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Thinking about starting a small business? Consider buying one

Starting from scratch is the fabled path for many would-be small business owners. But for the following three entrepreneurs, buying an established business allowed them to avoid the pitfalls of previous owners—and carve out their own path to business success

Mergers & Acquisitions | Entrepreneurs | How-To
Paying an independent contractor | BCBusiness

Five tips for working with independent contractors

Uncertain times call for flexible work arrangements. The ins and outs of working with, and as, an independent contractor

HR | How-To
Traction on Demand CEO Greg Malpass | BCBusiness

How to build a 130-person company from nothing

The CEO of Traction on Demand, Greg Malpass, discusses failure, working in the cloud and building a 130-plus-employee operation with no outside investment

Entrepreneurs | Digital

How to protect your intellectual property

Intellectual property lawyer Christopher Scott of Oyen Wiggs Green and Mutala LLP and Georg Reuter, partner at Richards Buell Sutton LLP, discuss who owns what information in the workplace

Consumer Insight | Legal
Catalyst Paper | BCBusiness

How to soften the blow of a low loonie

It was a crazy year for the Canadian dollar. How companies like Catalyst Paper are hedging their bets

Small Business | Import & Export

How to fire a client

No one wants to lose a client, but sometimes working together just doesn’t work out.

Consumer Insight | HR
Trevor Linden | BCBusiness

How Trevor Linden saved the Canucks (and other turn around tales)

From Linden's Vancouver Canucks to Jacqui Cohen’s revitalized Army & Navy, five leadership success stories

Entrepreneurs | HR | How-To
Key employee | BCBusiness

What to do if a key employee leaves

Sandra Reder, president and founder of HR consulting firm Vertical Bridge, and Go2HR CEO Arlene Keis outline how to prepare a backup plan

HR | How-To

Check out these so-called living walls in B.C. offices (photos)

How living walls are changing B.C.’s corporate landscape

Style | Sustainability

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