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Vancouver Island Salt Co. | BCBusiness

Tourism & Culture

Vancouver Island artisanal salt company wins Canada-wide business competition

Vancouver Island Salt Co. will use its prize money, $100,000, to fulfil its promise of expanding abroad

Your Business

How to start a small business without losing all your money

How to get your small business—and yourself—on safe financial footing

Retail

Nectar Juicery supplies juice on tap to corporate clients

Forget coffee, pop or candy from the vending machine. Vancouver office workers now have a fresh, nutritious alternative

Laura Jones | BCBusiness

Finance

B.C.'s small businesses suffering from teachers' strike: CFIB

Small business owners in this province think deficit reduction is preferable to reimbursing teachers or parents for strike-related costs

Button Button | BCBusiness

Retail

How single-item stores survive in the age of big box

For four niche retailers in an age of generalists, aiming to please has been the key to success

The Vancouver Pen Shop | BCBusiness

Retail

"You will always, at some point, need a pen"

Margot McRae, owner of The Vancouver Pen Shop, has found a surprising new market for fountain pens: high school students

Button Button | BCBusiness

Retail

"Everyone laughed when I said I wanted to open a button store"

Inside the profitable small business that sells 12,000 buttons a month

All-Vacuum Store | BCBusiness

Retail

"It's good business, because everybody buys a vacuum"

Carlos Bresciani's business hinges on providing service and repairs for the product he sells

Tea Time | BCBusiness

Retail

"People move, and yet they come back for tea"

How does one run a successful tea-selling business? Jitendra Tanna, founder and owner of North Vancouver's Tea Time, shares his experience

Tourism & Culture

Surrey's 10 new food trucks

With the recently approved Food Truck Program and the launch of Food Cart Fest in Surrey, the fast-growing city finally gets its fair share of street food

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