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Yesterday, Company Capital attended the 2011 Business Services Trade Show in Victoria and, I must admit, we had a blast! From major banks, universities and hotels to promotional, POS, and computer resources companies there were plenty of small, medium and large business owners and managers to meet.

Joe Nygren, the owner of NCo Cost Reduction, was extremely knowledgeable and has developed and interesting new business concept. On behalf of his clients (small business owners) he negotiates better pricing on contracts with business suppliers such as POS, telecommunications, waste management and office supplies. Taking a commission based on a portion of the savings, he’ll even call on your behalf if there are mistakes on your invoices! As I mentally calculate the approximate number of hours spent attempting to do this myself, the value of his services are rapidly increasing.

We met a couple interesting guys running a company called Swell Source. They manufacture and distribute all sorts of fun things from surf, skim, and snowboards to bottle openers and beer pong tables. So if you know anyone into the Vancouver Island surf scene or looking for a new snowboard for the coming season, be such to check these guys out first.

Just as we were wrapping up, we ran into a new POS provider based right here in Victoria, B.C. Island POS is a full service technology operation providing Point of Sale products to the hospitality and retail industry. They were informed, friendly and if you’re looking to upgrade your POS system for chip cards – go local!

We even won a FREE Facebook landing page courtesy of Stikky Media! All in all, a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon.

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