Jun 26, 2019
From the Brink and Back Again

BCBusiness + Knightsbridge Capital Partners Inc. When it comes to debt financing in Canada, business owners traditionally have had two options: approach a conventional bank or a private lender. If they’re facing difficult circumstances or are on the verge of collapse, however, they often find themselves stuck. They may not qualify for lending...

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Jun 25, 2019
BCBusiness Top 100: An afternoon with Jim Treliving
Paul Duchart

BCBusiness's 2019 Top 100 event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on June 20 celebrated B.C.'s biggest companies by revenue listed in the July/August issue of the magazine. The business crowd and members of Top 100 companies enjoyed a networking lunch followed...

Jun 25, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of June 17 to 23
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Jun 25, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 16 to 22
By the Editors

The two most-expensive properties sold last week fetched similar prices, but style-wise they couldn’t be more different. The priciest was a 2,250-square-foot Yaletown condo with mountain and ocean views, according to MLS figures analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty for BCBusiness. Originally listed for...

Jun 25, 2019
Investing in a Burgeoning Cannabis Industry

BCBusiness + Higharchy Brand Group With the legalization of cannabis has come an unprecedented opportunity: the development of a retail industry unlike anything North America has ever seen before, the birth of something entirely new. At the forefront of this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon is Higharchy Brands Group. The purpose-driven group provides strategic capital...

Jun 24, 2019
Top 100 2019: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
Peter Mitham

Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 5,442,0002017: 5,020,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 2,264,0002017: 2,070,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,995,0002017: 3,295,615 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,394,6022017: 1,361,916 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,022,8772017: 879,546 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 547,560 c2017: 460,594 c Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 538,9692017: 538,935 Revenue by fiscal...

Jun 24, 2019
Carry On: The cost of doing (travel) business
Charlene Rooke

SPARE NO EXPENSE “Buying the log-splitter” should join the business lexicon as a jump-the-shark-style buzzword for inflating expense reports, thanks to the provincial legislature fracas. Claims are a thorn in many sides: in a 2018 poll by U.S. travel and expense...

Jun 24, 2019
Clearing Up the Confusion Regarding Family Offices

BCBusiness +Cindy David Financial Group LTD. It’s hardly news that B.C. is home to wealthy business owners ranging from successful mom and pop entrepreneurs to billionaires. But Cindy David, president of Cindy David Financial Group Ltd., says that “a growing number of wealthy businesspeople are falling into the $10-to-$50-million category, with...

Jun 21, 2019
5 things we learned from the Vancouver Board of Trade's NHL Hot Stove
Nathan Caddell

It depends on your vantage point, of course, but it’s not a stretch to say that two of the more controversial figures in the hockey world were the subject of a Vancouver Board of Trade conference this morning. With the...

Jun 21, 2019
The Vancouver startup making purchasing software sexy
Nathan Caddell

On a Friday afternoon in March, Aman Mann is frantically searching through cabinets in one of the conference rooms at his downtown Vancouver office. “Just looking for a sloth suit,” Mann says as he continues to rummage. Eventually he pulls out...

Jun 21, 2019
Often Overlooked, Insurance Can Be a Lifeline for Your Business

BCBusiness +Foundation Wealth Considering the effort it takes any entrepreneur to amass wealth, protecting that wealth should be a top financial planning priority—and in this regard, insurance plays a key role in any protection plan. However, James Pelmore, partner, private wealth manager at Foundation Wealth Partners, points out that too often he...

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