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Sep 15, 2021
Pacific Trader: Will Tantalus Systems provide a jolt to the utility sector?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Like the new kid who arrives at school and promptly gets bumped up a grade, Tantalus Systems Holding (TSX:GRID) is still a bit of an unknown. After listing on the TSX Venture Exchange this past February, the Burnaby...

Sep 14, 2021
The Rise of Ransomware
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Commvault Hear that ticking? That is the clock, letting you know that hackers have taken your critical data hostage and used advanced encryption to render it inaccessible. There is only so much time to give into their demands for money to decrypt it—How will you respond? Can you ensure the...

Sep 14, 2021
10 years in, the firsts keep coming for Vancouver music label Monstercat
Nathan Caddell

“I feel good about it,” Mike Darlington says about throwing a massive block party this weekend (Saturday, September 18). Monstercat Compound started five years ago as a bash in the eponymous electronic music label’s Vancouver parking lot. It’s grown into what is essentially...

Sep 13, 2021
Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant Awards will look a little different this year (again)
By the Editors

To hold an event in-person or not to? That seems to be the question of our (of course unprecedented) times. Our friends at sister publication Vancouver magazine (quick q: are we the brother in that relationship, or are publications, like boats, always female?)...

Sep 13, 2021
Inventory: B.C.-designed clothing, toys and other goodies for babies and kids
Alyssa Hirose

Snooze Fest Coming from a luxury design background, Tammy Lo was looking for aesthetic neutrals when her sister was expecting her first baby in 2013. Unable to find any, she founded Richmond-based Nest Designs. Lo injects her own sense of style...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Darrell Jones puts Save-On-Foods at the top of the grocery food chain
Nick Rockel

In the highly competitive grocery business, Darrell Jones knows how important it is to understand what your rivals are doing. “If they do something well, go and copy it and make it better,” says the president of Save-On-Foods, which shares...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Judi Hess turbocharged Copperleaf by reinventing its company culture
Nathan Caddell

When Judi Hess joined Copperleaf Technologies as CEO in 2009, the Vancouver-based decision analytics software firm looked very different than it does now. “I always say it was both the worst and best decision of my life,” Hess recalls with...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Rizwan Somji proved that Cymax Group’s business has legs, with help from the pandemic e-commerce boom
Nathan Caddell

Just a few things have happened since Rizwan Somji was appointed CEO of Burnaby-based furniture dropshipper and e-commerce firm Cymax Group in January 2019. Somji, who got the top job after four years with the company in various roles, found...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winners: Catherine Dahl and Reza Sanaie make the numbers work for accounting automation
Nick Rockel

Catherine Dahl found herself out of a job back in late 2011. Bean Services, the startup she’d joined as COO and CFO the previous year, had just been shut down after its investor pulled all of his money. “We were...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Ray Castelli built mobile shelter maker Weatherhaven into a big-tent operation
Nathan Caddell

Few elections have changed the fate of Canada like the federal contest of 1993, in which the ruling Progressive Conservative Party recouped only two seats across the entire country. The seeds of change planted then are still evident today, as...

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