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LifeSupply Has Been Named Among TOP 10 SMALL BUSINESS BC AWARDS SEMI-FINALISTS in the Best Innovation Category

YOUR TOP 10 SMALL BUSINESS BC AWARDS SEMI-FINALISTS

The Small Business BC Awards, are celebrating their 15th anniversary, with almost 600 nominations from across the province. We’ve spent the week hard at work counting your votes, and the Top 10 Semi-Finalists are ready to be announced.

Together with Canada Post, we’d like to extend our congratulations to this year’s Top 10s, as well as all of the outstanding nominated small businesses who participated in the contest – you really delivered. As the largest small business awards competition in British Columbia, these awards not only recognize the outstanding achievements of local entrepreneurs, they also provide a powerful platform for future success.

So, without further ado, here are your 2018 Top 10 Semi-Finalists:

Premier People’s Choice Award

Presented by the Province of British Columbia

Duffy Baker Construction Corp., Penticton
Live Fiesta Media, Victoria
Namaskar Yoga Studio, Parksville
Okanagan Rawsome Natural Foods Inv., Grindrod
Rising Knead Bakery, Whistler
Sue’s Clotheslines, Creston
Technicon Industries, Terrace
The Gibsons Butcher, Gibsons
The Sign Cellar, Kamloops
ULAT Dryer Balls, Parksville

Best Apprentice Training

Presented by ITA

Aquasave Plumbing & Heating Services, Mission
Capilano Builders, North Vancouver
IRL Construction, Vancouver
Mountain Pacific Mechanical, Chilliwack
Northern Legendary Construction Ltd., Charlie Lake
NZ Builders, Victoria
Okanagan Cosmetology Institute LTD, Penticton
Shoesmith Construction, Fernie
Stattonrock Construction Ltd., Abbotsford
Technicon Industries, Terrace

Best Community Impact

Presented by Vancity

Courtyard Gallery, Enderby
Debra Lynn Creations, Surrey
Filaprint, Logan Lake
Green Chair Recycling, Vancouver
Hot Mama Health & Fitness Franchising, Victoria
Keela, Vancouver
Maple Roch Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, Summerland
Purple Bicycle Natural Foods, Mackenzie
Recycling Alternative, Vancouver
Zero Ceiling Society of Canada, Whistler

Best Company

Presented by Sage

BikeHike Adventures, Vancouver
Csek Creative, Kelowna
District Bicycle Co., Kamloops
Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd, Revelstoke
eVision Media, Abbotsford
Innergy Corporate Yoga, Chilliwack
MMA – Modern Marketing Advantage, Qualicum Beach
Pye Design, Victoria
SOMA Small Business Solutions, Gibsons
Wicks Electric Inc, Vancouver

Best Concept

Sponsored by Rogers

Barnacle Systems, Victoria
Boardwalk Café and Games, Abbotsford
Coast Protein, Vancouver
E’Klektik Trading, Prince Rupert
Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions, Salmon Arm
PayPie, Vancouver
Sea to Sky Removal, Squamish
SkyHive Technologies, Vancouver
Studiostone Creative, Vancouver
Tubify, Vancouver

Best Employer

Presented by TruShield

Aequilibrium, Vancouver
Imperial Custom Wood Finishing Ltd., Abbotsford
Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc., Kelowna
Island Lake Lodge, Fernie
Motherload Transport Services Inc., Nanaimo
Mystique Hair Design, White Rock
Northern Legendary Construction Ltd., Charlie Lake
Pathfinder Endeavours Ltd., Prince George
The Directorship, Vancouver
The Gibsons Butcher, Gibsons

Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

Presented by Small Business BC

ChopValue Manufacturing Ltd., Vancouver
Driving Miss Daisy, North Vancouver
Envisioning Labs, Vancouver
Fans of Vancouver Tours, Vancouver
Freshworks Studio, Victoria
IRL Construction, Vancouver
Little Hut Curry, Powell River
Miku Vancouver, Vancouver
Ophthalight Digital Solutions, Vancouver
Wize Monkey, Vancouver

Best Innovation

Algabloom International Ltd., Richmond
AVA Technologies Inc., Vancouver
Bowyer & Toulson, Ladner
Certn, Victoria
Easy Daysies Ltd., Coquitlam
LifeSupply, Coquitlam
Nada, Vancouver
Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc., Kelowna
Winecrush, Penticton
World Tree COP, Victoria

