Mar 31, 2020
How to keep your employees safe while working from home

A few weeks ago, your workplace may have been a bustling skyscraper, a cool coworking space or a second-floor office flooded with natural light and surrounded by crows (but maybe that’s just us). Now our homes have become our workspaces...

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Mar 30, 2020
A COVID-19 isolation playlist, from our quarantine to yours
By the Editors

There’s no shortage of bad news these days, but we’re doing our best to stay upbeat. Here are 20 songs the editors have been cranking while isolated (as loud as our families will allow, at least). I may not have the...

Mar 30, 2020
What you need to know about federal and provincial support for B.C. businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
By the Editors

As businesses and workers throughout B.C. struggle with plunging revenue and job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial governments have stepped up with multibillion-dollar relief efforts. Whether you’re an employer, an employee or an independent contractor, here’s...

Mar 30, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Ampersand Distilling co-founder Jessica Schacht
By the Editors

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Jessica Schacht is co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Co., a family-owned small-batch distillery in Duncan. She and her husband, Jeremy (an engineer by trade), launched the business because they share a love of craft cocktails.

Mar 27, 2020
Calling all tech startups: There’s still time to enter the New Ventures BC Competition
By the Editors

The business world may be in rough shape, but B.C. startups in need of funding can take heart that a long-running provincial contest remains very much alive. The New Ventures BC Competition for early-stage tech companies, marking its 20th anniversary, is...

Mar 27, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Electric Bicycle Brewing cleans up nicely
Nathan Caddell

You can’t have a beer in Electric Bicycle Brewing’s colourful tasting room right now, but the brewery hasn’t shuttered operations. Besides opening an online store where customers can grab hazy pale ales and IPAs, the East Vancouver outfit has pivoted...

Mar 27, 2020
Announcing the winners of the BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards
By the Editors

Everyone knows that B.C. is home to some exceptional female business talent. Our new Women of the Year Awards aim to recognize the very best. The finalists for the inaugural competition, who hail from organizations large and small across the province...

Mar 26, 2020
6 local businesses offering services for free during COVID-19
Alyssa Hirose

Everyone is feeling the crush of COVID-19, and now’s the time to share resources, information and support. These local businesses are offering their services for free during the pandemic—so your route planning, accounting and dog diagnosing are a little bit...

Mar 26, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Welk’s General Store goes to Google
Nathan Caddell

Welk’s General Store sells food, sure, but it would be something of a stretch to call the most interesting retailer on Vancouver’s Main Street an “essential business.” Cricket bars and kombucha aren’t exactly necessary for survival. For many in the...

Mar 26, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Talk Shop Media co-founder Sara Padidar
By the Editors

After graduating from UBC, Sara Padidar started out in the magazine industry before (wisely) exiting to launch her own public relations company and co-found Talk Shop in 2011. Padidar, who has worked with clients like Ford Motor Co., Starbucks Corp. and Toyota...

Mar 25, 2020
A risk management guide for your business during COVID-19
Nick Rockel

As everyone keeps saying, there’s no playbook for the COVID-19 crisis. But you can take steps to manage the financial and other risks to your business—and even seize new opportunities. For some advice, we turned to two partners with PwC...

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