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Welcome to Why We Are Startups (YVR Startups). This is a collection of all the lessons and knowledge on startups, personal growth, entrepreneurship and marketing. This blog is for you if you are looking to get some insights into starting a side hustle business, a startup or maybe wanting to learn more about personal growth.

Here are some articles for you to get started on entrepreneurship:

Marketing & Traffic generation:

  • SEO
  • Facebook
  • Twitter for events
  • PPC
  • Unconventional but effective ways to get traffic
  • Niche selection
  • A Case Study of Niche Domination


Motivation + Mindset:

  • Having the entrepreneurial Mindset is half of the battle
  • Character and Values – Having them and standing by them will help you succeed
  • How to ensure you deliver on your tasks/promises – Importance of accountability
  • Successful entrepreneurs’ daily routine

The blog name:

Inspired by Simon Sinek’s book, Begin with Why, we wanted a name that elicits reflection on the why of business. Inside every one of use, we all have a why to what we do. We all have a reason why we are starting up startups and side hustles, whether it is to to address a challenge we face or or to escape the 9-5 craziness or maybe to leave a legacy behind, we all know our why and want to create a community where we continually focus on our why, our driving force to do what we do.


Startup Community Support:

The exciting thing about being in the startup community is that you’re not alone. There is never a better time to start a startup than today where you have a federal and provincial government that is friendly towards startups encouraging community building and supporting investments with competitive tax rates. Here’s a list of other community groups we recommend you checking out if you are in the startup space: