SOHO Blog

The Six Biggest Small Business Lies – A Countdown: #2

Number 2: Strive for Work-Life Balance Work-life balance is guru-speak.  Starting your own business will not give you work-life balance even if there were such a thing. If you are grinding it out and thinking it should be more balanced than this because the time management gurus tell you it should, give it up. Grinding it […]

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4 Marketing Areas For SMBs To Focus On In 2017

As our economy and business environment become more complex due to rapid advancements in technology, business owners need to be aware of what they can do to benefit from a constantly changing digital landscape. Remember the saying, “old ways won’t open new doors”? Embrace the new media world we are all a part of and […]

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SOHO Predictions for 2017

We asked our hand-picked selection of small business leaders for their Small Business Predictions for 2017 and once again they delivered in spades. If you are a small business owner wondering where things are headed in 2017, read on.  Interesting to see how these compare with their prognostications from 2016. Neil Belenkie Companies will lose focus in 2017 […]

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Natural Born Speakers – Fear and Loathing at SOHO

Recently, I was a guest on Alison Donaghey’s Bold Radio show “Natural Born Speakers”. I’ve been on the radio a few times but all very short news clip types. Alison’s show runs about an hour and she is a great radio host and interviewer. I just listened to it myself. Interesting listening to someone that […]

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Business Tools and Apps we Love

Lets face it.  As entrepreneurs and business owners we gotta ‘get shit done’ as they say. The old cliche ‘work smarter not harder’ is a cliche for a reason.  Nowadays there’s no end to the number of tools and apps available to help us be more productive. Which makes it difficult to know which ones are worth […]

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SOHO Expert Panel: Questions & Answers

SOHO Victoria is hosting a series if educational business mixers with local business leaders as we build up to the main event on January 27, 2017. This week we had a full-house at The WaterShed for a lively Q&A session with three SOHO Victoria speakers; Jordan Bower, Rebecca Kirstein and Marc Stoiber. We were going to […]

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What Does a TRUMP Presidency Mean for Canadian Small Business Owners?

Trump’s stunning victory is sending shockwaves through the global business community – but what does it mean for small business owners in Canada? The implications could be significant.   Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, pledges to overhaul U.S trade relations and promises to tear up NAFTA may directly impact many Canadian small businesses – what will that mean to you?  Harvard Business […]

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SOHO Victoria Mixer – November 23rd

Join us on November 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30pm at The WaterShed for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity to connect with the SOHO business community. The highlight of the event will be a spirited panel of Q & A with three SOHO speakers: Jordan Bower Marc Stoiber Rebecca Kirstein Submit your question for the panel […]

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Brain Food – Lunch and Learn Series

Join us this Thursday Sept 22nd, for the first event in the NEW “Brain Food Lunch & Learn” series and learn how you can improve your digital marketing activities. Get Found: Increase your Leads and Boost your Sales Experts from Yellow Pages will share their experiences and insights on the industry as well as current digital marketing trends as you feast […]

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SOHO Westshore Mixer

SOHO Victoria is hosting educational business mixers with SOHO business leaders as a lead up to the main SOHO event at the Victoria Conference Centre on January 27, 2017. Join us on September 27th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Coastal Offices for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity to connect with the […]

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