection | Press Release

Three Members of the Grand Connection, Joe Matz, Diana Lidstone, and Michelle Abraham, have come together to give back to give back to other entrepreneurs

Podcasting can be a lonely place when you don’t get live feedback and key indicators we have identified for success are community engagement, support and accountability”

— Michelle Abraham

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, June 10, 2022/ — There are over 2.8 million podcasts worldwide (according to and small businesses are creating huge success with audiences that are hyper targeted and eager to buy from their trusted podcast host. Three Members of the Grand Connection business community, Joe Matz, Diana Lidstone, and Michelle Abraham, have come together to give back by bringing entrepreneurs their very own podcasting group: The Grand Podcasters. This new group is open to anyone interested in the tips and tricks it takes to put together a successful podcast that boosts business outreach and visibility.


Grand Connection Community Supports Entrepreneurs by Giving Back: Members Collaborate to Give Over $8k in Free Gifts

“Grand Giving, being of service, is the underlying philosophy of the community”

— Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt


/ — The Grand Connection, a global networking community, is hosting its annual Spring Grand Giveaway offering thousands in gifts to support other businesses. Members of the community have contributed thousands of dollars in free training, business tools, and coaching to help businesses survive and thrive in uncertain times.


Grand Connection Supports Small Businesses Impacted by Pandemic.

New Business Community, the Grand Connection Supports Small Business Suffering from the Pandemic: Collaboration and Grand Giving Helps Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive in a Global Marketplace. It was the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, when two friends looked out over the edge of the Grand Canyon and knew they needed to do something. The world was about to change, and businesses would be suffering. Little did they know this would turn into something so grand.

The two founders, Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt, of Inspired Business Development and Susan Jarema of New Earth Marketing have been working with entrepreneurs for over three decades. The two met 25 years ago teaching business classes at a local college. “When Susan invited me to join her on a vacation in AZ in March 2020, I felt a calling to go” said Carolyn, “It was that breathless moment at the edge of the Grand Canyon where the inspiration to start our own grand adventure into the world of virtual networking events was born.


Aug 4 | 5 Steps to Building a Conscious Inspired Business Hosted by Carolyn Cooper- McOuatt

You are invited to join Carolyn in a free masterclass to build your business, big dreams and profits! Now is the right time to explore and tune into the truth of what leadership, value, inspiration, strategy, and support in your business means to you. This is an opportunity to discover what manifesting abundant success can be.

Thursday, Aug 4 from 12pm – 1:30pm PDT (3pm – 4:30pm EDT)

The session will be recorded if you can’t make it.


Jan 21 | The 6 Rules of Productivity With Mike Vardy

The 6 Rules of Productivity

Do you feel like you’re constantly behind on your to-do list?

Do you feel like you can never seem to get ahead?

If so, it’s time to change your approach to productivity. In this talk, productivity expert Mike Vardy will teach you the six rules of productivity that will help you take control of your time and get more done. Each rule is simple but effective, and when put together they can revolutionize the way you work. So if you’re ready to start getting more out of your days, join us when Mike delivers this presentation on The 6 Rules of Productivity.


Dec 2021 Grand Giveaway – Get Over $8k in Free Gifts!

Our Community is so Grand!

40+ gifts to support your business success and self growth for 2022?

This fabulous giveaway, contributed by generous members of the Grand Connection has over $8,000 in FREE GIFTS for you!!! 

Some of the 40+ gifts topics include: negotiation, building an eLearning system, success strategies, lead generation, profitability, prosperity, productivity, energy healing, readings, spirituality, humor, hypnosis, vision planning, content strategy, looking slimmer style guide, content planning, presentation skills, productivity, making money, intuitive reading, private coaching, leadership, marketing, relationships and even gardening for kids!

There is something for everyone….how Grand!

P.S. PAY IT FORWARDPlease share this Grand Giveaway with your friends, they will love you for it.


RECAP Dec 10 – Grand Connection Mega Networking Grand Giving Celebration & Giveaway

FRIDAY’S GRAND GIVEAWAY EVENT …was exactly that, JAM PACKED FULL of giveaways both in knowledge and FREE gifts from 6 of our members… Plus over $8k in giveaways for everyone from all our members! Get them here!

Members have a couple more days to contribute

6 GC Members shared their wisdom and experience around Grand Giving.

“People without vision lose hope!” – Carey Conley

Carey Conley of Vision is Victory – shared her 3 reasons for why a vision plan will help your business…


RECAP Nov 26 – 5 Key Consumer Post Pandemic Trends and Their Impact on YOUR Business for 2022 With Mary Charleson

WOW!! Friday was an intense event filled to overflowing with post-pandemic trends and insights from marketing expert, Mary Charleson of “5-Minute Marketing”. If you are looking for a place to start when it comes to tackling the next stage of real world marketing you won’t want to miss Mary’s “Top 5 Consumer Trends” … and how it will impact YOU and your business…

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