Jan 21, 2022
22 things you need to know about B.C. business and the economy in 2022

Well, that wasn’t always so fun. As they put 2021 behind them, with the COVID-19 pandemic still very much alive, business decision makers face another challenging year. What’s coming our way in 2022? To tease out some key themes for...

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Jan 21, 2022
5 large, low-maintenance plants that will transform your office space
Alyssa Hirose

Nothing brightens up an empty corner of your office like a big, beautiful plant. Unfortunately, big beautiful plants can be extremely expensive—a worthy investment, of course, if you manage to keep them alive for more than a couple of months. That’s my...

Jan 20, 2022
5 things to include on your company website, according to a business magazine editor
Alyssa Hirose

Having a great business website is good for customers, good for sales and, most of all—OK, maybe we’re a bit biased—good for getting coverage in the media. Here at BCBusiness, we spend a hefty chunk of every day on the...

Jan 19, 2022
On Trend: 6 B.C. tattoo artists making their mark on the province
Saphiya Zerrouk

Going for a bold look? Vancouver’s Palace Tattoo stays true to the American Traditionalist or old-school style, defined by its black outlines and red, green, yellow and blue palette. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Palace Tattoo (@palace_tattoo) Gregory Williams...

Jan 19, 2022
Pacific Trader: “Undervalued” Eldorado Gold surprises on the upside
Michael McCullough

The stock: Since the acquisition of Goldcorp by Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. (TSX:NGT, NYSE:NEM) in 2019, B.C. has lacked an obvious standard bearer in the gold mining space. But mid-tier producer Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD, NYSE:EGO) certainly deserves a look. Over...

Jan 18, 2022
Q&A: Developer and philanthropist Michael Audain reflects on his many lives
Nick Rockel

To say that Michael Audain has lived a full life would be an understatement. The philanthropist, art collector, and founder and chair of Polygon Homes takes stock in his new memoir, One Man in His Time... Audain, who was born in England and immigrated to Vancouver as...

Jan 18, 2022
Private Investment Takes a New Path: Nicola Wealth
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Nicola Wealth Investing in companies that are not publicly traded presents investors several key advantages. “In order to achieve greater multi-asset diversification, investors need to invest in more than just publicly traded securities,” says Bijal Patel, CFO and head of private capital at Nicola Wealth. “In fact, the number of listed...

Jan 18, 2022
Vancouver is officially the third most expensive city in the world to build a house in (great)
Alyssa Hirose

Every once in a while, it would be nice to get a press release announcing that some third-party researcher has crowned Vancouver The Best City in the World for Corgis or The Cheapest Place to Get a Gin and Tonic.

Jan 17, 2022
Shift Happens: Why a cannabis conviction spells trouble for cross-border business
Guy Saddy

Congratulations! You’ve just hired a phenomenal VP to grow your business into the U.S. market. But on their first time crossing the border, they’re refused entry—decades back, when still in their teens, they were convicted of cannabis possession. The VP...

Jan 14, 2022
7 B.C. companies make new Global Cleantech 100
By the Editors

On a worldwide scale, B.C. keeps boosting its cleantech cred. Oh, and all hail Burnaby. Seven local companies made the 2022 edition of the Global Cleantech 100. The 13th annual list, published by San Francisco–based research, consulting and events firm Cleantech...

Jan 14, 2022
Campbell River: A Small City with Big Aspirations
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Campbell River Matthew Gionet was born and raised in this seaside Vancouver Island community of more than 36,000 people and has witnessed its evolution from a bedrock resource industry community to a diverse and increasingly nimble hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. “My dad and grandad worked at the pulp...

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