The state of regional economies is often a talking point between entrepreneurs and consumers alike. I mean, who doesn’t want increasing access to life-enhancing goods and services? Small businesses and local entrepreneurs have a unique ability to drive regional economic growth whilst maintaining a core built on community. From investments to offering new opportunities, small […]
What is a brand? A brand is how you display your business and how your customers perceive it. It is made up of a variety of components including the environment, publications, advertising and customer relations. In essence it is the definition of your brand. It is also the way your customers interpret the image you […]
Everybody is loyal to a local business that may render some fond memories. Friendly staff, excellent service and consistency builds a growing and enduring relationship between business and customer. Although there are often hundreds of businesses in a city competing for the same clientele, many manage to stand out in the vast sea of entrepreneurial […]
Without a doubt, community engagement is critical for every small business. No business can succeed without the support of others. Although branching out and creating a lasting impression can be challenging, there are many ways to get involved with your community. Plus, if done effectively, community engagement will be the absolute key to a thriving […]
It’s not uncommon that, in walking to the grocery store, you pass two or three chain coffee shops. In fact, your grocery store might also be part of a chain. Easily recognizable and order memorized you enter confidently knowing the type of product and service you will receive. Large business convenience is no secret. Neither […]
A well-crafted ambiance has the potential to boost summer business through the roof. Throw together the perfect vibe and you’ve set yourself up for success. As prime sunshine season approaches, restaurants everywhere are looking to freshen up their look. Wondering what steps you can take to be summer ready in no time? Here are 9 […]
We were thrilled to get involved in one of our coolest projects to date, a short film created to bring awareness to members of the LGBTQ community who face isolation and/or misunderstanding from within their community. The video follows the narrative of 7 people, each representing different associations with the LGBTQ community. It starts with […]
Burnaby Community Services decided to ditch its annual black tie affair in lieu for a new fresh and FUNdraising event – the inaugural Burnaby Beer Festival. The event, which was a huge success, featured beer tastings from select Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley micro-breweries, food tastings and live music. Hosted at SpaceKraft, a local shared space for […]
One of our tastier traditions, Merchant Advancians love to get involved by baking up a frenzy with a good ol’ fashioned Bake Sale. This one was in support of Big Sisters, and as a team we were able to raise just shy of $500 through our baked goods alone! Check out some pics from the […]
Every year, we rally together to collect as many toys as possible for local youngsters. Our staff count has grown significantly in the last years and we’re thrilled that our total donations have grown with it! Led by Aleksandra of the Credit Department, this is a fun annual project that brings out the kid in […]
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