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Sep 19, 2016
How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud at work
Felicity Stone

Occupational fraud involves three factors known as the “fraud triangle,” according to both Smith and Zitting. First is some sort of pressure or motive, such as needing money. The second is opportunity due to access without controls or oversight. “It’s not just cash or cheques or anything financial,” says Smith.

Sep 6, 2016
5 essential principles to help your business thrive

BCBusiness + RED Training “There are new, fast-moving technology start-ups that, virtually overnight, can overtake their largest competitor. This is how Airbnb has overtaken the Hyatt hotel group, how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry. It’s very hard to pivot when you have 5,000 or 50,000 employees across several continents, versus...

Aug 30, 2016
What to put on your business agenda in September
Felicity Stone

THE ONE NATIONAL CONFERENCE Presented by CPA Canada and CPA BC, the One Conference for CPAs offers “one powerful network, one unparallelled learning experience and one exceptional opportunity.” It also offers speakers on topics that include Taking Advantage of Tough Times; Forecast Cloudy With a Chance of Sunshine or Lightning: Cloud...

Aug 23, 2016
B.C.'s private business roadmap: What the suits say

Despite global uncertainties, concerns about attracting and retaining employees and the cost of doing business abroad, leaders are an optimistic bunch. That’s the core finding from a survey conducted by BCBusiness with market researchers Insights West, in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP. The survey, conducted between June 2 and 14...

Aug 16, 2016
What companies need to know when expanding their business beyond Canada

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Ryan Ayre specializes in delivering assurance, tax and business advisory services to both private and publicly traded Canadian and US companies, many with international operations. What are some of the important considerations for Canadian companies planning to expand business overseas? I think it is vital that management consider...

Jun 14, 2016
B.C.'s liquor laws put craft cider at a distinct disadvantage
J Parry

Brewers in B.C. need only look over yonder at Washington State and Oregon to spot the next big thing in brewing—and it has nothing to do with beer. While still in the shadow of B.C.’s $73-million craft beer industry, B.C.’s nascent cider sector—an estimated $2-million industry—is on a streak. In...

Jun 8, 2016
Should tipping be outlawed?
Steve Burgess

Unless that tipping point involves tipping. In that case, apparently, the point refuses to tip. Danny Meyer, who runs over a dozen popular New York restaurants such as the Modern at the Museum of Modern Art and Maialino in the Gramercy Park Hotel, has referred to tipping as “a demeaning...

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