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Jan 16, 2017
Brian Scudamore goes to the gutter

Brian Scudamore has a new dirty business. With his latest venture, Shack Shine, the founder and CEO of 1-800-Got-Junk has moved into house detailing. It’s another unsexy, service-based play, but Scudamore’s franchise has turned out to be popular with millennials...

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Jan 16, 2017
Whistler's new owners
Andrew Findlay

In early August when news broke that Whistler Blackcomb, ranked North America’s number one resort by U.S.-based Ski Magazine, had been sold to Vail Resorts Inc. for $1.4 billion, there were mixed reactions—from concern over what merging two blockbuster brands...

Jan 16, 2017
B.C. men and women have different financial priorities for 2017: poll
Felicity Stone

Last November Mustel Group conducted a provincewide telephone poll for BCBusiness, asking 500 people what they plan to do with their money in 2017. Overall the top choices were fairly evenly split between reducing debt (24.3 per cent) and saving for...

Jan 13, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in February
Jenny Peng

Science of Cocktails Fancy yourself a mixologist? Shake it up at Science World when 25 top Vancouver bartenders demonstrate the chemistry, biology and physics behind modern cocktails and cuisine. Tickets–proceeds support Science World’s class field trips for underserved Lower Mainland...

Jan 13, 2017
5 Strategies to transform standard meetings into creative brainstorming sessions

BCBusiness + Vancouver Theatre Sports One of the best real-world examples for the ability to be creative while collaborating is improv comedy. But when it comes to an office setting or meeting, some employees feel unable to participate. While corporate employees may...

Jan 12, 2017
$6 million for a magenta mansion with its own ballroom
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1388 West 54th Avenue, VancouverPrice: $5,680,000MLS: R2129887 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,992-square-foot house on a 8,320-square-foot lot in South Granville. The bling: Magenta. It’s what stucco cries out for. Really: you’re in the pink—may as well let the rest of the...

Jan 11, 2017
For those who can’t get enough Trump: a new hotel
Felicity Stone

The U.S. presidential inauguration isn’t the only Trump-related news this month: Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver is now accepting reservations. At 1161 West Georgia on the edge of Vancouver’s Luxury Zone, the twisting 69-storey tower designed by Arthur Erickson...

Jan 11, 2017
The importance of employer branding
Cissy Pau

Companies often spend thousands, if not hundreds of thousands or even millions, of dollars to establish their marketing brand: defining their unique selling proposition, determining how to set their products or services apart from their competitors and identifying how to...

Jan 10, 2017
Clean energy will happen whether you like it or not: Obama
Marcie Good

President Barack Obama has written a post in the journal Science arguing that the world is quickly replacing fossil fuel-based energy with clean energy. That momentum, he asserts, will not be stopped by policy changes from Donald Trump’s incoming administration.

Jan 10, 2017
The power—and peril—of customer feedback
Steve Burgess

The Grand Canyon had better pull up its socks. Reviews are in, and they’re not good. Mother Jones magazine recently collected a series of one-star reviews for America’s national parks. In addition to the thumbs-down for the Canyon (not enough for...

Jan 9, 2017
What Vancouverites think about short-term rentals: poll
Felicity Stone

Airbnb is controversial wherever it sets up shop. Last November, the Mustel Group conducted a poll for BCBusiness to find out how Vancouver residents feel about allowing property owners to rent their residence out short-term. The majority of both owners (53.6...

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