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Guest Blogpost with Sandy at Jinsei Media

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Some Q+A for this Creative Entrepreneur 

 

1.  Who is Sandy and what is her current passion project?

Who is Sandy? An interesting question since over the last few years I have been working on letting go of identity. Instead of a Food Photo…

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VI Winter Market 2021

Vancouver Island Market 2021: Felt Love at VIM

Vancouver Island Market Nanaimo Gift Shop Girls

You can call it a wild project. 

A self care practice, an intervention for being separated for so long or whatever way you see fit.

This practice of felt-love where we did our best to connect, receive, give back and take back what it means t…

Read more

Why premium directory listing is beneficial for your small business

Getting Found Online on Vancouver Island

 

Phone screen of local directory search engine for Vancouver Island Market Nanaimo

 

How to Find that vendor who was at VIM

We always get messages after the market asking us who was that vendor selling herbal cigarettes or how can I order bespoke trivets from Crafts by Cortney. As much as we love connecting our buyers to…

Read more

Vintage Christmas Sweater Sale

Vintage Christmas Sweaters

Felt Love at VIM...

Our friends at Life is Precious will be donating 25% of their vintage Christmas sweater sales to Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank!

Rock that Santa Christmas sweater and be a part of a good cause đŸ„°. He will be stationed in the northwest corner of the building named …

Read more

I am Grateful for Shared Human Experiences

Quote, In a world where you can be anything, be kind
 
In 2018, we put on our first Christmas Market which was one of the most outwardly successful holiday markets ever ran on Vancouver Island.  (In my mind anyway!) Those of you who witnessed the event would have remembered our power outages on the first day of the market with backup power tha…

Read more

Directories to help you get found

 
With everything going online and giants like Amazon making a Billion dollars in less than a year during the pandemic, it’s no wonder us smaller businesses (much smaller) need to find a way to go virtual too.
 
If you haven’t gotten yourself a website, or at least a social media ac…

Read more

The Difference Between Shopping Small and Shopping Big-Box

shop small

What kind of shopper would you best describe yourself as? Are you the type who likes to shop and dine at small businesses, or would you rather go for bulk purchases at big-box retailers? Well, we’ll talk about the difference between the two types of shopping, and why certain people would prefer …

Read more

Get To Know The People Behind Cure Soaps Inc.

cure soap be kind on vancouver island local marketcure soap bars natural handmade on vancouver island nanaimo market

 

Cure Soaps was founded in 2015 by Kerianne and Katie, two yoga teachers looking for a way to give back during a Big Brothers & Big Sisters event.

 

Tell us a little bit about how you started Cure Soaps? 

We decided to make soap instead of baked goods for a fundraiser through our…

Read more

10 Things You Might Not Know About Being A Small Business Owner 

It comes as a surprise to many that small business owners often work longer, more hours than employees. Running a small business is one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences that one can ever have. From the packaging of supplies to constant restocking, and upgrade of tools, all whi…

Read more

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! - August Happy Mail

In this month's Giveaway, we've matchmake @clickometre to send happy mail to winner Laurel W. 

Myles took part in our Summer Market this past weekend and brought artwork, pins, stickers and other wares to our market on Sunday.  

They had a lot of fun and so did we.   Myles motto found i…

Read more

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Decluttering Freedom

Guest Blogpost with Sandy at Jinsei Media

declutter recycle sell trash keep donate

Some Q+A for this Creative Entrepreneur 

 

1.  Who is Sandy and what is her current passion project?

Who is Sandy? An interesting question since over the last few years I have been working on letting go of identity. Instead of a Food Photo…

Read more

VI Winter Market 2021

Vancouver Island Market 2021: Felt Love at VIM

Vancouver Island Market Nanaimo Gift Shop Girls

You can call it a wild project. 

A self care practice, an intervention for being separated for so long or whatever way you see fit.

This practice of felt-love where we did our best to connect, receive, give back and take back what it means t…

Read more

Why premium directory listing is beneficial for your small business

Getting Found Online on Vancouver Island

 

Phone screen of local directory search engine for Vancouver Island Market Nanaimo

 

How to Find that vendor who was at VIM

We always get messages after the market asking us who was that vendor selling herbal cigarettes or how can I order bespoke trivets from Crafts by Cortney. As much as we love connecting our buyers to…

Read more

Vintage Christmas Sweater Sale

Vintage Christmas Sweaters

Felt Love at VIM...

Our friends at Life is Precious will be donating 25% of their vintage Christmas sweater sales to Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank!

Rock that Santa Christmas sweater and be a part of a good cause đŸ„°. He will be stationed in the northwest corner of the building named …

Read more

I am Grateful for Shared Human Experiences

Quote, In a world where you can be anything, be kind
 
In 2018, we put on our first Christmas Market which was one of the most outwardly successful holiday markets ever ran on Vancouver Island.  (In my mind anyway!) Those of you who witnessed the event would have remembered our power outages on the first day of the market with backup power tha…

Read more

Directories to help you get found

 
With everything going online and giants like Amazon making a Billion dollars in less than a year during the pandemic, it’s no wonder us smaller businesses (much smaller) need to find a way to go virtual too.
 
