May 11, 2021
Despite Leaf Mobile’s huge 2020, CEO Darcy Taylor insists the company is just getting started

You don’t meet many CEOs of video game companies who studied political science and history in university. “It allows you to win a good game of Trivial Pursuit,” Darcy Taylor says with laugh about his background in the humanities from Queen’s...

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May 11, 2021
In a bid to keep a vital B.C. industry growing, Young Agrarians matches would-be farmers with vacant land
Ryan Stuart

When Sarah Wilson was a kid in Rivers Inlet, the only thing her mom could grow was moss. Mountains and ocean squeeze the remote Central Coast community, where rain falls by the foot, the sun rarely appears, the soil is...

May 11, 2021
Students Play Key Role in Supporting BC Businesses through COVID-19
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Chamber of Commerce & ACE-WIL Facing these challenges, some organizations have opted to recruit students to their workplaces by using one of the many work-integrated learning (WIL) programs offered through British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions. With more organizations exploring their options for working with students, the Talent Forward program was...

May 10, 2021
B.C. real estate brokerage launches a new scholarship for women
Saphiya Zerrouk

Women who aspire to succeed in the real estate industry just got a helping hand from Oakwyn Realty. In this year’s instalment of its Women of Oakwyn (WOO) event, which celebrates women in the business, the Vancouver-based property brokerage raised funds...

May 10, 2021
Blackbird Security: Our business is protecting yours
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Blackbird Security Inc. When it comes to business security, excuses, compromises and cookie-cutter solutions are out of the question. The only way to optimize this essential service is through personalized, solutions-based programs that fit individual needs. This is the methodology that Vancouver-based security company Blackbird Security was founded on. Blackbird Security’s...

May 7, 2021
Meet the winners of the 2021 Small Business BC Awards
Saphiya Zerrouk

As the pandemic works its way through B.C., local entrepreneurs need some good news—and all the support they can get. In that spirit, Small Business BC has announced the winners of its 18th annual competition, who were honoured at a virtual...

May 7, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: Mental health is a growing concern for B.C. businesses, especially those that employ mostly men
Matt O'Grady

The secret that Gord Menelaws had kept hidden, well into his late 40s, wasn’t really a secret to those who knew him best. His wife had warned him he had a problem, as had some friends and coworkers at mining...

May 6, 2021
Canada’s big brands have taken a beating during COVID: survey
Saphiya Zerrouk

To win over consumers in the wake of COVID-19, your brand had better be authentic. That’s the key takeaway from the 2021 edition of the Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI), an annual ranking of Canada’s most trusted brands. The seventh annual survey...

May 5, 2021
Pacific Trader: Forest products stocks have soared, but CanWel Building Materials may have room yet to grow
Michael McCullough

The stock: If you’ve made any home improvements lately, you’ll know that the price of lumber has gone through the roof, largely thanks to the pandemic-era obsession with all things domestic. Internet memes are circulating about the lumber-to-bitcoin exchange rate...

May 4, 2021
OMG! A Canadian news organization plans to hire hundreds of journalists
Nick Rockel

As anyone who works in print and online journalism will tell you, the past decade or so hasn’t been kind to their trade. Faced with dwindling ad revenue, rounds of layoffs, fickle readers and relentless pressure to do more with...

May 4, 2021
6 British Columbians recognized as Canadian Climate Champions
By the Editors

If it’s possible for a list of climate champions to be star-studded, we saw it today. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna (who formerly held the post of minister of environment and climate change) and B.C. environmentalist David Suzuki headline...

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