Happy October, Victoria, it's Small Business Month! Throughout the month, we will be introducing you to some amazing small business owners from around downtown Victoria. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and our blog to meet the incredible people behind small businesses in downtown Victoria.
Puzzling is more popular than ever these days. Local company Puzzle Lab’s gorgeous, algorithm-driven, laser-cut wooden puzzles are a lovely way to disconnect and pass the time by yourself or with your "bubble-folk". Created by creatives and co-founders of Robazzo multi-disciplinary design practice Tinka and Andrew, read about their newest project, Puzzle Lab.
theDock Centre for Social Impact curates a space for organizations and entrepreneurs to co-work and meet. Their members can pilot and test initiatives, scale impact, and enhance connections. With the pandemic still a part of our lives, small businesses, such as theDock, need our help to stay open and survive the financial difficulties of our present circumstances.
Thrift/Craft Alternative Art Supply is the place to go when starting a new art project, looking to donate supplies, and wanting to find something unique and unexpected. Located in Market Square, this store is a treasure trove of art and crafting materials for whatever projects you might have on the go. With the pandemic still a part of our lives, small businesses, such as Thrift/Craft, need our help to stay open and survive the financial difficulties of our present circumstances.
Small businesses in downtown Victoria are relying on our support this year more than ever. With that in mind, we want to invite you to meet some of the people who make the downtown core a wonderful and special place: our downtown business owners!
Every year, downtown store owners and managers give holiday gifts to their staff. This year will be different because of the pandemic. The same group dinner options aren't possible. However, workers and staff deserve to be thanked for all their hard work and dedication to keeping our downtown businesses running.
It's October which means it's Small Business Month! To kick off Small Business Month, we are introducing you to the project Talking Shop and its creators, Metka and Michelle. Learn about this fantastic initiative to create a community of #supportlocal advocates. Make sure to check out talkingshop.ca and follow TS on Instagram and Facebook!
In May's edition of Jeff's monthly column in Victoria News, the DVBA Executive Directory writes about the challenges businesses faced through the pandemic, ways we can support these invaluable members of our society, and how excited the downtown community is to welcome you back!
Lorna Ketler of Bodacious Clothing in downtown Victoria shares her experiences as a business owner for over 20 years, talking about her motivation, passion, and advice for other business owners as part of our series for International Women's Day and Women's History Month 2020.
Evelyn Andrews-Greene is the sole owner of Andrews-Greene CPA in downtown Victoria, running the business for over thirty years. Find out why she chose downtown, what #EachforEqual means to her, and what words of wisdom she has for other fellow entrepreneurs.