Tag Archives: Volunteering


The annual Dragon Boat event took place in Nanaimo this past weekend.  The value of community really is evident by the sheer numbers involved in creating a successful event.  A volunteer board contributing hundreds of hours.  Save-On Foods sponsoring the … Continue reading

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Are They Really the Top 100?

One of my favourite magazines came out with its annual issue highlighting the ‘Top 100’ companies in British Columbia ranked by revenue.  The rise and fall in revenues over the past year is certainly one economic indicator within the various … Continue reading

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Why Support Local Businesses?

We hear a lot about supporting local businesses, especially at Christmas time.  Why is this a good thing and why should we pay attention to it? In 2014 there were 382, 600 small businesses (less than 50 people) operating in … Continue reading

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Word of Mouse

When starting a business or remaining competitive in a business, a burning question is often, ”How do I reach my customers?” In order to address this you need to know who your customers are, what are their demographics? Are they … Continue reading

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