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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Hey guys/gals

I'm thinking of opening a business either in Victoria, Duncan, or somewhere else in the island

What businesses do you think could succeed in these areas, that the areas are currently lacking? I'm hoping some of you can help me out by shedding some light

Thanks!
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Movie Theater in Duncan!

The Caprice is a dump.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

cheaper ferries
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Skip the business, make a victoria transit app. I can guarantee you that people will pay for it if apple sticks to its current maps app.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Victoria needs a bowling alley, I went there for university and there just isn't one in town. Its very unfortunate.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

NHL Hockey Franchise?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

Butt Scratcher store.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

cheaper ferries


I work for the ferries, and unless the boat is more than 60% full, they're losing money (which, is more often than not) hence, the cut in sailings. When you think about how much the other ferries (such as the coho, anecortes, and the clipper all out of victoria), it's really not that expensive. Plus, unlike the boats used in above examples, the conditions and quality of those boats aren't very good in comparison to bc ferries.

Missing out on a PF Changs. And a quality hockey team (no, the Royals are not quality)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

I work for the ferries, and unless the boat is more than 60% full, they're losing money (which, is more often than not) hence, the cut in sailings. When you think about how much the other ferries (such as the coho, anecortes, and the clipper all out of victoria), it's really not that expensive. Plus, unlike the boats used in above examples, the conditions and quality of those boats aren't very good in comparison to bc ferries.

Missing out on a PF Changs. And a quality hockey team (no, the Royals are not quality)


$72 for me to go from the lower mainland to the Island IS too much
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

http://muginohointl.com/

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Not just the island but all of BC lacks manufacturing.

What's crazy is that we have steel quality coal and mines producing iron and a big port to ship from and we don't even make steel!

We have logs and don't even make all of it into lumber let alone furniture or cabinets.

And while not manufacturing the next business I would like to see is a large waste to energy facility.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

I work for the ferries, and unless the boat is more than 60% full, they're losing money (which, is more often than not) hence, the cut in sailings. When you think about how much the other ferries (such as the coho, anecortes, and the clipper all out of victoria), it's really not that expensive. Plus, unlike the boats used in above examples, the conditions and quality of those boats aren't very good in comparison to bc ferries.


Costs at BC ferries are out of control. As they increase ticket prices to account for this, less peole ride the ferries. A vicious cycle that needs to end by cutting costs.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

A pot cafe similar to the new Amsterdam would do well in Victoria
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

I work for the ferries, and unless the boat is more than 60% full, they're losing money (which, is more often than not) hence, the cut in sailings. When you think about how much the other ferries (such as the coho, anecortes, and the clipper all out of victoria), it's really not that expensive. Plus, unlike the boats used in above examples, the conditions and quality of those boats aren't very good in comparison to bc ferries.

Missing out on a PF Changs. And a quality hockey team (no, the Royals are not quality)

It's because you guys are over paid
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Hey guys/gals

I'm thinking of opening a business either in Victoria, Duncan, or somewhere else in the island

What businesses do you think could succeed in these areas, that the areas are currently lacking? I'm hoping some of you can help me out by shedding some light

Thanks!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

I work for the ferries, and unless the boat is more than 60% full, they're losing money (which, is more often than not) hence, the cut in sailings. When you think about how much the other ferries (such as the coho, anecortes, and the clipper all out of victoria), it's really not that expensive. Plus, unlike the boats used in above examples, the conditions and quality of those boats aren't very good in comparison to bc ferries.

Missing out on a PF Changs. And a quality hockey team (no, the Royals are not quality)




If they didn't charge so friggin much the boat would generally be a lot more full....
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

I work for the ferries, and unless the boat is more than 60% full, they're losing money (which, is more often than not) hence, the cut in sailings. When you think about how much the other ferries (such as the coho, anecortes, and the clipper all out of victoria), it's really not that expensive. Plus, unlike the boats used in above examples, the conditions and quality of those boats aren't very good in comparison to bc ferries.

