SOHO Blog

5 Reasons to Start your Small Business in the West Shore

Ready to start a new small or home-based business? Maybe even relocating? There’s a thriving community just waiting for you to take your place: Victoria’s West Shore – one of Canada’s fastest growing business hubs. Perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Greater Victoria boasts one of the most robust […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about SOHO Speaker Humaira Ahmed

Humaira Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of Locelle – a networking app for women. Networking is hard and it’s even harder to easily connect and meet up with like-minded women: friends and mentors. Humaira will be leading a roundtable discussion on;  “What it is like to be a Female Founder and CEO of a […]

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WordPress Security Tips (2019)

Nobody likes to think about it but the fact is, the fear of being a victim of cybercrime is the most worrying among North Americans for long over a decade now.  As small business owners, we assume that, for hackers, we are small potatoes compared to large corporations with tons of customers and lots on […]

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10 Reasons Why Now is the Right Time To Start a Business in Victoria

Whether you’re planning to start a new business or moving the one you have, there are some solid reasons to consider relocating to Victoria, BC’s beautiful capital city. Voted the Best City For Young Professionals, Canada’s Smartest City, and the Best Place for New Immigrants, Victoria is the perfect mix of a great place to […]

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Starting a Business in Victoria BC

Starting a new business is an exciting time that requires careful planning. In order to ensure your grand opening goes off without a hitch there are a few things you will need to know. Frequently Asked Questions 1. Is my business located in the City of Victoria? a. Greater Victoria is comprised of 13 municipalities. […]

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SOHO 2018 in Sketches

From copy to photo, video, and audio there are many ways to tell stories. But there is something very special about capturing a story by hand and sketching it in real time. We were excited to once again have Deborah LeFrank join us to capture those stories in a distinct visual that pulls it all together for viewers, […]

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Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau to keynote SOHO 2018

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Chris Guillebeau will be the opening keynote speaker at SOHO Victoria on January 26, 2018. Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of SIDE HUSTLE, The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) […]

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SOHO Victoria Named One of Douglas Magazine’s 10 to Watch Award Winners

The cover line of the Apr/May issue says it all: “10 Gutsy New Companies Push Past The Comfort Zone and Come Out on Top.”  “SOHO Summit is all about helping small and home office business owners succeed by giving them the tools to push past their comfort zone and empowering them to efficiently manage and grow their business,” says Chris […]

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SOHO in Sketches

As crazy as it sounds, because we already have so many ways to communicate,  we are always looking for new ways to tell stories. In a world full of memes and digital imagery, hand-drawn stories with digital sketches, captures attention in a really compelling way. And you don’t have to look further than the popularity of infographics to know […]

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When Leaving Your Desk is the Most Productive Thing You Can Do

It’s billed as the most productive day you’ll have all year: You’ll meet with experts in taxes, invoicing, marketing and sales, legal documents, hiring, storytelling, interpersonal relations. Virtual delivery. Franchising. Social media. Customer service. You name it! But I wasn’t so sure. I’m a solo operator and have been for nearly a decade, despite invitations […]

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