The Profile Vancouver Launches New App for Members

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Mobile and Web Member App for The Profile Vancouver members.

Since our inception, we have tried to find a way to provide members a complete experience. While we have dabbled in MANY meeting rooms and communication apps, we were frustrated that while functional, the members’ experience was limited.

During these new challenging times in 2020, we wanted to take a step closer to achieve our vision and provide an efficient and reliable channel for our membership base. Our hope is that our new app allows our members a reliable focal point to meet their needs and to help redefine the future of work.

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Tips For Managing a Remote Team

Working from home is becoming the new normal and many managers are in the same boat. The world is changing rapidly and managers are forced to push forward and tackle the day-to-day and strategic challenges of managing a remote team. 

The concept of remote work from home is not new. It’s no secret that Millennials love working from home because of the increased flexibility of the working situation. According to a survey done by PWC, 64% of Millennials want a more flexible work schedule and 66% say they want to work fewer hours.

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The Profile Member Spotlight Series: Chester Ku-Lea of Qi Traditions

We’re excited to kick off something new today! Our first-ever Member Spotlight Series – a glimpse into the work and lives of our talented and oh so interesting Profile members!

We had the chance to sit down and chat with Chester Ku-Lea, Founder of Qi Traditions. Chester began his journey as a healthy living entrepreneur in 2004. He then launched numerous wellbeing enterprises, including the highly successful AstroNutrition. 

Today, Chester will tell us a bit about how he started his company Qi Traditions, the most rewarding experiences of his organization, and why he loves being a member at The Profile.

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How To Manage Your Google My Business Account

Once you’ve claimed your Google My Business account, you need to manage and optimize it. There are multiple ways you can optimize your Google My Business page that makes it easier for your customers to get the information they need. Some optimization also helps Google to understand what your business services and products are, which will in turn help with your search engine rankings.

When entering your business information into Google My Business, make sure you add your website, phone number, photos, business description, address, service hours and service areas (if applicable), and timely updates.

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Manning Elliott Solidifies Support for Innovation

If you’ve been to any major Vancouver Tech event, attended Vancouver Startup Week, or even come to any of The Profile’s three locations you would have noticed some familiar corporate logos and faces. Vancouver has a strong ecosystem with no shortage of corporate support from some great organizations. However, there has been one that consistently answers the bell in supporting The Profile Coworking Business Club; Manning Elliott Accountants & Business Advisors. 

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The Profile welcomes Harper Grey as Gold Sponsor

Local law firm Harper Grey has come on board with coworking office space provider The Profile to strengthen the ecosystem here in Vancouver and further afield.

In celebration of the launch of The Profile’s new downtown location, you can catch the Harper Grey team at 535 Thurlow and find out how they can help you and your business.

We spoke to Harper Grey’s Prentice Durbin, “Great to see everyone who attended our workshop yesterday. See you this afternoon at The Profile – a great spot to check-in and catch-up!”

Harper Grey’s involvement with helping businesses grow ties in with the ethos of The Profile. Prentice tells us, “We see a synergy between our entrepreneurial spirit and flexible approach and The Profile’s vision of providing entrepreneurs with the resources and community they need. We help entrepreneurs achieve their goals through creative and practical solutions.  It is a natural fit. We are delighted to support The Profile in bringing entrepreneurs together.”

Founder of The Profile, Kevin Penstock says, “Our ecosystem doesn’t exist without our sponsors, so they deserve a huge thank you, everyone is really excited to be involved and help big ideas become big business,” says Penstock.

Durbin adds, “We are a local firm with global reach, our clients often work internationally.”

The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want to get in touch with Harper Grey directly? You can find out more information from the Harper Grey website. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.

Meet our Gold Sponsor ModernAdvisor

Friends of The Profile, ModernAdvisor, have come on board with the coworking office space provider as Gold Sponsors.

ModernAdvisor provide their customers with investment management fintech, and to celebrate the opening of The Profile’s new downtown location they have a generous offer for members!

We spoke to Navid Boostani cofounder of ModernAdvisor, he tells us, “For ModernAdvisor, it all really started at The Profile. We have now grown to a team of almost 10 people, and help thousands of Canadians reach their financial goals. But to this day, my fondest memories are from the time we spent at The Profile building the product and pitching and demoing to investors.”

The Profile is a hub for like-minded entrepreneurial people and this week it is the headquarters for Vancouver Startup Week 2017. In a similar vein, Navid tells us, “For any entrepreneur, the first few months of a new venture can feel a bit lonely. It’s great to be able to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are all working hard on a new, exciting idea. Nothing gives you more energy than having a group of motivated individuals working around you.”

He adds, “What I liked the most about The Profile, aside from the great vibe and atmosphere, was the collaborative mindset of everyone. The ability to walk up to someone and get useful feedback on a design or product feature is invaluable. We did that all the time when we were at The Profile. A lot of good ideas came out of those sessions from our office coworkers.

“Now that we have grown to a more established company and have become one of Canada’s top fintech startups, I’d love to give back and support entrepreneurs who are just starting their journey. Being involved with The Profile is a great way for me to do that and support the tech startup ecosystem in Vancouver.”

Thank you, Navid, for your time! For those interested in a smart, simple way to manage your investments, you can sign up at with the promo code TheProfileFTW to get a $50 signup bonus. Not sure what your financial priorities should be or need help getting started? Book a free consultation with ModernAdvisor via their Hubspot link.

You can meet the teams from The Profile and ModernAdvisor by coming along to Social Happy Hours at The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow St, VSW2017 25th-29th Sept. Want more from The Profile? If you like a bit of social media, you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us on Instagram.