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Oct 20, 2017
10 key social media trends: report

For its 2017 Canadian Social Media Monitor, Vancouver-based market research firm Insights West looked at: The social media platforms that are gaining momentum and those that are losing ground Demographic differences in social media platform usage Positive and negative impact of social media Attitudes...

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Oct 20, 2017
4 Startup Canada awards go to B.C. winners
By the Editors

The winners of the fourth annual Startup Canada Awards, announced at a ceremony October 19 in Ottawa, include four from B.C.: • Patrice Mousseau, CEO, Satya Organics | Indigenous Entrepreneur Award • Manny Padda, Founder, New Avenue Capital | Entrepreneur Promotion Award • Startup Kamloops | Startup Canada Community of the Year • Hootsuite...

Oct 20, 2017
TEDxVancouver lineup spans music, film and business
By the Editors

There are talks, and then there are TED Talks. TEDxVancouver, an independently organized TED gathering, brings the conversation to B.C. on November 12. This year’s theme: distortion, or looking at the world through many different lenses. So far, announced speakers...

Oct 20, 2017
How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
Nick Rockel

On a brilliant late-June afternoon, Scott Menke strides through the posh lobby of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “What’s up?” asks the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Gaming as he extends a hand. At first glance, his aquiline gaze appears haughty...

Oct 19, 2017
Arts Umbrella's Splash Art Auction & Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 500 business and community leaders, patrons and art aficionados filled the ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the 35th annual Splash Art Auction & Gala on October 14. Presented by TD Bank Group, the evening began with a...

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

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...

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
Munro’s Books

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 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...

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