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Dec 1, 2017
The Ultimate 2017 Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Handmade in Vancouver using locally sourced materials, these "Gin" and "Tonic" cushions add sparkle to any sofa. Treat her to a stylish reminder of her favourite cocktail with these lovely linen accessories. $119 each at Pillow Fight Factory Give a gift...

Nov 30, 2017
Team-building can improve your bottom line

A happy employee is an engaged employee—but it doesn’t just happen. Employees need to feel valued and relevant. And when employees are engaged, productivity can increase as much as twofold. It needn’t be complicated. In fact, team-building events and activities can boost employee engagement by up to 40 per cent. They need...

Nov 30, 2017
Opinion: What Canadian sales teams need to know and do to prepare for NAFTA changes
Gord Smith

If you’re a leader of a Canadian company or sales organization that sells in the U.S., changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could significantly impact your business, relationships, and sales. Here’s what you need to know and do to prepare as the NAFTA showdown heats up.

Nov 30, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for the illusion of grandeur in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6840 Donald Road, Richmond Price: $4,280,000 MLS: R2209682 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,561-square-foot house on an 11,500-square-foot lot in Richmond. The bling: Let’s be honest here: you’re at the entry level for luxury homes, and you have to prioritize. At this price point, it’s not...

Nov 29, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Biotech entrepreneur Andre Marziali likes his cars built for speed
as told to Felicity Stone

I’ve always enjoyed cars. I follow Formula One, so I’m not surprised I like racing: the adrenaline side of it, and it’s such a surprisingly physical but also very, very mental sport. The level of focus required is incredible. It’s...

Nov 29, 2017
Canada’s first all-female angel investor club opens for business
Nick Rockel

Amielle Lake wants to make one thing clear: her new angel investment group may be called Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), but it’s interested in companies run by men as well as women. “We often get referred female ventures,” says the...

Nov 29, 2017
FLO a Canadian company at the forefront of the EV revolution

BCBusiness + FLO There’s an undeniable trend in the automobile industry: more and more people are making the switch to plug-in electric vehicles, and the numbers demonstrate that this momentum is here to stay. However, one of the main impediments to the proliferation...

Nov 29, 2017
BC Children's Hospital's Crystal Ball 2017
Paul Duchart

Over 400 guests attended the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 31st annual Crystal Ball presented by Beedie Development on November 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than $2.8 million was raised in support of pediatric mental health. The evening began...

Nov 29, 2017
In praise of name tags: weekly networking tip from Shepa Learning
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

Academy Award buzz is all over actor/director Greta Gerwig’s new movie, Lady Bird. Gerwig, who wrote and directed the film, tells Chris Knight of the National Post that her experience as an actress gave her a first-hand view of the director’s skills behind the camera.

Nov 29, 2017
Chengdu aims to become China’s Silicon Valley
Janet Gyenes

It’s early morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Futou Mountain, part of the rare bears’ ancestral homeland. A small group of us are huddled against a wooden fence. We’re hoping to glimpse some of the...

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