SOHO HO Christmas Networking Party

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Last night, SOHO held their year end Christmas networking party at the Caprice night club in downtown Vancouver. The party is a good place to network with local business people from Vancouver and the lower mainland. The Caprice night club is also a great place to hold the event. It’s big enough to accommodate everyone but not so big that you’ll get lost in the crowd.

For those who don’t know, SOHO stands for Small Office Home Office and SOHO.ca is a resource site for all SOHO users to generate leads and business contacts. While all that sound well and good, the only thing I know about SOHO is they put on a nice party. However, the amount of food was lacking and we ended up eating somewhere else after. Sarah did a great job at no limit poker until the end, when she went all in with an ace six and lost. Good thing it was only for play money.

Unlike last month’s Mini Massive, the SOHO HO was packed to the limit. The general consensus was the party was a huge success and I look forward to more SOHO events in the future.

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39 thoughts on “SOHO HO Christmas Networking Party”

  1. Etienne Teo says:

    That event seems like a good place to socialize with the crowd and broaden your network. :mrgreen:

    1. DeboHobo says:

      I love casino nights. Did you win?

      1. John Chow says:

        I didn’t get to play. Sarah took all my money.

        1. Hahahahaha. Gotta love wifes. 🙂 She was very wise.

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  3. Manik says:

    Thats a big party. These type of parties are always good for networking.

  4. Big party and not enough food? You should send them the bill. *lol

    1. I guess you won’t be doing a food blog on SOHO then, huh John?

  5. Do you have local celebrity status yet?

      1. MoneyNing says:

        Probably once his issue of Entrepreneur goes public 🙂

        1. John needs his own evening news segment.

    1. Im virtually 100% sure John Chow has local celebrity status

  6. Pam Hoffman says:

    Hey John!

    Was this a party only or were there any sessions for learning about business or anything?

    I’m wondering if this event should go into my database…

    Thanks,

    Pam Hoffman
    http://seminarlist.blogspot.com

    1. James B. says:

      Cool Party. Yea, were their any sessions.

      James B.
      http://justhuntingtips.blogspot.com/

      ( 😈 I snuck my link in there like Pam, I’m Cool 🙄 )

  7. Xacur says:

    It seems a nice place.

    1. Yeah, but definitively not a party 😛

  8. Neil Duckett says:

    SOHO – great company name.

    1. Etienne Teo says:

      Sounds like a food company

  9. Thiru says:

    Wonderful, I wish I was there 😥

  10. Jason says:

    Hey John, have you heard about the new affiliate program, Pay-to-Play (5 second audio clips) advertising for websites? What is your opinion on it? Supposedly one of the top 5 search engines is behind it. I made a post about it last night and emailed you, but I haven’t seen any big bloggers mention it yet. Wondering why that is?

    1. Is this the affiliate link connected to your name? If so, are you seriously asking why no one talks about this? It’s a waste of time. Bigger than the Super Bowl? Hah! Ridiculous.

      1. Jason says:

        Yes, that’s the link and yes, I’m seriously asking. I’m new to the whole website making and monetization thing. Why is it a waste of time? If what they say is true and they have a big search engine backing them, with a nice affiliate program, what’s wrong with it? Only thing I could think of is, do I really want my viewers to have audio ads bugging them? After listening to some samples, they don’t seem intrusive at all to me.

        1. If you have to click on the ads to get them to play, then the site is assuming that your ads will have at least 100% click through rate. At 15,000 or so clicks, you only make $100 some dollars? That’s absolutely pathetic.

          Now, if the ads automatically play each time a webpage is loaded, that’s as annoying as those ‘CLICK HERE YOU WON AN IPOD’ ads.

          Horrible idea.

  11. Bing turnout, but I guess if it’s for the whole of Canada that’s to be expected!

  12. Did you get any interesting freebies?

  13. Kent says:

    I like to network in those offline events too.

    But seem like our business model unlike traditional model, most of them don’t really understand internet marketing. Not even blog marketing.

    For them, only interested on how to get business from everyone who approach them. Seldom of them would like to learn any latest or cutting-edge strategies from the other business peoples.

    Once they know you are in online business. They might ask you to help them design their company website. (for them it’s like a promotion brochure)

    Still need some times to educate those offline business people to understand the power of internet marketing.

    Kent

    1. Seriously, but then again, you can put a positive spin on it and tell them about how you make almost 30 grand online telling people how you make money online. That’d get their attention and respect right away. I don’t think you can do this even if you got an MBA from Stanford.

  14. Did you get any free stuff there to give away? :mrgreen:

  15. will says:

    wow that actually looked like a lot of fun. too bad it’s so far away from me 🙁

  16. James Wilcox says:

    All in on Ace-Six? I’ve lost with Ace-J to an Ace-9 before…harsh. Looks like a pretty cool club. I wish businesses threw those kinds of parties around here.

  17. paradise5000 says:

    It seems like everyone was having a good time.

  18. Seems a nice place to gain valuable local networking contacts, hope you had a good time :mrgreen:

  19. Cool party. 🙂 Looks fun.

  20. Mike Huang says:

    Looked like you had a great time there John.

    -Mike

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