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Jun 27, 2017
Weekend Warrior: FlyOver co-founder Andrew Strang digs vintage ukeleles
as told to Felicity Stone

Hawaii, my wife and kids were shopping, and I wandered into a music store. The fellow took a ukulele off the wall, and I almost immediately fell in love with it. I grew up on the North Shore in a...

Jun 27, 2017
Have laptop, will travel: how one B.C. company encourages staff to work from anywhere
Marcie Good

One morning in early March, Igor Trninic was setting up interviews for a position in his fast-growing startup, Breakthrough Academy. A key benefit to joining the company, he told applicants, is the ability to work from anywhere. Case in point:...

Jun 27, 2017
Money on the Table

BCBusiness + Ayming Many companies rely on bank loans, tax credits and private investment dollars to fund their growth and development. But these aren’t the only options available to you—the government is offering substantial funding in the form of grants. BCBusiness caught up with Laslo Cesar, director of finance & innovation...

Jun 27, 2017
How 4 B.C. companies took their products international—and how another plans to follow in their footsteps
Nick Rockel

Specialty: Concrete waterproofing products whose proprietary chemical technology creates crystals that grow into the materialFounded: 1973Exporting since: 1975Proportion of total sales from exports: More than 90 per centThe story so far: Ron Yuers, Kryton’s founder and chair, signed his first...

Jun 27, 2017
Vancouver's cost of living higher than Toronto's
Lynn Mitges

Mercer 2017 survey ranks global costs for expatriates Just when you thought it almost impossible to buy a single-family home in Metro Vancouver comes news that this West Coast gem has now eclipsed Toronto as Canada’s most expensive city for expats...

Jun 27, 2017
Doing Business with First Nations Organizations

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP According to a recent study completed by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, First Nations organizations and entrepreneurs are doing good business. Since 2010, aboriginal businesses have increased their customer base across the private sector and all levels of government. Additionally, there has been strong growth in...

Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports
Nick Rockel

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

Jun 26, 2017
Diabetes Canada's Midsummer's Eve Soiree 2017
Paul Duchart

On June 21, almost 200 guests filled the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Roof Restaurant & Bar for Midsummer’s Eve, a cocktail party and auction in support of Diabetes Canada presented by the CRS Group of Companies. Guests enjoyed a stand-up reception...

Jun 26, 2017
TIA shindig puts B.C. tech companies in the spotlight
By BCBusiness

As B.C. technology companies expand their global reach, they're getting some recognition at home. On June 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the BC Tech Association announced the winners of its 2017 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Among those honoured: Most Promising Pre-Commercial...

Jun 23, 2017
Changes in HR: Where it's Been and Where it's Going

BCBusiness + CPHR Years ago, ‘human resources’ was viewed as a department in which salary decisions were made, people got hired and fired, and team-building sessions were planned. But as technology and company needs evolved, so did the role of HR. Now...

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