Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ever wish that you could use your tablet as a monitor for your camera?

All you need is a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.

Check the following video:



Link to the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller&hl=en

The foundation of your online business. The pillars that you can not underestimate - Does your website have a title, a description, and a keywords tag?


There are different ways to check the html code of your website, but let use a generic method available in the major browsers. Open your browser, and go to your website. Once your website is fully loaded, right click on the body of that page (I recommend to use the left or right section of the center of the screen).

Depending of the browser, a pop-up window will be displayed in the center of the screen. Click now on View source, or View Page Source. The message is different depending of the browser you are using.


Once the coding source is display, press the keys: Ctrl and F (Keep the key Ctrl pressed, and then press the key F). Now, you will be able to search on that page. Search for: 'title'. All the words 'title' will be highlighted. Do the same for 'description', and 'keywords'. If you can find these words, you will be able to read the information that your website is actually using for those tags, and sharing with the Search Engines.

Whatever you can find between <title> and </title> is the title of that page, the 'content' of <meta name="description"... is the current description of that page, and the 'content' of <meta name="keywords"... are the keywords of your website. The keywords should be separated by commas. If any or all of these tags are missing, or showing incorrect information, then it's time to call whoever created your website.

Contact us for more details:

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Eliecer Marchante (Google Trusted Photographer)
Virtual British Columbia Tours
Phone: 250.470.1063
Email: Contact Us
Website: www.virtualbctours.com

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Do you want to invite customers to visit your establishment? Showcase your business with previews of the different areas...



We are using Source Office Furnishings locations to feature this new tool that you can embed in your website. If a customer wants to see more, they can click on "take a look inside" icon located at the bottom.

If you want to know more about Source Office Furnishings, just visit them today and experience the Source difference.

Check their website for more details: www.source.ca






For a Photo Shoot, contact us:

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Eliecer Marchante (Google Trusted Photographer)
Virtual British Columbia Tours
Phone: 250.470.1063
Email: Contact Us
Website: www.virtualbctours.com

Book NOW!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Another perspective... can we talk about business?

Recently, I went to the Key Business Awards Gala organized by the Greater Westside Board of Trade in West Kelowna. Awesome speeches, but one of the speakers mentioned that all together, as a business community, we can take The Okanagan to the next level: working side by side, and collaborating each other. Definitely is a great idea, and it's what this area really needs. Unfortunately is not practical. The lack of knowledge of some of our local leaders, the regionalism, the favoritism, the absence of common sense, and the nepotism which leads to making wrong decisions are some of the bad habits deep-rooted in The Okanagan.


Few weeks ago, I contacted a company, part of the recruitment industry, to know more about their services, specifically to find out if they could help with my problem: I've been seeking for the right people to create a sales team without success. After a long conversation over the phone, and due to the high fee they usually charge, the owner of the company promised to send me more information by email hoping that we will be able to work together adjusting their service to my budget. I am still waiting for that email.

The moral of the story: it doesn't really matter how much you want to do for this community, it doesn't really matter the quality of your services, at the end of the day the money, together with the connections, will make the final decision. People around here want to keep their jobs, want to stay doing whatever they are doing, they don't want to invest time to learn something new and innovative, and they want to keep their paycheck every 2 weeks without doing anything else. So, if you are planning to open a business in The Okanagan, take it slowly... remember the two magical words: connections and money. You need both of them if you want to be successful.

A message to business associations: YOU exist to help local businesses, and YOU exist thanks to our support. So, ask around, improve yourself, take the risk, and make us feel that you are actually doing something for us and the local economy. The same applies to government institutions.