Business

Building Community

​The next time you find yourself in a conflict about values try to think about the things you share rather than the things that divide.

Posted by Norm McInnis on May 03, 2018 in Business

2nd Annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event

This June, Island Lake Lodge is inviting new and returning guests to experience Fernie’s culinary talent. During the weekend, food lovers will dine on lodge-made gourmet meals, created with an abundance of ingredients sourced and foraged from the surrounding Elk Valley.

Posted by Fix on Apr 25, 2018 in Business

Electronic Records Management

In our ever-changing digital world, Electronic records and the management and storage of electronic records is becoming increasingly important. 

Posted by Jaime Hanson on Apr 17, 2018 in Business

Twitter: 3 Things To Start Implementing

Twitter is like a networking event. You arrive, you may know some people but not others, and there are probably business leaders you want to connect with. 

Posted by Christina Pilarski on Apr 11, 2018 in Business

April 2018 Business News

Island Lake Lodge's job fair, Brecan Interiors now serves the Elk Valley, the Zero Plastic Project and more.

Posted by Fix on Apr 09, 2018 in Business

April 2018 New Business

Lush Kootenay is a new dynamic Wedding and Event service in town. Owner Faye Latulippe graduated from The Wedding Institute of Canada and is ready to listen, plan and execute your wildest dream wedding!

Posted by Fix on Apr 04, 2018 in Business

March 2018 New Business

The art of Annex Suspended, Ground Floor Coworking Space (Cranbrook, BC) is elevating the growth of this new economy in the East Kootenay region and Valley Vitals, a budding new business with big dreams of creating a sustainable food cycle in Fernie.

Posted by Fix on Mar 22, 2018 in Business

Instagram: Three Ways to Do it Better

Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform. It had 600 million users at the beginning of 2017 – and it started this year with 800 million.

Posted by Christina Pilarski on Mar 20, 2018 in Business

Getting Ready for Tax Time

Organizing your tax information prior to submitting it to your tax preparer or before you begin to complete the return yourself reduces the risk of missing some pertinent information.

Posted by Fix on Mar 17, 2018 in Business

Ride On

Make sure your business is as resilient as Olympic snowboarding women. The comments after the event acknowledged and accepted if for what it was. No one is happy about it, but no one is crying foul either.

Posted by Patty Vadnais on Mar 16, 2018 in Business

Island Lake Lodge Wins 2018 Employees First Award

Island Lake Lodge has won the coveted 2018 Employees First Award, presented this afternoon at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Kelowna. The award is sponsored by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, as part of the 2018 Tourism Industry Awards.

Posted by admin on Mar 09, 2018 in Business

March 2018 Business News

Big Bang Bagels celebrates Griz Days, ET Hair Studio celebrates 20 years in Fernie, Freyja expands into online sales, footwear and a new Tween department and more.

Posted by Fix on Mar 08, 2018 in Business

Optimize Your Facebook Page

You started January with that BIG goal of ensuring your social media presence reflects your goals, personality, and tells the story of your business. This month, prioritize your Facebook Page.

Posted by Christina Pilarski on Feb 22, 2018 in Business

Simplify and Personalize the Route to Purchase

There are a lot of actions to help increase your decision-simplicity index. Just like the athletes, tackle one piece at a time. Work on navigation with simple paths. 

Posted by Patty Vadnais on Feb 18, 2018 in Business

Shareholder Remuneration: Wage or Dividend

A very common question asked by small business shareholders is Should I compensate myself with wages or dividends?”  The answer is more complex than simply the overall tax implications.

Posted by Jaime Hanson on Feb 08, 2018 in Business