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Posted on: October 26, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Why Startup Founders Should Provide Group Benefits

Having the double whammy of group insurance and a pension plan together can help retain top talent at your company.  The biggest case in favor of providing a group benefits program is employee retention.  The Case for Group Benefits  For anyone that might consider pursuing entrepreneurship, their first concern is …

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Posted on: October 24, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Social Media Marketing, SEO, and Fun at Spring’s Marketing Workshop

On Saturday October 14th, we had an amazing Social Media Marketing Workshop at Spring, where we covered the latest in: Search Engine Optimization Social Media Marketing Automation with Salty Waffle Online marketing tools Personal SEO Location-based content Keyword Strategy Tips and tricks to boost your rankings   And as a …

Posted on: October 19, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Spring and New Ventures BC: Introducing the Virtual Funding Workshop

In partnership with New Ventures BC, we’ve created the Virtual Funding Workshop, designed for early-stage, post-launch businesses in all communities looking to raise capital. As an entrepreneur, you will reach a point in your business where you will need to invest in equipment, talent acquisition, and office space in order …

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Posted on: October 17, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 2

Welcoming Our New Partners Radical I/O To The Spring Community

Radical I/O is a mobile and web app development agency based right here in Vancouver B.C. The (growing!) team of 11 is led by husband and wife team, Ian and Briana who founded Radical I/O in 2014. Radical I/O is passionate about delivering purpose over profit in a tech environment. …

Posted on: October 6, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Spring Activator Becomes A Certified B Corp

  At Spring Activator, impact means fostering social, environmental, and financial sustainability into all of the businesses we work with. 3 years ago, we founded Spring with the vision of making impact mainstream. We’ve supported 450+ local entrepreneurs, 225+ companies, has helped create more than 300 jobs in our local …

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Posted on: September 25, 2017 Posted by: Spring Community Comments: 0

5 Tips On Getting Funding When Starting A New Business

There are a dizzying array of choices and limitations to funding a new business, or startup as the term was coined in the technology sector. While it may feel daunting, Keith Ippel, CEO and Cofounder at Spring Activator, helps demystify this confusion quickly with five simple tips.

Posted on: August 30, 2017 Posted by: Spring Community Comments: 0

10 Top Tips about Goal Setting to Grow your Business

As an entrepreneur, you probably have a huge laundry list of to-dos. You might even use project management tools to organize your thoughts. From my experience, I’ve learned that entrepreneurs who set goals and track processes turn out more successful and create stronger company cultures.

In this blog post, we’ll go over why goal setting is important, and how to stay on top of your biggest tasks.

Posted on: August 28, 2017 Posted by: Spring Community Comments: 0

Mobile Application Development: How Long does it Take?

So how long does it really take to build a mobile app? After the planning, strategizing, and organizing stages, most information technology (IT) companies will say that development can take anywhere from two to six months—but really it takes much longer than that.