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The Most Overlooked Asset to Build Your Business


As a society, one of the biggest problems identified today has been that humans spend too much time on their cellphones. Every possible second of downtime, whether it be on the SkyTrain, during commercials, waiting for food at a restaurant, etc. people are on their cell phones scrolling through the latest updates on social media. […]

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Join an Online Business Community


As a small business, building your online presence can be a long journey. However, one of the most efficient ways to establish yourself is to join a prominent business network or local chamber of commerce. Becoming a member or partner to such an organization can fast track your SEO ranking and increase lead generation to […]

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DIY SEO: Generating Traffic to Your Website via Google


Given the huge role that search engines play in generating leads’ traffic to your website, most entrepreneurs and business owners know that SEO is one of the most important aspects of having a successful business website. At first glance, SEO may appear too technical to attempt without the help of a professional, but it doesn’t […]

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Government Suspends CASL “Private Right of Action” – BBOT To Continue to Push for Amendment & Repeal of Spam Law


Today, June 7, the Government of Canada issued an Order in Council suspending the implementation of the ‘private right of action’ contained in Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation (CASL), a move the Burnaby Board of Trade applauds as a significant step in reducing the burden and harm of CASL on the business community. The provision, known […]

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Traction on Demand: HR Success Creates a Win Win Business Culture


  Burnaby based Traction on Demand was winner of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Family Friendly Business of the Year, the recipient of the Canadian HR award for innovative use of HR Technology and has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work Canada” for the third year in a row. As part of our […]

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The Down’s Syndrome Research Foundation: A Healthy Workplace – A Success Story


The Down Syndrome Research Foundation likes to think of itself as one big family. DSRF’s mandate is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential – a mission that inevitably extends beyond the students themselves to encompass the families who love and care for them. That community feeling was on display in […]

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Small Business Week: Welcome Networks


We all share the same 24hrs. We share it with some really successful people – like Jim Pattison and Chip Wilson! But how are they making more money than most of us? Automation! These people have introduced tools in their business that automate all the routine tasks and those tasks are delegated to other people […]

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Small Business Week: The Coaches Site Inc.


The Coaches Site provides a channel for coaches, administrators and parents to connect with thought leaders and influencers in the hockey community. Our organization is comprised of “sports nuts” who have experienced the game of hockey as players, coaches, managers and parents from minor hockey all the way to the NHL. We are truly passionate […]

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Small Business Week: The Fermented Grape Winery


Why Wine – Wine not All great wines begin with the most elemental ingredients: soil, water, sun, and vines. Tasks like pruning, weeding, pest control and soil amendment, require constant attention. We at The Fermented Grape Winery don’t do any of that. What we do, is work together with our suppliers to ensure we receive […]

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Small Business Week: Universal Decor


When one thinks of a decorator they think of someone who makes a space or an area look pretty. At Universal Decor we go beyond that. We offer cool and unique products that people can rent so that they can add their own personal touch to an event. We offer full on decor services so […]

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