Five Compelling Reasons to Hire a Squamish Business

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Five Compelling Reasons to Hire a Squamish Business

Our photogenic town is well-known for its majestic vistas and adventurous
activities. But innovation, resilience, and deep connections are what make this a
truly special place to live and work. Find out why working with local business
service providers is great for your business and the community.

1. Small Town, Top Talent

Squamish may be a small place, but what it lacks in physical size, it makes up for
with talent (and not just the sporting kind). Consultants with a breadth of
experience are based in Squamish and they’re contributing their
skills and knowledge to support local businesses.

Expand your network and you may be trail running with a Silicon Valley investor
one day and hitting the slab with a global supply-chain guru the next. With the
onset of remote work and an exodus from urban centres, Squamish is an
appealing location for working professionals to set up shop and enjoy the lifestyle.

So, dive into the Squamish Chamber’s talent pool—it’s wide and deep.

2. Business IS Personal (In a Good Way)

With a town population of just under 25,000, our lives intersect in many ways and
our community roots are deeply entwined. Working with other local businesses is
a great way to forge strong relationships with people who are invested in
Squamish, both emotionally and financially. Entrust your company’s success with
someone who takes it personally and creates a deeper relationship that goes
beyond formalities.

3. Squamish Businesses Play Hard, But Work Harder

This is an energetic and outdoorsy place fueled by creativity and outside-the-box
thinking. In a town known for next-level athletes who are “Squamish fit,” sports
achievement is certainly one thing we do exceptionally well here. But, it’s not all
play; we work exceptionally hard too.


The very same traits of commitment and laser-focus that lead to goal crushing in
our personal lives just so happen to translate well into business. In fact, the
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) recently named Squamish
one of Canada’s Top 10 communities for entrepreneurship, demonstrating that a
small town can hold its own against larger city counterparts.

4. Support Local and Build Community

Strong businesses are built by relationships. There are many diverse voices in
Squamish, which adds to our rich cultural fabric and helps foster creativity and
innovation within the professional community. It’s easier to find common ground
and build bridges with others when we have shared social connections and
common interests that are rooted in a sense of place. Support your neighbours,
grow your network, and contribute to our local economy when you collaborate
with other local businesses.

5. Collaborate With People Who Just “Get” You

Squamish life is different and doing business in Squamish is different too. Do you enforce the 20cm ski day rule? Do you prefer Blundstones to Burberry for business attire? Did you get stuck behind a herd of elk crossing on your commute to work this morning? When you work with a Squamish business, you don’t need to explain, they just “get” you.

And that means less need for subtext and more time to ideate on how best to
reach your business goals in a genuine and authentic way.

Whether you require creatives, knowledge workers, IT experts or training
professionals, Squamish businesses are ready to fulfill your business needs. Visit
our Member Directory to find your next supplier.

About Substrate Studios

Substrate Studios offers brand identity, graphic design and marketing services in Squamish, BC.

They believe that beautiful graphic design and insight-driven marketing are the keys to thriving in today’s competitive landscape. They are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses leverage powerful marketing and creative tools to reach their customers at the right time and in the right place.

About Love Local. Love Squamish

This project is brought to you by the Squamish Chamber of Commerce, made possible thanks to funding from the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Canada. 

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