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  • Last Edit: September 28, 2020

aka Small Business Peer Roundtable.

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I have a “yes” from one business, and just need to ask another if they want to participate. I have a couple of people in mind to be peers. Still thinking about whether to connect this into Venture ScoutsVenture Scouts
Growing the next generation of founders and funders in Canada
One of my current ProjectsProjects
Current Projects

Venture ScoutsVenture Scouts
Growing the next generation of founders and funders in Canada
One of my current [[Projects]]. There is a [[Discourse]] forum at https://venturescouts.ca which anyone can join.
There are a variety of members-only groups on the site as well, including Pitch Deck Review.
To Do

[[TODO]] Kick off peer mentoring: get members to post a peer profile with the topics that they’re interested in providing peer mentorship on, as well as how to get in touch / book some time (e.g. [[Calendly]] link)
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CobuildingCobuilding
Exploring shared housing options in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
[[AllTheBestRecipes]] is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
through [[Community Land Trusts]] (CLT) and other models.
Registered https://cobuilding.ca, which is going to be a [[Discourse]] forum setup with email.
10 Unit Apartment Building Costing
The apartment I currently live in is a 3 story, 10 unit apartment building. I was doing some research and found a similar apartment on West 12th.
It has a full PDF of rent and expenses, showing that the total annual expenses, including property taxes, is $41K...


Backlog

Custom Bags in VancouverCustom Bags in Vancouver
– I want to test my Ship IP Not Product ideas, and make a template for forming a group, designing a bag, and finding local makers and supply chain to make items locally, on demand
Community ISP – can we form co-ops and collectives and create community ISPs?
Vancouver Local Makers DirectoryVancouver Local Makers Directory
There isn’t a directory of local artists and other makers in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
[[AllTheBestRecipes]] is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
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Ideally, this would have a number of goals:

list local makers
increase sales to those makers
connect local supply chains

What goods are made in Vancouver?
This is sort of the main question, perhaps connected to “Can I buy X in Vancouver?”.
Shopify Site, Monthly Specials
An idea is to build a Shopify site that lists makers.
Users can browse makers and go directly to their site. Can also subscribe to a mailing list wi...
– a list of made in VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
items, ideally with direct call to purchase

Older Projects

[[Berlin...
. There is a DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top Community Tool.
forum at https://venturescouts.ca which anyone can join.
There are a variety of members-only groups on the site as well, including Pitch Deck Review.
To Do

[[TODO]] Kick off peer mentoring: get members to post a peer profile with the topics that they’re interested in providing peer mentorship on, as well as how to get in touch / book some time (e.g. [[Calendly]] link)
[[...
or not. Feels like it would be a fit.