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Cooper Pacific - BP

Grow and Safeguard Your Investments with Cooper Pacific

At Cooper Pacific Mortgage Investment Corporation, change signifies an exciting transition into a new era. Morley Cooper, the visionary leader who founded the company...
Not Your Parents’ Accountant - Douglas Feb/March 2024

Not Your Parents’ Accountant

There’s a mock Star Wars poster in Joe Collins’s office featuring him as, I presume, Luke Skywalker. Next to that is a guitar, which...
Passion into profit - Douglas Magazine Feb/Mar 2024

Passion into Profit

Douglas magazine - growing business feb/mar 2024

Growing Businesses

Douglas magazine - Airbnbust - feb/mar 2024

Airbnbust

Douglas Magazine - The lords of dogtown - Feb/Mar 2024

The Lords of Dogtown

The power of branding - Douglas Dec/Jan 2023 2024

The Power of Branding

Leadership

Talk Like TED - Douglas Magazine Oct/Nov 2023

How to Spark Curiosity and Connection

With inspiring speakers, unexpected connections and a mission to share thought-provoking ideas, TEDx is returning to Victoria. This year’s TEDx is themed simply “It’s Up...

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10 to Watch Winners

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – VoxCell BioInnovation

Sector: Biotechnology Year Launched: 2020 Founder: Karolina Valente Unique Selling Proposition: Creating human-like tissue to aid cancer research. Strategy:...

10 to Watch Winner – Apricell Biotechnology

Sectors: Technology and Health Year Launched: 2021 Founders: From left, Amir Seyfoori, CEO, and Matt Sutherland Unique selling...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – Earlybird

Sector: Education Year Launched: 2021 Founders: From left, Renée Jordan and Sarah Hunter Unique selling proposition: Earlybird utilizes...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – Cognito Health

Sectors: Medical and Health Year Launched: 2021 Founder: Armon Arani, CEO and co-founder Unique selling proposition: Cognito Health...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – Refire Kitchen

Sector: Food and Beverage Year Launched: 2020 Founders: From left, Brian Newham, Tod Bosence and Rob Curtis Unique selling...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – BCause

Sectors: Online Retail, Food and Beverage Year Launched: 2021 Founder: Mitch Hawes Unique selling proposition: BCause it’s time...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – Ideas for Impact

Sector: Sustainability Strategy Consulting Year Launched: 2022 Founder: Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber Unique selling proposition: Solutions for businesses to meet...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – PlentiFILL

Sector: Sales and Retail Year Launched: 2022 Founders: From left, Krystal Aikman and Stephanie Farrow Unique selling proposition:...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – Circl

Sector: Technology Year Launched: 2021 Founder: Dr. Nolan Beise, CEO Unique selling proposition: Circl aims to empower people...

10 to Watch Winner 2023 – Foragers Galley

Sectors: Food, Agriculture, Retail Year Launched: 2020 Founders: From left, Janusz Urban, Brendan Harris and Jon Wright Unique selling...

Technology

Our favourite small-business blogs

Our favourite small-business blogs - Douglas Magazine Aug/Sept 2023
Marie Forleo Her content is centred on female entrepreneurship and personal development. Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Oprah, among many others, have featured her...

Fossil Fuelled

Dino Labs - Douglas Oct/Nov 2023
Husband and wife Terry Ciotka and Carly Burbank opened their fossil restoration business Dino Lab 18 years ago. What started as just the two...

COAST Leading the Charge

LIGHTCOAST Executive Director Jason Goldsworthy - Sponsored Content
*SPONSORED ARTICLE One local organization is equipping B.C.’s ocean innovators to take on the $3 trillion global blue economy. Spearheaded in 2021 by the South...

Oxio – aka the first internet provider you’ll actually like

Oxio October Sponcon 2023
*SPONSORED ARTICLE Did you know nearly HALF of Canadians would not recommend their current internet provider to their family, friends, or worst enemy? For too long,...

Advice

The power of branding - Douglas Dec/Jan 2023 2024

The Power of Branding

What do Costco and MEC have in common? They are the two most trusted brands in Canada. Now in its ninth year, the prestigious...
Forget focusing on change - Douglas Dec/.Jan 2023 2024

Forget Focusing on Change

In a 2007 interview with the Harvard Business Review, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offered his famous take on predicting the future. “There’s a question that...
Talk Like TED - Douglas Magazine Oct/Nov 2023

Talk Like TED

The hugely popular TEDx series provides inspiring examples of public speaking on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence and Buddhism. Effective speaking can captivate...

Douglas Roundtable

Douglas roundtable: Port Alberni's Innovation Economyvideo

Douglas Roundtable: Port Alberni’s Innovation Economy

Port Alberni is experiencing a boom, thanks to the right leadership, revitalized economic partnerships and an increased interest in the city. This Douglas roundtable...
Douglas Roundtable: The Business of Going Greenvideo

Douglas Roundtable: The Business of Going Green

Becoming a green business means taking concrete action, but what’s the right strategy to maintain profitability while moving towards a carbon neutral future? This...

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