Nov 23, 2020
Want your business to thrive after COVID? Start here

As COVID-19 rages on, businesses in B.C. and elsewhere put themselves at risk by forgetting to plan for the future. Just ask Mark Colgate. “With COVID, there’s often a chance that we’re not thinking, What happens after the pandemic?” says...

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Nov 20, 2020
Young Guns: Corbin Lowe keeps busy between wealth management, vegan food and ventilators
Nathan Caddell

Talking to Corbin Lowe, it takes about a minute before you realize he’s not your average 29-year-old. That’s when he says, “I have this weird dissociation with money that I’ve learned–if you focus too much on the amount, you get paralyzed...

Nov 19, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Road riding turns property manager Erin Gibault's crank
Nathan Caddell

Right around the time he made the biggest career move of his life, Erin Gibault took up cycling. Sure, that could have had more to do with age than anything, as the then-35-year-old Richmond native found that running was getting...

Nov 19, 2020
Ask a Leader: Karn Manhas says goodbye to the traditional office
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Karn Manhas is founder and CEO of Terramera, a Vancouver-based cleantech agriculture firm...

Nov 18, 2020
Only six B.C. companies make Deloitte’s list of fastest-growing tech businesses in Canada
By the Editors

Last year, accounting giant Deloitte’s annual list of the fastest-growing technology, media, and telecommunications companies in Canada was dotted with B.C. endeavours. With 20 percent of the 50 companies in the ranking, B.C. was the second-most-represented province (behind Ontario). A year later...

Nov 17, 2020
Yellow Dog has the best reputation among B.C. breweries: report
Nathan Caddell

What’s the best brewery in B.C.? It’s a divisive topic. And, like arguing about the best Spice Girl or the top Pixar movie of all time, it’s all a matter of taste. (Posh and Toy Story for the win; sorry not...

Nov 17, 2020
Indigenous storytelling, NBA headline Vancouver UX Awards finalists
By the Editors

Some of the most interesting innovations in the province will be celebrated on November 26 at the seventh annual Vancouver UX Awards. The competition, which recognizes both professional and student work, handed out some $7,000 in scholarships last year through a...

Nov 17, 2020
How Tracy Stewart turned surviving breast cancer into a business venture
Nathan Caddell

"Thrift stores are kind of my haven,” says Tracy Stewart. And it makes sense—she found solace in them after going through breast cancer treatment a dozen years ago. There was chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and then post-mastectomy reconstruction. But the implants...

Nov 16, 2020
Top 10 Preview: 2020 New Ventures Competition

BCBusiness + New Ventures BC In March, more than 240 companies entered the 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition. After eight months of pitches, workshops and mentoring sessions, only ten companies remain. The annual competition, presented by Innovate BC, attracts the province’s top...

Nov 13, 2020
Q&A: What could 2021 bring for real estate in Canada and Vancouver?
Nick Rockel

For real estate, like many other sectors, COVID-19 has made forecasting a nearly impossible task. As John Bunting talked to industry experts for the Canadian edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021, he knew that all bets were off. “I...

Nov 13, 2020
Go Figure: What you may not know about child care in B.C.
Melissa Edwards

The province took its first steps toward a $10/day child-care plan—just in time for kids to be sent home. As families wait to see what COVID brings this fall, we take a look at what’s changed, and what hasn’t, for working parents in B.C.

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