Missing out on a PF Changs. And a quality hockey team (no, the Royals are not quality)


What I don't get is why people think its such a awful thing if BC ferries doesn't make money everywhere. Do people even realize how much taxpayers money goes into the highways they drive on. BC ferries is officially considered an extension of our highways system, if concrete highways can be subsidized why can't BC ferries?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

A pot cafe similar to the new Amsterdam would do well in Victoria


I mixed paint for the person opening a new Jupiter store downtown. Apparently there's one in Edmonton that's very popular.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

When I lived there (maybe it is different now), there was no coffee shop along Dallas Rd. I used to love walking around Ogden Point and Beacon Hill Park. Tonnes of people walk by their, and for me, walks are always better with a warm cup of coffee. There are houses along Dallas Rd. on the opposite side of the beach. Maybe one could be converted into a coffee shop? Upstairs for a bakery? Sounds kinda hippy-ish, but then again, that's generally the type of people who live in Victoria.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

I've never been in BC, but you can never have enough adult stores.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

When I lived there (maybe it is different now), there was no coffee shop along Dallas Rd. I used to love walking around Ogden Point and Beacon Hill Park. Tonnes of people walk by their, and for me, walks are always better with a warm cup of coffee. There are houses along Dallas Rd. on the opposite side of the beach. Maybe one could be converted into a coffee shop? Upstairs for a bakery? Sounds kinda hippy-ish, but then again, that's generally the type of people who live in Victoria.


There's the Ogden Point Cafe. Only been once though and wasn't impressed.

I doubt you could get the zoning to convert a house into a coffee shop on Dallas Rd. I bet even trying would be a nightmare.

Reminds me of an old joke.

Q) How many Victorians does it take to change a light bulb?

A) 100, 1 to change the actual bulb. The other 99 to form a heritage committee and bitch to City Council about how much they liked the old one.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

What I don't get is why people think its such a awful thing if BC ferries doesn't make money everywhere. Do people even realize how much taxpayers money goes into the highways they drive on. BC ferries is officially considered an extension of our highways system, if concrete highways can be subsidized why can't BC ferries?


What I don't get is why people think it's so unfair to pay the full cost of a ferry ride. It's not like the people using the highway are immune to the rising cost of fuel nor is there any lack of taxes taken out of fuel (and soon to be tolls) to pay for said roads.

Never mind the silliness that people seem to forget the Island in the last decade got a massive highway upgrade themselves.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

I've got a great idea for a business but I want equity. ;)
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

cheaper ferries


This for sure.

Prices at BC Ferries are ridiculous.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

Not just the island but all of BC lacks manufacturing.

What's crazy is that we have steel quality coal and mines producing iron and a big port to ship from and we don't even make steel!

We have logs and don't even make all of it into lumber let alone furniture or cabinets.

And while not manufacturing the next business I would like to see is a large waste to energy facility.

LOL are you suggesting buddy opens up a Smelting plant or a Lumber Mill? Although perhaps good recommendations to beef up industry in our province on a whole I doubt that the OP was thinking of starting a business on the scale you are picturing.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

LOL are you suggesting buddy opens up a Smelting plant or a Lumber Mill? Although perhaps good recommendations to beef up industry in our province on a whole I doubt that the OP was thinking of starting a business on the scale you are picturing.


Well, I think were good service industry wise.......
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

What I don't get is why people think it's so unfair to pay the full cost of a ferry ride. It's not like the people using the highway are immune to the rising cost of fuel nor is there any lack of taxes taken out of fuel (and soon to be tolls) to pay for said roads.

Never mind the silliness that people seem to forget the Island in the last decade got a massive highway upgrade themselves.


Do you honestly think gas taxes even come close to covering the full cost of roads? I know you know better then that.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

I know this will sound silly but the Island especially and the entire country of Canada needs eco tourism to explode. There are so many epic natural points of interest that I still do not think most Canadians even know of. Small private tour companies are huge in Alberta and South eastern BC. These small operations are raking it in. The only real hurdle is the insurance and certificates to transport the customers to and from terminals and destinations of awesomeness ! The Island is about the most beautiful place in all of Canada and Victoria needs to let the world know. That is how the Benjamin's will be made.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Victoria needs a bowling alley. I don't wanna go all the way to Langford to go bowling
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