Best International Trade

Presented by UPS

Atlas Manufacturing Ltd., Merville
Brosgall Legal, Vancouver
Domestic Objects, Vancouver
Furever Clean Dog Wash, Victoria
Ironside Design Manufacturing, Chilliwack
New Stone Age Cabochons, Victoria
Search & Rescue Denim, Vancouver
Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc., Kelowna
World Tree COP, Victoria
Wyssen Canada Inc., Revelstoke

Best Marketer

Presented by KPU

BC Buzz Honey, Langley
Domestic Objects, Vancouver
Empty Desk Solutions, Port Moody
Fortune Marketing, Kelowna
Island Lake Lodge, Fernie
JY Knows It Business Consulting, Vancouver
Longevity Graphics, Coquitlam
Nettle’s Tale Swimwear, Vancouver
Twirling Umbrellas, Kelowna
Two Wheel Gear, Vancouver

The Next Phase

These businesses will now be invited to submit an Extended Application Form which will be used by our judging panel to determine the Top 5 Finalists, who will be invited to pitch why they are BC’s best.

Winners will be announced at our Small Business BC Awards Gala on February 23, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

All winners will receive the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year All-Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and the honour of being named a top BC small business.

A Word From Our Sponsors

“Small business is the economic engine, the back bone of this country and this province,” said Canada Post’s Small Business Director Karen McClelland . “Canada Post recognizes the hard work, innovation and relentless drive of all small business owners, and especially these nominees, and is happy to support the Small Business BC Awards as a space to honour them. We take special pleasure in celebrating their inspiring stories of success.”

“UPS Canada is proud to once again collaborate with Small Business BC on the Best International Trade Award to British Columbia entrepreneurs. We would like to acknowledge those who were nominated, and congratulate those who are now the top 10 semi-finalists in the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards.” – Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada.

“We sponsor the Best Apprentice Training category to recognize companies in British Columbia that are leading in apprentice training and development in the skilled trades community. With a strong apprentice training program, apprentices can become a company’s core workforce and their future leaders. With the apprenticeship model of 80 percent of the training done at the workplace and 20 percent done in the classroom, it is really important that apprentices are getting effective training and mentorship with their employer.” – Gary Herman, CEO of Industry Training Authority (ITA).

“TD’s partnership with Small Business BC strengthens our ongoing commitment to support small businesses every step of the way. As the Official Partner of Big Dreams we are dedicated to helping small business grow, and we are thrilled to recognize and celebrate some of these amazing entrepreneurs that make an impact on their communities every day.” – Sunny Chahal, Senior Manager of Small Business Banking at TD.

“At KPU we are committed to brand excellence and building our reputation within the communities we serve and beyond.  We understand the power of excellence in marketing, and are delighted to sponsor the Best Marketer award. Congratulations to the 10 finalists in this category. Your vision, innovation and dedication to quality is inspiring.” – Marlyn Graziano, Vice President of External Affairs at KPU.

“On behalf of Sage, I would like to offer my congratulations to all of the nominees for the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to local communities. Small businesses are the engine driving the B.C. economy – I am looking forward to hearing the inspiring stories of dedication and entrepreneurial passion demonstrated by all of this year’s nominees.” – Paul Struthers, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sage Canada.

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Support LifeSupply’s Nomination for the 2018 Small Business Award

LifeSupply has just been nominated for the 2018 Small Business Award (Best Innovation Category). We appreciate if you could kindly support the nomination with your vote. You just need to click here, press the VOTE button, enter your email, and submit.

(Click here to Vote http://sbbcawards.ca/award/innovation/lifesupply/)

Over the past five years, LifeSupply has emerged as a leading online home medical equipment supplier with the vision of wellness and caring for loved ones. LifeSupply offers caregivers, seniors, patients and medical professionals alike convenient 24/7 access to online shopping for an expanding range of home medical, dental, ostomy, wound care, emergency care, baby, and other products. With thousands of products in multiple warehouses across Canada, LifeSupply.ca makes the shopping experience hassle-free. The company has partnered with leading manufacturers to offer quality products at some of the lowest prices. LifeSupply.ca caters to shoppers of all age groups with chat, email and over the phone customer support. With the click of a button, customers can easily create an account, add products to their carts, and securely complete their transactions via Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) or PayPal. Free delivery is available on orders over $99.

