“What is the big secret about I.T.??” …what we really need to know working virtually
Now that working remotely is the 'new norm' …how do we stay connected? How can we advise our clients to thrive in the new virtual environment. Our members sat in on a round-table discussion with Rick and Ermias from Welcome Networks to discuss cutting edge topics like: unified single-platform communication systems, data residency in Canada and compliant backup systems. We tossed around questions and thought-providing ideas and learned about the secrets we need to know to be ahead of the new normal.
Welcome Networks is a managed IT Services specializing in on-site support (unlimited for local clients), virtual desktops, cloud backup, disaster recovery, Ransomware protection, 2 Factor Authentication (Duo) and Unified Cloud Communications. ... See MoreSee Less
"What if the Bank Says NO…?" …there are creative financial solutions
We held a Member-Only Whine-o'clock Virtual Get Together on June 25/20. Our Guest Host, Michael Yasny sat in on the round-table discussion on how can we can add 'extra' Advisory Services to help our clients in these tough times by looking at alternative ways to solve our client's financial problems. What resources are available for clients who are drowning in debt and ensure financing that is put in place today doesn't affect financing in the future.
"Keeping it Human" …what is the new virtual relationship?
Virtual reality… new reality… new ways of doing business …what does that really mean? With the massive changes to the way our industry has had to very quickly adapt to doing business in new ways with both our own practices but also our client's businesses, how do we keep those connections going (and growing) with existing clients and potential new clients. Keeping the 'human touch' and nurturing those relationships when it seems like technology will completely take over.
Our Member Host, Tanya Hilts, lead our Member-Only round table discussion to talk about how we can ensure we are focusing on what is important with our client relationships - and how easy it is to get back to basics and keep our customer service front and centre to ensure those loyal relationships continue through these unprecedented times and ultimately prosper. ... See MoreSee Less
We held our Whine-o'clock on March 5th with our Guest Host, Adam Sippel from Innovative Fitness who sat in on our Virtual Meeting inspiring our members to Invest in our fitness for something other than the scale. He also answered our member's questions on how to stay healthy and fit during busy times when we are 'bound' to our desks. And how our members can connect together to motivate each other and hold each other accountable so we can achieve our Visions. ... See MoreSee Less
BCN Members connecting together to learn about tax changes and trends with Evelyn Jacks at the Knowledge Bureau's CE Summit in Vancouver, BC yesterday. Nice to be able to share ideas and knowledge as a group. ... See MoreSee Less
"Where do you sit on the subject?" "…or stand on the subject??" Our members attended our virtual round table discussion where we dove into this rarely talked about topic of how efficient are our offices…?? Our guest host, Nicole Cairns, co-owner of Thorpe Benefits, sat in on the round table discussion where she helped guide us through things like setting up our desks for maximum efficiency, being mindful of ergonomics and Fung Shui, benefits and issues with sitting desks vs. standing desks. How can we consider our office environment to more easily perform repetitive tasks by eliminating redundant movements and encourage productivity to help promote overall health, wellness and job satisfaction.
Thorpe Benefits is an integrated employee benefits and health and wellness consulting company. Nicole is passionate about creating thriving workplaces, schools and individuals. Over the last 10 years she has used her background in curriculum development, holistic nutrition and applied positive psychology to develop strategies for companies, individuals and families to improve psychological, organizational and physical wellbeing. Out of 400 submissions Canada wide, her corporate wellness solutions gained national recognition winning the Goodlife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Award and in 2018 she was recognized as one of 5 of Canada’s Leading Innovators in Mental Health and Safety by DiversityCan. ... See MoreSee Less