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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.


Mar 14 – Next Level Secrets for a 6-Figure Business With Stephanie Treasure

We are thrilled to take part on GC members Stephanie Treasure’s summit and share on March 16 our strategies on successful networking and collaboration.

Our new member Stephanie Treasure is hosting a summit (our interview will air on March 16). It is a unique format with informative panel-style interviews, daily interactive LIVE training, LIVE networking, LIVE implementation sessions with free coaching, exciting prizes and a beautiful downloadable handbook with key resources and summit guide – ALL FREE.


RECAP Jan 14 & 15 – Grand Connections Through Collaboration With Susan Jarema at The Global Konnection Summit

Susan is speaking at the BeeKonnected Summit on Saturday on collaboration strategies that get you results!

Topics cover the entire range of business needs from mindset to making millions.

Keynotes include mega stars such as James Miller (Podcast Star of Lifeology), Marie Diamond (from the hit movie “The Secret”) and Bill Walsh (A master of How to Thrive in any Economy).


May 26 Spiral Dynamics Summit Talk – Increase Your Net Worth Through Your Network: Networking Best Practices

Join Susan and Carolyn for an interview May 26 3:30 pm PDT at the Spiral Dynamics Coaches Summit. This summit is free for everyone! If you are a coach or interested in learning more about a multitude of business topics, we welcome you. Our talk is on networking and we’d love to have you join us! We are going to share our philosophy on the Network Effect and The Grand Connection Six Essential Principles of Networking that create successful collaborations, supportive and profitable referral partners, and meaningful joint ventures.

On May 24th – 26th, the Spiral Dynamics® Coaches’ Summit is featuring some of the world’s best speakers, coaches and educators on “How to Rock ALL Aspects of Coaching”. Natasha Todorovic, the founder of this summit, was a panel speaker at our April 9 Grand Connection and shared a wealth of knowledge for our community. You can watch her talk in our facebook group.


Carolyn Cooper McOuatt on Focus & Freedom Podcast With Val Low

A special thank you to Val Low who is one of our facilitators with the Grand Connection. She has a brilliant podcast called Focus and Freedom and she had me on her show. She provides her clients with her own signature Focus & Freedom™ Method and Planner that supports entrepreneurs to have an opportunity to experience more focus, time and freedom. Val loves nothing better than showing entrepreneurs how to calm the overwhelm and distractions with focus and efficiency strategies and tools that enable them to have the freedom to do the things that make the most of their business and life. Visit Val’s Website:

FOCUS & FREEDOM PODCAST: Val Low & Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt


My interview with Val focused on inspiring people to make the decision to Live Above the Line. We too often either bounce below the line or meet the top of our comfort zone, which is the line. I shared how we can make the choice to stretch our comfort zone farther and farther with a sense of wonder, having an open mind, clear purpose and a plan to take action towards a positive future.