What I learned about the German Community from Facebook

According to my Facebook Page: Germans in Vancouver As page manager, I am constantly trying to share relevant, interesting stories with my subscribers. Then, I can see how many people it reaches, who liked it and who shared it. It constantly fascinates me, which articles or topics get popular, and which ones don’t. It is […]

Bauhaus Restaurant Opens March 2015

The Bauhaus Restaurant is excited to announce Michelin Star Chef Stefan Hartmann and former General Manager of Kensington Palace, Tim Adams are joining forces to put a star and a crown on the Vancouver food scene. Hartmann’s inspiration for the menu at Bauhaus will be contemporary German cuisine, taking a fresh approach to many traditional […]

Join Business Association in 2015!

The German Canadian Business Association has changed in the last 52 years of its existence, yet one thing remains the same:  it is still there to allow entrepreneurs and business owners to network, to exchange ideas and give feedback and to allows its members to publicize their products and sell their services. Also it used to […]

German Castle wins Second Prize!

“Winter Castle at Christmas!” We got the results back from Grouse for the Gingerbread Village competition and the German Winter Castle at Christmas created by the Metropolitan Hotel and sponsored by the German Canadian Business Association came in second place! Here is what our contact at Grouse wrote: It was a very tight race! Based […]

Value Proposition or USP

How Can I Differentiate myself or my business?  What is my Value Proposition? This information is for small business owners or entrepreneurs that are attempting to launch one or two products into the local market.  It may be importing something from Europe, or bringing an European concept to life in Vancouver or just introducing a […]

Getting Going on Google

Part I Some entrepreneurs are still stuck in the starting phase of trying to get their German business website and social media sites off the ground. Others have had them for years, but they are not ranking very high on Google. Yet this is what people want and need. I have been getting so many […]

Promoting your German Business in Vancouver

Let us say that you are importing a product from Austria, Germany or Switzerland to Vancouver, BC and would like to promote this to your target audience. Your target audience can be Canadians that immigrated here from Europe, Europeans that are here on a temporary basis, or just anyone who enjoys high quality German products. […]

SEO and the Google Spider

Search Engine Optimization Help with Google Spider In order for Google to keep their index up-to-date, they send out a spider to do their work for them.  These spiders crawl around from one website to another, especially favouring newer websites that have a higher PageRank, or that have more links leading to them from legitimate […]

Joining the German Community – Part 1

You may be seeking the German Community in Vancouver for business or for pleasure.  I will start with some business ideas.  Part II will showcase the cultural, social or fun German Organizations for Germans, Swiss or Austrians. 1.  Join the German Canadian Business Association for only $280 a year!  Pro-rated if joining later than the […]