Tag: small business

Weekly Idea Roundup Spring
Posted on: February 19, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Weekly Marketing Roundup: Feb 19, 2018

This week’s Marketing Roundup will take a look at advertising on Facebook and LinkedIn, a Marketing Optimization Week resource, Landing Page science and B2B writing. Enjoy! 1. The Official Facebook Advertising Playbook 2018 Let’s face it, there’s a ton of noise in the advertising space right now, especially advertising on …

Posted on: February 13, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

THRIVE — The Vancouver Social-Startup that grew by 2,800%

Jamie Smith, founder of THRIVE Art Studios and Tara Galuska, co-founder are both current members of the Spring Leaders Roundtable Program. They started a local community of visual artists who meet monthly and provide each other with support, accountability and motivation called the THRIVE Mastermind. What began as a group …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 8, 2018 Posted by: Chin Chang Comments: 0

Weekly Tech Roundup: Feb 8, 2018

Our Tech Roundup this week looks at the process of reducing churn within your business, a few Vancouver companies, Avigilon and Just Order Enterprise, Mr. Amaozon, Jeff Bezos and how to make your next one-on-one meeting more effective. 1. A Systematic Approach to Reducing Churn Understanding the core drivers of …

Posted on: February 6, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

IMPACT Startup Visa Spotlight: Pineapple Prints

As we continue to feature each of our IMPACT Startup Visa companies, we’re excited to introduce Pineapple Prints from Poland!   The Beginning While planning their own wedding a few years ago, Kate and Kamil couldn’t find any unique and original wedding invitations that suited their taste. They decided to …

Posted on: January 31, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

IMPACT Startup Visa Spotlight: Lolaguide

This week, we are pleased to introduce our next IMPACT Startup Visa company – Lolaguide! Lolaguide is a Brazilian/Canadian Startup founded in 2015. Initially, their main goal was to provide the best platform for Brazilian travellers to experience the world through awesome and unique activities conducted by local guides. Now, …

Posted on: January 24, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Cleantech Capital Mentorship Program

Accelerating Cleantech Investments in 2018 Spring is excited to be partnering with the Vancouver Economic Commission, NRC-IRAP, Pangea Ventures and Globe Series. This Cleantech focused installment of the Capital Mentorship Program offers a four-week program for up to 16 cleantech entrepreneurs. From January 26 through March 7, the Cleantech Capital Mentorship …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: January 22, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Weekly Marketing Roundup: January 22, 2018

Changes and new features are now popping up on some of our favourite social platfoms. This week we look at the changes to Facebook, new WhatsApp and Instagram features as well as how to reach your ideal customers and champion for change using social media. 1.  Facebook moves to ‘fix’ …

Posted on: January 17, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

The Stranger Things of Closing Investors

By Paul BrassardManaging Partner – Volition Spoiler alert: this piece was inspired by Stranger Things – proceed with caution. I’m often asked how to close investors. To be honest, the way I do it is a bit upside down from what I know to be the norm. The norm that …

Posted on: January 12, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Real World Projects, Real World Impact

As a startup or small business, aside from trying to make a difference in the world with your product or service, many of us have little time or resources to dedicate to website or app development or extensive marketing efforts. It can also be a challenge to find the right …