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Guest Article | For the Love of Local

Over 80% of all Pacific Coast Terminals purchasing is within the Lower Mainland. It goes without saying, Port Moody (and the Tri-Cities) is a prime example of shopping local, but did you know PCT is too? In fact, over 80% of all Paci­c Coast Terminals purchasing is within the Lower Mainland, with over a third […]

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Expert Article | Tips for Creating Remarkable Website Content

I could write dozens of suggestions for creating killer website content that will get you noticed. For now, here are four tips to consider. Don’t treat customers like fish you’re baiting – aim to help them instead! If you’re only trying to sell, sell, sell, eventually people who were paying attention will tune you out. […]

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Small Business is Big in Canada

  Small business is big in Canada. In celebration of Small Business Week, a registered trademark of BDC, we’re looking at the impact of small businesses across Canada. BDC has pulled together a number of stats on the impact of small business in Canada in an easy-to-read infographic.

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Feature Member | Unique Get Together Society

Who: Unique Get Together Society What: A community for children with special abilities Where: www.uniquegettogethersociety.com After spending a summer working with a young boy with Autism, Debra Abraham was so rewarded that she began working with a small group of children to provide childcare, education and entertainment. When Debra stumbled upon the extreme lack of social recreation available for […]

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Small Business Week | Educational Lab Seminars

The 2016 Business Showcase is just over a week away. Along with networking with exhibitors and attendees, you’ll be given access to the Marwick Internet Marketing Education Lab. These seminars will provide valuable information into how you can make your small business as successful as possible. Below is the seminar schedule with more information on […]

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9 Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills

9 Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills Pre-event: Set strategic goals (number of people to network with, feedback on incorporating a new aspect into your business, for example, launching a blog) Pre-event: Perfect your elevator pitch *bonus* incorporate your personality into your pitch Approach at least 1 person you don’t know without an introduction Listen […]

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Celebrate Small Business Month

It’s that time of year again to celebrate small business in BC and the vital role small businesses play in our local community for Small Business Month this October. Small businesses represent the furnace that powers out local economy, and they play a critical role in creating jobs at home. Small Business Month is a […]

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Maximize Your Network at the Business Showcase with Social Media

Fall brings with it many great networking opportunities from tradeshows, breakfast meet ups to business award ceremonies. These events provide a much needed real life interaction in today’s digital world. Events range from an hour to a day long, to maximize each event here are my top 5 tips that you can do prior to […]

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How to Network Successfully

It’s a busy time for networking in the Tri-Cities, we have 23 events over the next 3 months for you to connect and engage with local businesses and entrepreneurs. To help you make the most of these networking opportunities, we’ve laid out a step-by-step guide to networking success! Start up a conversation Everyone is there […]

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7 Reasons YOU Should Submit YOUR Business for a Business Excellence Award

Creating an awards submission can seem like a daunting process, especially for the small business owners that have a million other things to do. But, the time you take to enter your Business Excellence Award submission will come back to you in free exposure, new business and community recognition. The Business Excellence Awards are free […]

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