Apr 6, 2020
Survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact on B.C. businesses

We all know the COVID-19 crisis is bad for business, but a recent survey highlights just how much damage the pandemic has already inflicted on B.C. companies and their employees. The poll of 1,900 businesses shows that in the past two weeks, about half have suffered revenue plunges of 75 percent...

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Apr 6, 2020
National Internet agency offers free cybersecurity to small businesses during COVID-19
By the Editors

At the best of times, cyberattacks are a major threat to businesses of all sizes. The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies even more vulnerable to hackers as their employees adjust to working remotely. With that in mind, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is now offering small businesses in B.C.

Apr 3, 2020
5 B.C. businesses doing good during COVID-19: Free shoes, cookies galore and much more
Darian Kovacs

Whether you’re turning on the radio or chatting with a friend, COVID-19 and its impact are everywhere. The doom and gloom surrounding the pandemic are tough to avoid, let alone navigate a business through. COVID-19 has brought a world of change and uncertainty for all of us, but it’s also...

Apr 3, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Form Body Lab’s Jessica Slonski
Nathan Caddell

A former professional dancer, Jessica Slonksi has been teaching Pilates in Vancouver since 2009, and doing it out of her own studio, Form Body Lab, for the past seven-and-a-half years. Slonski launched her business after spotting what she thought was a...

Apr 2, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Mustang Survival goes to gowns
By the Editors

“Survival” has taken on a different meaning in the past couple of months, and a well-known B.C. company that uses the word in its name has pivoted accordingly. Burnaby-based Mustang Survival has been creating high-end outerwear, life-jackets and other gear...

Apr 2, 2020
Your 3D printer could make you a COVID-19 hero
Alyssa Hirose

It’s hard not to feel helpless in these difficult times, but if you have a 3D printer, you might play a key role in supporting B.C.’s health-care workers in the coming months. Two B.C. companies, Victoria-based Crisis Rapid Prototyping Society (CRPS)...

Apr 2, 2020
Government and business come together with the COVID-19 Supply Hub
Nathan Caddell

Sue Paish sums up the Canada’s Technology Supercluster quite simply. “We solve big problems, and we do it quickly,” says the CEO of the B.C.-based, federal government–funded outfit, which brings together organizations in different industries across the country in the...

Apr 2, 2020
Every Picture Tells a Story: Our creative director meets a sloth
Cathy Mullaly

I’ve always felt lucky to work with some of the most talented photographers in the province, and I’m so proud of the photography in our magazines. Over the years, I’ve built relationships with some of our regular freelancers to the...

Apr 1, 2020
Introducing our 2020 Women of the Year
By the Editors

As a strong supporter of B.C. women in business, we figured we had a handle on the key players and up-and-coming talents. Then we put out the call for the first Women of the Year Awards—and learned that this province...

Apr 1, 2020
2020 Women of the Year Awards: Change Maker
Nick Rockel

CEO, BioLytical Laboratories As a teenager in Quesnel, where she was born to Indian immigrants, Livleen Veslemes used to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show with her dad, a shift worker at the plywood plant. “I remember watching her, hearing her story and thinking...

Apr 1, 2020
2020 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Star
Nathan Caddell

Founder and CEO, Kids Physio Group A love of babysitting turned into a career in pediatric physiotherapy for Laura Patrick, who worked for Vancouver Coastal Health after earning a master’s in physical therapy at McMaster University in Hamilton. But as one of...

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