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Dec 15, 2016
Your data is an important business asset: Is it safe? Are you sure?

BCBusiness + Fully Managed No matter what the size of the company, it’s safe to say that these days, owners, senior executives and managers are busier than ever before. Overseeing business development, client and customer relations, operational effectiveness, HR and so...

Dec 13, 2016
Is Slack a harbinger of tech riches for Vancouver?
Timothy Taylor

The enterprise software phenomenon Slack has been in its Hamilton Street offices for almost a year now. But with extensive renovations just complete, CEO Stewart Butterfield hosted a media unveiling this September. As only befits a seven-year-old company valued mid-2016...

Dec 12, 2016
How to spot a poison pill in a hostile takeover
Scott Marescaux

Disputes over control of companies can sometimes involve “poison pills.” The term describes a variety of mechanisms that a targeted company may use to try to thwart a takeover. For example, the company may adopt a resolution requiring an acquirer...

Dec 9, 2016
Little Vancouver bus company makes it big in U.S.
Felicity Stone

The City of Porterville in California is purchasing 10 zero-emission electric transit buses from Vancouver-based GreenPower Motor Company, which will also install the charging infrastructure, including 11 charging stations. Porterville is a test site for an all-electric transit bus system...

Dec 6, 2016
4 expert tech tips to protect your business

BCBusiness + Best Buy Geek Squad In today’s fast-paced world, small businesses don’t often have the resources or inclination to track the latest computer security threats, let alone take the time to learn how to fix technical errors that can slow...

Dec 5, 2016
Tidal Shift: Vancouver Aquarium goes global
Marcie Good

One morning in September 2015, Dolf DeJong stopped at a popular tourist beach in the Alicante region of Spain. He saw hundreds and hundreds of people in street clothes and bathing suits milling about, television reporters roving the sand with...

Dec 5, 2016
The passive approach to reducing carbon emissions
Felicity Stone

Both the federal and provincial governments have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions: Canada by 30 per cent by 2030, and B.C. by 80 per cent by 2050. According to an analysis released on Monday by the Pacific Institute for Climate...

Dec 2, 2016
Opinion: Why marketing to millennials is different in Canada than in the U.S.
Brad Sherwin

As Pierre Trudeau famously said, living next to the U.S. is in some ways like "sleeping with an elephant." So much of our news and information comes from U.S. sources, and taking U.S. statistics divided by 10 becomes a Canadian...

Nov 30, 2016
Big Fat Deal: Holiday rental edition
Fiona Morrow

Fancy a change of scenery over the holidays? Who can blame you? It’s tiring staring at the same luxurious walls all the time, we know. It’s a little late to be booking a festive foray, but take heart: there are...

Nov 30, 2016
The perfect Christmas gift for the scientifically minded child
Marcie Good

Derek Wulff jokes that he has something in common with Apple founder Steve Jobs. “He started his toys business in his garage, as I did,” says the 59-year-old designer behind Victoria’s Pathfinder Toys, “and then he became gloriously, fabulously wealthy...

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