Business Services

Alan Dolan & Associates
Business Principal
Alan Dolan
Business Description

Providing community engagement, facilitation and strategic communications services since 1994

Alan has over 30 years of community engagement, facilitation and communications experience, working for government, and as a private consultant to government, First Nations and NGOs. He formed Alan Dolan & Associates in 1994 and works with a network of associates.

In the early nineties, Alan held senior communications positions with the government of British Columbia, including Director of Communications at the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Communications Manager at the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.

With two degrees in biology and additional experience working as an environmental biologist, Alan has focused much of his work in the environmental and resource management fields.

Alan received a BSc from McGill, a Masters from Waterloo, and completed further post-graduate training at Queen’s. Engagement and facilitation training evolved from a combination of experience, Quaker teachings, IAP2 Certification, Art of Hosting workshop, Dynamic Facilitation workshop and other workshops and courses.

Alan’s personal commitment to sustainability is exemplified in his involvement in the CRD Roundtable on the Environment, as founding member and board chair of the Values-Based Business Network, as co-ordinator of the Greater Victoria Food Exchange Co-op, and through work with the Transition Towns movement in both Victoria and Sooke, BC.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
778-678-4189
Business Address
2119 Melrick Place
V9Z 0M9
Almostronaut Creative
Business Name
Business Principal
Marleen Kiral
Business Description

ALMOSTRONAUT
al·mos·tro·naut
noun

a person who is almost trained to almost travel in a spacecraft.

"Sadly, nobody is paying me a living wage to hang around in orbit. One day, hopefully, I will work in space." - Marleen Kiral, Almostronaut and Creative Director

Almostronaut HQ is based on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada - but the crew also works from New Orleans. If you're from Sooke, you probably already know Marleen, the creative director and OG Almostronaut. But among the fantastic crew, Almostronaut has you covered from sundry graphic design services, illustration, copywriting, and video editing (everywhere) to photography and 3D printing (Vancouver Island only).

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Business Phone Number
(250) 514 0922
Business Address
Sooke, BC
V9Z 0Y5
FORGE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
Business Description

Based in Victoria, British Columbia, FORGE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS is a local IT Managed Service Provider that takes pride in serving Vancouver Island. With a strong belief in transparency and honesty, we strive to build lasting relationships based on trust, integrity, and high-quality service delivery. We understand the unique challenges that the constantly evolving technological landscape presents and provide reliable, dependable solutions tailored to each client's specific needs.

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Business Phone Number
250-818-1670
Guided Films
Business Name
Business Principal
Daniel Baker
Business Description

We specializes in Video Production and also offer a range of Digital Marketing options including Social Media Management.

It all begins with an idea! Maybe you want to launch your own business, refine a hobby into a side hustle, or perhaps you have a creative project in mind that you want to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you choose to tell your story online can make all the difference.

We work closely with clients to capture images of people, places, and product, and to present those images in a way that fits your vision, vibe, and aesthetic. Our perceptive methods and intuitive approach guarantees you never lose the personal, human element that makes all the difference in any project.

Size doesn't matter. We do everything from 30 second product highlight videos up to full length documentaries and short films. Does that sound intimidating? We get it, and we will guide you through it every step of the way. Whatever the project may be, you can trust us to bring it to life.

How you present yourself is everything in this world. Even when you’re looking to hire a graphic designer, what's the first thing you do? You look to see if they have the vibe you like. We create your public face for you- from logos to social media banners, brochures to business cards. Show the world who you are and what you do with graphics that set the tone of your entire enterprise.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
(778) 352-0288
Business Address
Sooke, BC, Canada
V9Z 0G5
Siobhan Koumparos, CPA, CA
Business Principal
Siobhan Koumparos
Business Description

Koumparos Consulting Inc. offers a full-service fractional CFO business bringing 25+ years of trusted finance experience to businesses, C-Suite and Board of Directors. We support business growth, profitability and financial flexibility providing strategic value and interim leadership solutions. Our range of services include:

✔ Strategic Planning
✔ Forecasting, planning & analysis
✔ Financial modelling and financial plan development
✔ Mergers and acquisitions (buy & sell: project management, due diligence, execution and integration)
✔ Interim Leadership
✔ Problem-solving
✔ Public and private capital markets support, and
✔ Building strong teams.

Team

  • Siobhan (an Irish name, pronounced "sheh-VAHN"), a Chartered Professional Accountant in Sooke, is a strong and highly competent finance professional with over 25 years of expertise in forecasting, strategic planning, M&A (buy and sell), financial reporting, and auditing. Her tenacious yet professional attitude, combined with an ability to achieve consistent high-quality results within tight timeframes have long earned the respect of senior leaders and Boards of Directors. Siobhan is a loyal, resilient, collaborative leader who cares about the company and the people throughout an organization.
  • Alex is an accountant and software developer with over 20 years of professional experience. He has a passion for helping entrepreneurs identify and achieve their strategic objectives and has chosen to specialize in strategic planning, data analytics, business and financial modelling.
Business Phone Number
403-975-4100
Business Address
Maple Ave N
Sooke, BC
V9Z 1J7