Kicking off our August monthly Community Spotlight is long time members, and the newest addition to the Profile Labs division, CannSight Technologies Inc. CannSight Technologies is based out of our Downtown Profile location, and have grown exponentially as they inch closer to advancing their lofty goals.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
What is Google My Business?
Google My Business is an important online tool that helps businesses manage their Google business account. The importance lies with its ability to help your customers find your business easily and quickly. All businesses, whether online-based or with a storefront, should set up and optimize their google business listing.Read more
Many of us are hunkering down in our homes and obeying Dr. Henry’s stay-at-home orders while fantasizing about the good old days of attending sporting events and meeting up at a coffee shop with friends. We continue to optimize our perfect ‘home office’, until we realize that we miss our social spaces, including coworking spaces.Read more
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.
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.
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 modernadvisor.ca 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.
True to their ethos of giving back and strengthening the ecosystem, coworking space providers, The Profile has launched a campaign to help you pay for office space and much more.
Having a membership at The Profile means having access to lounge workspace 24/7, joining in on member events, and having a unique address and mailbox at any of the three prestigious Vancouver locations.
Simply sign up using the online form and The Profile will give you a platform to start sharing your business story with people who believe in you. Launching your crowdfunding campaign through The Profile means that you will be connected to their network of investors and partners. And help is at hand! The Profile commits to helping you achieve your cash goal by spreading the word through their community.
Having already successfully launched a campaign through The Profile, we spoke to Jamie Smith founder of THRIVE Art Studio, who tells us, “Membership to The Profile will also give our artists access to their many workshops and events that can teach valuable business and networking skills. We want to start bridging this gap and with the help of you and The Profile we can start changing the (art)world one artist at a time!”
To support and add to this, Founder of SEO agency Kontakt Digital, Dewan Bayney says, “Having my membership sponsored by those who believe in me gives me the opportunity to develop long-term personal relationships and be part of the thriving tech community in Vancouver.”
Director of The Profile, Sunny Hundle adds, “We are really excited to be offering this opportunity to startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Having worn the shoes of a small business we understand how hard it is to find money for everything you need, this way by connecting people to our own network of investors and partners they will make great contacts, and it provides them with a platform to reach out to their friends and family to help them grow.”
Sign up for Crowdfund your Profile Membership campaign online. Also, why not come along to our next social 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.