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Masterful Networking: the Heart of Business Development

Cultivating relationships is at the heart and soul of everything we do, in business and in life; in business we refer to it as networking. But essentially, networking is simply about the exchange of information in order to build relationships. We all grapple with stumbling blocks in our business, and networking can be one of them for many of us. ...

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Networking on a budget

"You need to spend money to make money" or do you? Networking is an essential lifeline to a business but the question that I get asked most is how much of the bottom line should go towards it. Networking can be a very cost effective method of obtaining clients however it requires time and commitment. Time is money! I am a strong ...

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Social Media for the Holidays

Ok, the Christmas stuff has long ago hit the shelves at Costco and whilst I could hear even myself grumbling at the sight of it; it also means that the money-making season is upon us. I can see you now.. your doubtful head-tilt and questioning gaze that says “I equate Christmas with losing money, what with all the holidays and ...

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Before launching Make It Business magazine in 2003 with business partner Josh Chicher, Victor worked as a journalist at several Canadian newspapers including, The Vancouver Sun, The Province and stints at The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. In addition to his responsibilities at Make It Business, Victor is the chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade's Small Business Council and is a director with the Vancouver Board of Trade. He is a past director of The BC Association of Magazine Publishers and the Downtown Vancouver Association.

BC needs more capital to fund its future

I recently attended a presentation by a colleague on the state of capital investment in BC’s high-tech sector. He gave a mixed review of the state of the sector. On the positive side, there are a lot of start-ups and small companies that are doing creative work; on the negative side, once they reach a certain size, the exit strategy ...

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It takes a team to reach your dream

As a young boy in Montreal, David Newman opened his very first savings account at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch in the Van Horne Shopping Centre. By standing on his tiptoes and stretching his arm as high as he could, Newman was just able to hand the teller his first dollar. It was the start of a long and ...

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It Takes A Team To Reach Your Dream - RBC

It takes a team to reach your dream

As a young boy in Montreal, David Newman opened his very first savings account at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch in the Van Horne Shopping Centre. By standing on h...

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Trevor Linden on Business

The name Trevor Linden is synonymous with hockey excellence in Vancouver and BC. The accolades that Linden has collected over his 20-year career are prestigious and many:...

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Victor Chew Wong - Publisher and Editor

Linden brings captain qualities to the business world

He showed up to the interview with a cut on the bridge of his nose. If it were 2007, it might have been a souvenir from a cross-check to the face or a stick in the grill ...

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What's The Right Marketing Mix For You

What’s the right marketing mix for you?

Rick Hart, of MacLaren McCann Vancouver, has been in the marketing and advertising game for more than 20 years. A senior vice-president and director of client strategy, H...

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Masterful Networking

Masterful Networking: the Heart of Business Development

Cultivating relationships is at the heart and soul of everything we do, in business and in life; in business we refer to it as networking. But essentially, networking is ...

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Networking On A Budget

Networking on a budget

"You need to spend money to make money" or do you? Networking is an essential lifeline to a business but the question that I get asked most is how much of the bottom line...

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Victor Chew Wong - Publisher and Editor

BC needs more capital to fund its future

I recently attended a presentation by a colleague on the state of capital investment in BC’s high-tech sector. He gave a mixed review of the state of the sector. On the...

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Fiona Walsh - Women in Business Columnist

The simplest mistakes can trip up financing

You run your own business. Things aren’t going as well as you’d like. Every month you work every hour possible. Yet the financial return you’d like to enjoy still i...

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Martin Wong - Internet Marketing

Thrive by optimizing budget for online marketing

Is your online marketing budget optimized? You may be able to do more with your budget than you realize – if you avoid some common pitfalls businesses make with their o...

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Tamara Brooks

A creative mobile media campaign can significantly lift your profit – just like it did for Rogue Kitchen

I’m a fan of after-work beers with friends and colleagues on Fridays. It’s just something I’ve taken to, after working in the marketing industry for so many years. ...

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Social Media For The Holidays

Social Media for the Holidays

Ok, the Christmas stuff has long ago hit the shelves at Costco and whilst I could hear even myself grumbling at the sight of it; it also means that the money-making seaso...

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Tamara Brooks

Taking the gambling out of social media marketing for business to business companies?

I’m involved in a great local business group, EO Accelerator, for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses to the magical million-dollar mark. One of my mentors i...

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Creative Mornings Vancouver an inspirational way to start day (and week)

Once a month Creative Mornings Vancouver hosted by Mark Busse (www.markbusse.com) puts on a presentation to inspire creatives. This month Bob Kronbauer of www.vancouveris...

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Trevor-Linden

Successful You Awards headline an active month of events

First Days of Spring is a Great time for Biz Creativity and Networking. First up is Keynote speaker Trevor Linden inspires entrepreneurs at Small Business BC’s Successf...

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Looking For A Moving Company In Vancouver?

Moving is hard enough, but add in trying to find reliable and affordable movers in Vancouver can make the task unbearable. Well, look no further. Continue Reading

Make It Business Magazine Is back!

Back and Better Than Ever!

The Make it Business Magazine is back and better than ever! Julia Vidakovic and Brian Timmins have been working with Victor Chew Wong on re-vitalizing the very popular sm...

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