If you haven’t gotten yourself a website, or at least a social media ac…

Read more

The Difference Between Shopping Small and Shopping Big-Box

shop small

What kind of shopper would you best describe yourself as? Are you the type who likes to shop and dine at small businesses, or would you rather go for bulk purchases at big-box retailers? Well, we’ll talk about the difference between the two types of shopping, and why certain people would prefer …

Read more

Get To Know The People Behind Cure Soaps Inc.

cure soap be kind on vancouver island local marketcure soap bars natural handmade on vancouver island nanaimo market

 

Cure Soaps was founded in 2015 by Kerianne and Katie, two yoga teachers looking for a way to give back during a Big Brothers & Big Sisters event.

 

Tell us a little bit about how you started Cure Soaps? 

We decided to make soap instead of baked goods for a fundraiser through our…

Read more

10 Things You Might Not Know About Being A Small Business Owner 

It comes as a surprise to many that small business owners often work longer, more hours than employees. Running a small business is one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences that one can ever have. From the packaging of supplies to constant restocking, and upgrade of tools, all whi…

Read more

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! - August Happy Mail

In this month's Giveaway, we've matchmake @clickometre to send happy mail to winner Laurel W. 

Myles took part in our Summer Market this past weekend and brought artwork, pins, stickers and other wares to our market on Sunday.  

They had a lot of fun and so did we.   Myles motto found i…

Read more

View older posts »

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Decluttering Freedom

Guest Blogpost with Sandy at Jinsei Media

declutter recycle sell trash keep donate

Some Q+A for this Creative Entrepreneur 

 

1.  Who is Sandy and what is her current passion project?

Who is Sandy? An interesting question since over the last few years I have been working on letting go of identity. Instead of a Food Photo…

Read more

VI Winter Market 2021

Vancouver Island Market 2021: Felt Love at VIM

Vancouver Island Market Nanaimo Gift Shop Girls

You can call it a wild project. 

A self care practice, an intervention for being separated for so long or whatever way you see fit.

This practice of felt-love where we did our best to connect, receive, give back and take back what it means t…

Read more

Why premium directory listing is beneficial for your small business

Getting Found Online on Vancouver Island

 

Phone screen of local directory search engine for Vancouver Island Market Nanaimo

 

How to Find that vendor who was at VIM

We always get messages after the market asking us who was that vendor selling herbal cigarettes or how can I order bespoke trivets from Crafts by Cortney. As much as we love connecting our buyers to…

Read more

Vintage Christmas Sweater Sale

Vintage Christmas Sweaters

Felt Love at VIM...

Our friends at Life is Precious will be donating 25% of their vintage Christmas sweater sales to Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank!

Rock that Santa Christmas sweater and be a part of a good cause đŸ„°. He will be stationed in the northwest corner of the building named …

Read more

I am Grateful for Shared Human Experiences

Quote, In a world where you can be anything, be kind
 
In 2018, we put on our first Christmas Market which was one of the most outwardly successful holiday markets ever ran on Vancouver Island.  (In my mind anyway!) Those of you who witnessed the event would have remembered our power outages on the first day of the market with backup power tha…

Read more

Directories to help you get found

 
With everything going online and giants like Amazon making a Billion dollars in less than a year during the pandemic, it’s no wonder us smaller businesses (much smaller) need to find a way to go virtual too.
 
If you haven’t gotten yourself a website, or at least a social media ac…

Read more

The Difference Between Shopping Small and Shopping Big-Box

shop small

What kind of shopper would you best describe yourself as? Are you the type who likes to shop and dine at small businesses, or would you rather go for bulk purchases at big-box retailers? Well, we’ll talk about the difference between the two types of shopping, and why certain people would prefer …

Read more

Get To Know The People Behind Cure Soaps Inc.

cure soap be kind on vancouver island local marketcure soap bars natural handmade on vancouver island nanaimo market

 

Cure Soaps was founded in 2015 by Kerianne and Katie, two yoga teachers looking for a way to give back during a Big Brothers & Big Sisters event.

 

Tell us a little bit about how you started Cure Soaps? 

We decided to make soap instead of baked goods for a fundraiser through our…

Read more

10 Things You Might Not Know About Being A Small Business Owner 

It comes as a surprise to many that small business owners often work longer, more hours than employees. Running a small business is one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences that one can ever have. From the packaging of supplies to constant restocking, and upgrade of tools, all whi…

Read more

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! - August Happy Mail

In this month's Giveaway, we've matchmake @clickometre to send happy mail to winner Laurel W. 

Myles took part in our Summer Market this past weekend and brought artwork, pins, stickers and other wares to our market on Sunday.  

They had a lot of fun and so did we.   Myles motto found i…

Read more

View older posts »