Starting out in the world of business isn’t easy, and it’s hard to guarantee career success.
That’s why it can be hugely beneficial to learn from others who are already established in the industry.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or a young professional starting your career, becoming a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is one of the most valuable things you can do. It opens doors to a network of thousands of business contacts, surrounding you with some of our city’s brightest minds.
And it goes beyond mere mingling. To help you see why joining this group of business pros could help take your career to the next level, we’ve compiled a list of five benefits that you can enjoy as a member.
Strengthen your business acumen
At the end of the day, a membership means access to valuable information and resources that allow you to strengthen your business skills, develop your teams, and expand your markets. These are vital components to achieving success in the world of business today. This is particularly true for those who more recently started calling Vancouver home, or those who are at the beginning of their careers, and could also benefit from more local knowledge.
Hear from business magnates
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has a reputation that attracts everyone from Prime Ministers and Presidents to global influencers and industry magnates. Over the last few years, speakers have included Justin Trudeau, Mayor Gregor Robertson, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, B.C. Premier John Horgan, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, and even Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson.
Access a unique network of contacts
If your business takes full advantage of everything the Board of Trade offers, you’ll gain access to a network of world-class business leaders, professionals from all industry sectors, and, perhaps most importantly, new potential customers and clients. There are at least 50 networking events open to members each year, too.
Build leadership skills with signature programs
One of the best features of your membership with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is the fact that you can take part in their signature programs to accelerate your growth and power your leadership success. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at in your career of business leadership, these programs can help support and inspire you.
Top post-secondary students from schools across the Vancouver region are connected with leading industry professionals to experience a year of accelerated professional and personal growth. It’s recognized as the premier mentorship program in BC.
This program was established to help people under the age of 35 acquire the skills needed to advance their careers as there’s now a higher number of millennials stepping into leadership roles than before.
As one of Canada’s largest women’s business networking groups, Women’s Leadership Circle promotes increased diversity in the B.C. business community.
As a development program, this council connects, educates, and equips entrepreneurs and small business owners to grow their networks and take their companies to the next stage of growth.
All of the perks
There’s no other organization in Western Canada that offers as many business-building and networking activities than the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Combine this with exclusive membership services and savings, and you’ve got yourself a pretty cool club.
For more information on how you can become a member visit the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade now and register for an upcoming program.
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