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Oct 18, 2017
Retailers: Send these 4 automatic emails to make more sales

Email marketing is still one of the best ways to create customer loyalty, boost sales and, ultimately, grow your business. Many small businesses, especially those in the retail industry, have a good grasp of the basics of email marketing. They make an effort to grow their email list, and they regularly...

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Oct 18, 2017
B.C. North is rich in educational and lifestyle opportunities

It has often been predicted that Canada’s future prosperity lies in the North, and while all signs indicate this is true, many misconceptions have arisen about the nature of that prosperity—along with the role the education system in the region will play laying the foundation for it. The most common misconception...

Oct 18, 2017
Lunch with designer Mark Busse
Lucy Hyslop

Few business folk point out how their labour adds nothing directly to their company’s bottom line. But driven by a “boorish, unapologetic exploration and celebration of all things creative,” Mark Busse is unequivocal about the merits of his year-old position as director of creativity and engagement at HCMA Architecture +...

Oct 16, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of October 9 to 15
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Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Oct 16, 2017
Why Ottawa's proposed tax changes have small business owners up in arms—and what could happen next
Scott Neufeld

The federal government’s July announcement that it was proposing changes to the way private corporations are taxed unleashed an uproar that's sure to continue for some time. On October 16, soon after closing the 75-day public consultation period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and...

Oct 16, 2017
Fish feud: Will changes to the West Coast salmon industry hurt or help independent fishermen?
Andrew Findlay

Classic rock blares from the wheelhouse radio. Skipper Quincy Sample layers on fibreglass in a waist-deep cockpit at the stern of his boat, making repairs to the 42-foot vessel in anticipation of a commercial salmon fishery opening in June. Gulls...

Oct 16, 2017
Understanding the complexities of estate planning

The subject of death and subsequent dealings with wills and estates can seem intimidating and often confusing—but it doesn’t have to be. “The most important aspects of estate planning are awareness and preparedness,” says Sheryne Mecklai, Partner, Manning Elliott LLP. “Estate planning helps to eliminate both the uncertainties and the tough...

Oct 13, 2017
David Foster Foundation's 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert brings star power
By BCBusiness

You don't win 16 Grammy Awards without making a lot of famous friends along the way. On Saturday, October 21, at Rogers Arena, producer and composer David Foster shows just how well connected he is by inviting more than 30 celebrities to join...

Oct 13, 2017
WiFi and your business: On-the-go connectivity to improve customer experience
Chris Hinton

BCBusiness + Shaw For small- and medium-sized businesses, offering customers and visitors complimentary WiFi access can be can be one of the factors that differentiates competitors. From dentists’ offices to department stores and everything in between, providing a reliable WiFi solution for customers and employees may prove to be more valuable than...

Oct 12, 2017
5 B.C. wineries head to court over shipping liquor between provinces
By BCBusiness

On Tuesday (October 10), the Supreme Court of Canada gave permission to five small B.C wineries to intervene in a case involving shipping liquor across provincial borders. The Province of New Brunswick is appealing a provincial court ruling that limiting...

Oct 11, 2017
Whisky Wisemen Society serves good spirits in support of worthy causes
Nick Rockel

Boy, yuppies have changed. On an August evening at Shebeen Whisk(e)y House in Vancouver’s Gastown, the local chapter of the Whisky Wisemen Society is holding its monthly Third Thursday event. Among the lively crowd gathered round the bar are a...

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