 

LifeSupply’s Ecommerce Paradigm: Savvy Customers Embrace Convenient Access to Quality Wellness Products at Lowest Prices

IMG_9694Over five years ago, LifeSupply pioneered the concept of offering the convenience of 24/7 access to home medical products in Canada, and has gradually expanded its operations into the United States.  While home medical equipment providers have traditionally worked with occupational and physical therapists to deliver services, LifeSupply has unleashed the innovative idea of leveraging online technology combined with a creative operational model to cater value based products directly to patients, caregivers and medical professionals.  The initial skepticism in the HME industry has been silenced by the overwhelming and enthusiastic response from savvy customers, who appreciate the opportunity to conduct independent research in the acquisition of wellness products at the lowest prices.

The ecommerce phenomenon is all about customer empowerment.  With the coexistence of ecommerce next to the bricks and mortar retailers, the HME industry has become increasingly customer centric and decision making powers have shifted from gatekeepers to caregivers and patients.  Shoppers can now explore various options, and make intelligent decisions based on personal preferences for quality and value.  LifeSupply has identified the limitless potentials of ecommerce, and forged partnerships with leading companies in the HME industry to meet customers’ high expectations.  LifeSupply has matured into a well-known and established brand that is associated with convenience, value and best-in-class quality.  With an inventory of over 50,000 brand name products in Canada and the United Stated, LifeSupply differentiates itself from bricks and mortar retailers by offering more goods for better value.

The ecommerce business model is never complete without enhanced privacy and security measures for end-users.  LifeSupply.ca and LifeSupply.com operate as independent virtual stores where shoppers create accounts, place orders and conduct secure transactions with PayPal and credit card.  Customer service is available via chat, email and over the phone.  For hygienic reasons, LifeSupply offers only new products, and there is no return or refund.  LifeSupply’s offerings include, but are not limited to, needles, syringes, walkers, scooters, bath safety, wound management and other products.  Shoppers benefit from free delivery with orders over $99 CAD on lifesupply.ca, and with orders over $79 US on lifesupply.com.

“Recognizing customers’ tremendous appreciation for quality and value, we continue to explore the outer boundaries of the ecommerce paradigm with lifesupply.ca and lifesupply.com”, said Ben Hastibakhsh, VP of Business Development of LifeSupply.  “Our out of the box approach is the key ingredient in our steady growth and success, as we add new wellness products to serve our savvy customer base”.   Read more…

LifeSupply Expands U.S. Operations

Caregivers and patients across the United States gain access to home medical equipment through LifeSupply.com

Vancouver, BC, July 24, 2016 – LifeSupply, a Vancouver based online home medical equipment retailer, is pleased to announce the expansion of its US operations with the launch of lifesupply.com.  The company will empower caregivers, patients, and the general public with convenient access to brand name products, such as walkers, wheelchairs, syringes, needles, bath and safety, wound management, etc.  LifeSupply, which until recently had concentrated its activities in Canada via an online catalogue (lifesupply.ca), dedicates lifesupply.com to online shoppers across the United States.  LifeSupply offers some of the lowest prices when it comes to medical equipment.

Lifesupply.ca and Lifesupply.com feature intuitive tools for navigation, instant interactions, and secure transactions.  Customers have the flexibility to search for home medical products from the privacy of their home or work place using a desktop, laptop or mobile device.  Searching by category or key words is easy, and so is adding items to the shopping cart to make payments with credit card or PayPal.  LifeSupply’s knowledgeable customer service team stands by to answer inquiries via email, chat or over the phone (855.755.5433).

“We are thrilled to take a quantum leap in realizing our vision”, said Behshad Hastibakhsh, VP Business Development of LifeSupply.  “We aim to replicate our successful experience of the last few years.  LifeSupply utilizes the power of innovation and technology to help families across North America.”

About LifeSupply

LifeSupply offers the convenience of shopping combined with some of the lowest prices on home medical equipment through lifesupply.ca and lifesupply.com. Through innovation, LifeSupply is becoming a household name among occupational therapists, physiotherapists, care givers, seniors, and the general public.

Behshad Hastibakhsh

VP Business Development

Tel: 604.336.0622

Toll Free: 855.755.5433

Email: behshad@lifesupply.com

Behshad Hastibakhsh: Visionary Entrepreneur Empowers Caregivers and Patients

Behshad Hastibakhsh, known as Ben among friends and colleagues, is well familiar with the emotional toll, financial strains and challenges of caring for loved ones.  A quarter of a century ago, while he was a first year university student Hastibakhsh cared for his cancer-stricken father.  Having witnessed the physical suffering of a beloved father, Hastibakhsh has since experienced both sides of being a caregiver and empowering others to take care of close relatives, friends or themselves.

