Aug 12, 2022
Shift Happens: How to mix business and pleasure without killing a career

You’re a top executive at a large company with many divisions. At a company retreat, you meet another executive—he’s on your level and works in an entirely different location. Things click over chit-chat and canapés, and you find yourself becoming...interested.

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Aug 11, 2022
Land Values: Vancouver apartment doors are finally opening to courtyards
Frances Bula

When I went to visit a friend in very suburban Tsawwassen recently for the first time in years, I felt bad for him as I parked in his building’s lot. Sigh, I thought. Another bland and boxy apartment that plonks...

Aug 11, 2022
The 8-year-old behind Lily Lou's Aromas is launching a new line of luxury candles
Rushmila Rahman

For most children under the age of 12, the entrepreneurial spirit begins and ends at the lemonade stand. That’s not the case for “minipreneur” Lily Harper. Eight-year-old Harper started a small candles and scents business from her Surrey home during the...

Aug 10, 2022
Vancouver real estate exec Gary Averbach walked 500 miles and more
Nathan Caddell

One would think that the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be” would feature heavily in the rotation for Gary Averbach. After all, the partner of Vancouver-based real estate outfit Belmont Properties did walk those 500 miles and then some in his journey...

Aug 9, 2022
Betty Hasker and Glorie Averbach coach small businesses on how to grow big
Rushmila Rahman

When Betty Hasker decided to become a business coach in 2014, she was working off the side of her desk. She didn’t know where the road would lead, but she had 20 years of C-suite experience in her rearview. “I spent...

Aug 9, 2022
Pacific Trader: B2Gold bucks the commodity slump
Michael McCullough

Precious metals prices have actually crept up in recent months. And the biggest gold producer hereabouts is B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO; NYSE:BTG), with operating mines in Mali, the Philippines and Namibia and exploration and development projects on four continents.

Aug 8, 2022
7 B.C. restaurants make list of 100 best business meeting spots in Canada
Nathan Caddell

Does B.C. really have only seven of the best 100 spots to have a business meeting in Canada? Dating app Bumble and restaurant reservation company OpenTable have partnered to create three lists geared towards encouraging Canadians to get out and experience...

Aug 5, 2022
Telus International's Q2 results indicate double-digit growth despite macro headwinds
Rushmila Rahman

"We had a great second quarter,” says president and CEO of Telus International, Jeff Puritt. Despite foreign exchange pressures, inflation and rising interest rates, the Vancouver-based tech company revealed double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth in its Q2 2022 report. The CEO credits...

Aug 5, 2022
Delphi Group leads the charge in the fight for ESG—in an increasingly hostile business environment
Matt O'Grady

When news broke on February 15 that B.C. would be lifting most of its COVID-19 restrictions, including allowing indoor events to return to full capacity, few were as excited as the organizers behind the Globe Forum. After a two-year absence...

Aug 3, 2022
Victoria-based Origen secures $1.5 million in its quest to make offices more breathable
Rushmila Rahman

For a company to care about its employees’ health in addition to their productivity is a breath of fresh air these days. And with the increasing importance of office spaces that allow for both, any company that doesn’t invest in...

Aug 3, 2022
Burnaby's Trendi Tech scores investment from the Canadian Food Innovation Network
Nathan Caddell

For the national nonprofit that is the Canadian Food Innovation Network, recycling food will probably never go out of style. In that sense, Burnaby-based Trendi Tech is quite aptly named. The company, which uses robotics to help the farm and food...

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