SOHO Blog

SOHO 2018 in Sketches

From copy to photo, video, and audio there are many ways to tell stories. But there is something very special about capturing a story by hand and sketching it in real time. We were excited to once again have Deborah LeFrank join us to capture those stories in a distinct visual that pulls it all together for viewers, […]

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Starting a Business in Victoria BC

Starting a new business is an exciting time that requires careful planning. In order to ensure your grand opening goes off without a hitch there are a few things you will need to know. Frequently Asked Questions 1. Is my business located in the City of Victoria? a. Greater Victoria is comprised of 13 municipalities. […]

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Your Digital Assets May be Worth a World Cruise!

We (bWEST Interactive) recently had a long-standing client sell their retail business after 14 successful years serving the local Victoria BC community. We’ll call him ‘Jim’ for this article to ‘protect the uninformed.’ Jim contacted us to let us know that he was preparing to sell the business and retire. He and his wife planned […]

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10 Reasons Why Now is the Right Time To Start a Business in Victoria

Whether you’re planning to start a new business or moving the one you have, there are some solid reasons to consider relocating to Victoria, BC’s beautiful capital city. Voted the Best City For Young Professionals, Canada’s Smartest City, and the Best Place for New Immigrants, Victoria is the perfect mix of a great place to […]

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15 Tools to Increase Your Business Productivity

Today’s small businesses are driven by productivity and efficiency.  We don’t have time to burn trying to figure out which business tools or apps will be most effective, or if an ‘app for that’ even exists.  The SOHO Victoria speakers and workshop leaders are not only masters of productivity and efficiency, they’re also hip to […]

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Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau to keynote SOHO 2018

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Chris Guillebeau will be the opening keynote speaker at SOHO Victoria on January 26, 2018. Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of SIDE HUSTLE, The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) […]

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SOHO Victoria Named One of Douglas Magazine’s 10 to Watch Award Winners

The cover line of the Apr/May issue says it all: “10 Gutsy New Companies Push Past The Comfort Zone and Come Out on Top.”  “SOHO Summit is all about helping small and home office business owners succeed by giving them the tools to push past their comfort zone and empowering them to efficiently manage and grow their business,” says Chris […]

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SOHO in Sketches

As crazy as it sounds, because we already have so many ways to communicate,  we are always looking for new ways to tell stories. In a world full of memes and digital imagery, hand-drawn stories with digital sketches, captures attention in a really compelling way. And you don’t have to look further than the popularity of infographics to know […]

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When Leaving Your Desk is the Most Productive Thing You Can Do

It’s billed as the most productive day you’ll have all year: You’ll meet with experts in taxes, invoicing, marketing and sales, legal documents, hiring, storytelling, interpersonal relations. Virtual delivery. Franchising. Social media. Customer service. You name it! But I wasn’t so sure. I’m a solo operator and have been for nearly a decade, despite invitations […]

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SOHO in Photos

In addition to living in the most beautiful city in Canada we’re pretty lucky to have awesome conference facilities and great photographers & videographers to capture all the action.  So here’s a little shout out to the Victoria Conference Centre and Derek Ford Studios and a plethora of excellent photos that illustrate what we’re talking about. […]

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