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May 21, 2019
How to retain and grow your rock star employees

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, branding expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. Across North America today, we’re facing...

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May 21, 2019
The Future of Work: Here's to our robot overlords
Ryan Stuart

LlamaZoo’s newest product sees the forest for the trees and the trees for the forest. The visualization tool uses terabytes of data about a planned logging site from satellite and aerial imagery, geographic information and infrared surveys to create a 1:1 digital replica of the area—down to the placement and height...

May 21, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of May 13 to 19
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

May 17, 2019
Opinion: B.C. passes legislation to create new kind of company
Andrew Weaver

The B.C. Green caucus’s landmark legislation just passed to make British Columbia the first province to provide a legal framework for businesses committed to pursuing social and environmental goals to incorporate as benefit companies. In bringing forward this legislation, we were inspired by the business model that B Corporations already live...

May 16, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Notes on a (B.C. Legislature) Scandal
Nathan Caddell

Welcome to another edition of the BCBusiness Report Card. If you thought Victoria Day was going to keep us from assigning arbitrary grades to people and things around the province, you’re sadly mistaken. Nothing, not even a boil-water advisory in Tofino, where...

May 16, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Science World's Sandy Eix fiddles around
Felicity Stone

Music and science have been twin passions for Sandy Eix since her teens. Now director of STEM learning at Science World in Vancouver, she studied piano and played in the orchestra for high school musicals in her hometown of Oakville...

May 15, 2019
Canada’s hot luxury real estate spots: report
Felicity Stone

Housing prices are rising in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, but it’s a different story in the West: Vancouver and Victoria are now buyer’s markets, and B.C. prices are expected to stabilize, according to the new Canadian Spring Market Report from global luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers. In March, Metro...

May 14, 2019
Matrix: Memorable moments with Christine Day, David Foster, Jim Pattison and Joseph Segal at the Top 100
Nathan Caddell

As our 30th Top 100 event approaches next month, Canada Wide Media chair and CEO Peter Legge looks back on some standout interviews he’s conducted with B.C.’s biggest business players at the annual gathering. This year he adds the venerable Jim Treliving, co-owner of T&M Group of Companies and Dragons’ Den judge, to the list

May 14, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of May 6 to 12
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

May 13, 2019
Entry Level: Alice de Crom runs a blooming business with Floralista
Nathan Caddell

Alice de Crom has always loved flowers (her parents owned a greenhouse when she was young), so after graduating high school, she enrolled in the only florist class she could find, about an hour away at Kerrisdale’s famed Thomas Hobbs. Meanwhile...

May 10, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Article CEO Aamir Baig
Nathan Caddell

One of the coolest companies in the province was started by four software engineers. In 2011, Aamir Baig, along with Fraser Hall and twin brothers Sam and Andy Prochazka, launched Article. Since then, the Vancouver-based furniture e-tailer has made every list of hot...

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