Tag Archives: VIEA

Paying Attention!

Ever wonder how some businesses seem to always be on the cutting edge?  It is not really that much of a surprise.  It usually is a combination of networking and observation. Networking will connect you with the information in the … Continue reading

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Today’s Reality

Flipping through the pages of the latest issue of BC Business I realize how crucial it is for businesses, all businesses, to keep current on what is happening and what may affect their place in the market. In 1973 I … Continue reading

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Meet the Players

If starting a business or maintaining an existing one, you need to network.  How large or broad that network is depends on the business and you market area.  Businesses sometimes only feel they need to network with their customers or … Continue reading

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Positive vs. Negative

Every day we are bombarded by media, whether television, radio, or print, with negative events in the world, in our country, and in our communities.  For many of us that becomes the expected or the norm as we go about … Continue reading

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So You Want to Move to Vancouver Island!

As an employment counsellor in Central Vancouver Island I saw 6 or 7 people a month who were new to the area and looking for work.  Typically they were from large metropolitan centres such as Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary or Vancouver.  … Continue reading

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The Vancouver Island Economy

It’s been a couple of days since the ‘State of the Island Economic Summit’, an annual two day event held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.  Reflecting back on the keynote speakers and the array of informative sessions, … Continue reading

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Business as Usual….Not!

We lead our day-to-day lives, busy, nose to the grindstone, trying to keep the business going whether we are an employee or owner. Sometimes we are too close, don’t see the changes going on around us. There is huge importance … Continue reading

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