Four years ago, Hastibakhsh co-founded LifeSupply, an online home medical equipment retailer, to meet the immediate needs of caregivers, the aging population and the general public.  Hastibakhsh, who previously served in the senior marketing management position at TIO Networks, became convinced that the combination of technology and innovation would break new barriers.

“By embracing the online paradigm, LifeSupply recognizes that technology savvy caregivers and patients can only benefit from the convenience of 24/7 access to home medical equipment.  LifeSupply.com is essentially an online catalogue which features interactive chat, intuitive search, and secure transaction tools.  LifeSupply has gone beyond the bricks and mortar retail paradigm to give caregivers and patients the flexibility of shopping online using a desktop, laptop or mobile device.  Our vision is to care for the community through empowerment.”

Hastibakhsh has identified the gap between customers’ expectations in the digital age and the conventional approach of retailers in the home medical industry.  To fill this gap, LifeSupply has embraced the online paradigm and implemented innovative operational practices to pass additional savings to consumers.

“In today’s retail environment, customers look for quality and value.  LifeSupply is able to deliver both by leaving the bricks and mortar business model behind.  Our vision is a direct relationship with customers.  Gone are the days of intermediaries who act as gatekeepers and prevent market driven competitions.  LifeSupply enables caregivers and patients to make sound and informed decisions to acquire home medical products at some of the lowest prices.”

Through enhanced operational processes, Hastibakhsh has built a streamlined model that promotes the availability of products and extends to seamless fulfillment and delivery.  Hastibakhsh credits much of the company’s innovation to his dedicated team of software developers based in Silicon Valley, California.  Equally important is the support of supply partners in securing the company’s success.

Hastibakhsh envisions the complete overhaul of the home medical industry in a decade.  Meanwhile, LifeSupply continues to set new trends, and follow the steps of other online retail giants.

LifeSupply Empowers Caregivers and Patients with Instant Access to Home Medical Equipment

LifeSupply, a Canadian online home medical equipment retailer, is using the power of technology and innovation to meet the immediate needs of caregivers, the aging population and the general public.  LifeSupply has embraced the online paradigm to empower caregivers and patients alike with the convenience of 24/7 access to a shopping destination for brand name products, including walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, syringes, needles, bath and safety, wound management, and other solutions.  The company’s online catalogue www.lifesupply.com features intuitive tools for navigation, instant chat, and secure transactions.  Customers have now the flexibility to search for home medical products from the privacy of their home or work place using a desktop, laptop or mobile device.  Searching by category or key words is easy, and so is adding items to the shopping cart to make payments with credit card or PayPal.  LifeSupply offers free shipping to destinations across Canada with purchases over $99.  LifeSupply’s knowledgeable customer service team stands by to answer inquiries via email, chat or over the phone (855.755.5433).

Behshad Hastibakhsh

VP Business Development

Tel 604.336.0622

Toll Free: 855.755.5433

Email: behshad@lifesupply.com

www.lifesupply.com

LifeSupply’s Successful Transition to an Online Only Home Medical Equipment Supplier

Vancouver, BC (January 6, 2016) LifeSupply, a Canadian owned home medical equipment supplier, is pleased to announce its successful transition to an online only business paradigm.  Through its focused online business strategy, LifeSupply will empower patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and the general public with convenient 24/7 access to home medical equipment at some of the lowest prices.  This online strategy presents a wide spectrum of consumers with the choice, freedom and flexibility to purchase medical products for themselves or their loved-ones anywhere using a desktop, laptop or mobile device.

LifeSupply delivers the convenience of online shopping via http://www.lifesupply.com where with a few simple clicks everyone can search, find and purchase home medical equipment at competitive prices.  LifeSupply.com has emerged as the preferred one stop destination point for instant access to a variety of brand name home medical products.  Whether consumers need walkers, wheelchairs, transport chairs, wound management or other medical products, LifeSupply.com enables them to search by category or by entering key words in the search engine, to add items to the shopping cart, and to pay with credit card or PayPal.  Shipping over $99 across Canada is free.

“As innovative leaders in the home medical industry, we think out of the box to cater best-in-class services to savvy consumers who value flexibility and completive prices”, said Behshad Hastibakhsh, VP Business Development at LifeSupply.  “We aim to unleash the power of innovation and technology to meet consumers’ changing expectations”.

About LifeSupply

LifeSupply, a Canadian owned company, offers a wide variety of brand name home medical equipment supplies at some of the lowest prices via www.lifesupply.com

 

Behshad Hastibakhsh

VP Business Development

Tel 604.336.0622

Toll Free: 855.755.5433

Email: behshad@lifesupply.com