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Dec 15, 2017
DIY Management: How to write a business plan

1. Start with a template“Most business plans start with an executive summary, and that’s the first thing that people need to see,” Aveledo says, “but that is done at the end.” A template should include sections covering the business concept;...

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Dec 14, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $12 million for a Vancouver Island party place
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1424 Gillespie Road, Sooke Price: $12,500,000 MLS: 381059 The skinny: 12-bedroom, 14-bathroom, 15,000-square-foot former resort on 82 acres of East Sooke waterfront. The bling: Just in time to host everyone and their pet poodle-doodles over the holidays comes this massive beast of a...

Dec 14, 2017
Lunch with UVic business school dean Saul Klein
Lucy Hyslop

For Klein, there’s no contradiction between doing well and doing good in the world Saul Klein can’t help repeating himself this lunchtime. Just into his second five-year term as dean of UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, he’s talking about...

Dec 13, 2017
Who are “influencers”? And why do we care about them?
Steve Burgess

Influencer marketing—as millennial buzzwords go, it may be as hot as the phrase “millennial buzzwords.” The marketing game has changed. Once upon a time, Chicago Blackhawks superstar Bobby Hull told you to buy a certain brand of motor oil and...

Dec 13, 2017
How to achieve frequency and reach on LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

The more times you can put your brand, product or service in front of your target audience, the more aware they become of the solutions you offer. Because statistics show that buyers are more than halfway through their decision-making process before they...

Dec 12, 2017
Premier John Horgan courts business crowd at BC Chamber of Commerce luncheon
Nick Rockel

Last Friday (December 8), Premier John Horgan took the opportunity to show that he’s a man of his word. At the BC Chamber of Commerce’s annual Premier and Cabinet Luncheon in Vancouver, Horgan said his government would make a decision...

Dec 12, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of December 4 to 10
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Dec 11, 2017
The BC Chamber of Commerce Premier and Cabinet Luncheon 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 250 members of the business community and chambers of commerce attended the BC Chamber of Commerce Premier and Cabinet Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on December 8. Sponsored by FortisBC and Port of Vancouver, the event began with...

Dec 11, 2017
Semifinalists announced for Small Business BC Awards
Nathan Caddell

The public has spoken, and now the fates of numerous small businesses are in their own hands. Small Business BC has announced 10 semi-finalists in 10 categories for its 15th annual awards. Members of the public voted for their favourite businesses, which are now encouraged to submit a detailed application. The lists of...

Dec 11, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from shoes to eggs (and more!)
Felicity Stone

Clothing/ Native Shoes, the Vancouver “beast-free” shoe company started in 2009, is opening its first-ever retail location, at 14 Water Street in Gastown. In addition to Native’s core footwear, the shop will sell recent additions like the water-resistant Treklite boot collection...

Dec 11, 2017
6 Must-try Wines from the Bounty of Valpolicella, Italy
Josh Murray

BCBusiness + Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella Italy is a country ruled by adjectives: jovial, welcoming and, most certainly, delicious. Its food and wine culture has long provided culinary aficionados with everything from risottos and ravioli to prosciutto and Parmesan: a dining...

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