Jul 30, 2021
Farmers markets could be the perfect entrepreneurial lab for small business, say industry advocates

When you think of farmers markets, you might not see them as key economic drivers of small businesses and an indispensable part of food supply in B.C. But that’s what they are. “I think COVID really blew the lid off [farmers...

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Jul 30, 2021
Video Q&A: Women of the Year 2021 – Equity and Inclusion Champion
By the Editors

To honour the contenders in our second annual Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with finalists in eight categories. For this instalment, we chatted with Jennifer Twiner McCarron, our Equity and Inclusion Champion winner. Twiner McCarron is CEO...

Jul 29, 2021
Opinion: How B.C. can become the Silicon Valley for carbon capture and reliable clean energy
Craig Golinowski

Over the past few decades, B.C. has built a well-deserved reputation throughout North America and beyond as a clean energy/cleantech powerhouse and hub. Now it’s well positioned to add carbon capture and storage (CCS) to that broader mix of accomplishments. Notable...

Jul 28, 2021
North Vancouver’s Tatras Group is helping build bridges, literally and metaphorically
Saphiya Zerrouk

Building restoration calls for tradespeople to get into hard-to-reach places, but such tasks often damage a structure’s exterior and its surrounding ecosystem. North Vancouver–based rope access specialist Tatras Group offers a better way, thanks to its innovative installation methods and in-house trades team. “We...

Jul 28, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can renewable gas upstart Green Impact Partners put a dent in carbon emissions?
Michael McCullough

Vancouver-based Green Impact Partners (TSXV:GIP) has started construction of a renewable natural gas plant near a couple of big dairy farms in Colorado that’s expected to churn out 800 million Btus of the stuff per day when it’s finished a year or so from now.

Jul 28, 2021
Realizing Possibility
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Mission Possible Chris Middleton is no stranger to hardship. Coming from a home challenged by substance use and transitioning into foster care, he lacked stability throughout his early years. His journey through substance abuse, crime, and a disability was a challenging, non-linear path that eventually led him to Mission Possible...

Jul 27, 2021
5 Questions: Roger Patterson, CEO of social media scheduler Later, explains why the future belongs to small business
Nathan Caddell

1. Later came out of a 2013 hackathon. How did that translate into a business? The concept that Ray Walia, Jesse Heaslip, and I had when starting Launch Academy quickly gained momentum in 2012 when we added cofounders Alex Chuang and...

Jul 27, 2021
Blackbird Security: Creating a Culture to be Proud of
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Blackbird Security Vancouver-based Blackbird Security was founded on four important principles: respect, integrity, teamwork, and adaptability. That means treating others with dignity and respect at all times, ensuring all decisions and actions are conducted without bias, functioning as one team regardless of how big the company grows, and constantly striving...

Jul 26, 2021
Nonprofit KORE is angling to make the Kootenays a hub for outdoor gear designers and makers
Andrew Findlay

Mechanical engineer and outdoor gear designer Cam Shute quit an industry job and went freelance two winters ago, just as the coronavirus pandemic was poised to send the global economy into hibernation. After spending 18 years with Vancouver-based ski and...

Jul 26, 2021
The Best of Two Worlds
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Linh Cafe Linh Café’s mouth-water menu is about to get easier than ever to experience as the Vancouver favourite opens a second location on Granville Street. But this is not a fusion restaurant. The menu features a delectable combination of traditional French and Vietnamese cooking, serving both cuisines in one place. Delight...

Jul 23, 2021
Video Q&A: Women of the Year 2021 - Nonprofit Leader
By the Editors

To honour the contenders in our second annual Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with finalists in eight categories. For this instalment, we talked to Nonprofit Leader winner Jennifer Johnstone and runner-up Candice Appleby. Johnstone took over as president and...

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