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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 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
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
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 7, 2017
U.S. company changing B.C.'s most popular winter escape
Scott Neufeld

On any given bluebird day this season, the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains will see a flurry of activity. Snowboarders and skiers will tear through fresh powder. Lifties will help riders smoothly navigate the ascent back up the hill.

Dec 7, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4.7 million to be swish in Squamish
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1098 Goat Ridge Drive, Squamish Price: $4,698,000 MLS: R2200388 The skinny: Five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,225-square-foot house on a 39,500-square-foot lot in Britannia Beach, Squamish. The bling: Leaping large into the luxury price range comes Squamish, previously known as the “poor man’s Whistler.” Aspirational weekenders...

Dec 6, 2017
How Vancouver's industrial land crunch is pushing businesses out of town
Kerry Gold

Peter Spotzl runs a small metal fabricating business in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Since 2016, he’s watched the tax bill for his leased property surge by a whopping $20,000. Spotzl says he now pays $83,000 in taxes annually, thanks to...

Dec 6, 2017
Why quality and quantity matter when connecting on LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

One of the most common questions I get from people looking to use LinkedIn proactively to prospect for their business is: “Should I connect with everyone who sends me a connection request?” I believe you should absolutely connect with strangers, but make sure...

Dec 5, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 27 to December 3
Munro’s Books

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

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