Island Thrive: Conversations with Business and Community Leaders.

Island Thrive: Conversations with Business and Community Leaders.

Latest Episodes

Recruiting with Microsoft Teams
March 14, 2022

At Smart Dolphins IT, we use Microsoft 365 apps like Bookings, Teams and OneNote to enhance our efficiency during recruitment. In this podcast, we share how these tools have streamlined this process.

What your small business needs to know about Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience
February 11, 2022

Microsoft is making two significant changes which are getting conflated: price changes to seat-based subscriptions and the launching of the New Commerce Experience (NCE). In this brief session, President Dave Monahan and COO Jesse Smith summarize the chan

Leading with values: A conversation with David Logan of Duttons & Co.
May 03, 2021

In this episode, Paul and Dave talk with Co-owner David Logan of Duttons Property Management & Boutique Real Estate Sales, a Victoria-based firm located in the heart of Fairfield. The three engage in conversation about workplace culture, leading with

Risk management and maintaining a strong security-minded culture at your small business
April 08, 2021

In this episode, Paul Holmes, and fellow Smart Dolphins employee, Ty Hedden, introduce listeners to Aaron Kraus, information systems and cloud security trainer and consultant. The three of them talk about cybersecurity through the lens of risk management.

Resilience and collaboration within the downtown Victoria business community
March 30, 2021

In our first episode of Season 3, Paul Holmes, chats with Jeff Bray executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA). Despite the ongoing challenges due to the pandemic, Jeff draws attention to the resilience and collaboration of th

In conversation with Eric Jordan
March 16, 2021

In our final episode of Season 2, we talk with Eric Jordan CEO of Codename Entertainment. Eric shares with us some business and industry highlights from the past year, emphasizing the significance of discovery and internal marketing. He breaks down for

Talking business and journalism with Tess van Straaten
March 03, 2021

In this episode, Dave and Paul chat with award-winning journalist Tess van Straaten about her role at CHEK News and as a columnist at Boulevard Magazine. She shares the origin story of how CHEK News became North America’s only employee-owned TV station an

Uncovering your X-factor with Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte
February 16, 2021

In this episode of Island Thrive, Paul and Dave chat with Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte about tried and true practices to business success. Isabelle shares her insights on the timeliness of education-based marketing. She recommends business leaders focus on e

Advancing sustainable business: A conversation with Jill Doucette
February 02, 2021

In this episode, Paul and Dave talk with Jill Doucette, founder of Synergy Enterprises and Synergy Foundation two separate organizations with the same mandate: to get business leaders to reduce their carbon emissions.Jill highlights some of the ways in

Defending the human firewall: a conversation with The White Hatter
January 18, 2021

In this episode, Paul and Ty chat with Brandon Laur of The White Hatter. They talk about security awareness training and the human firewall, drawing attention to social media phishing.They also chat about how different generations respond to online scams