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Nov 6, 2020
5 Questions: Mogo CEO Dave Feller talks open banking, marketing to millennials
Nathan Caddell

Since founding Mogo in 2003, Dave Feller has been trying to help Canadians save money. The Vancouver-based company was created to revamp the payday loans space. But that mission has since shifted to its main priority: helping customers get rid of...

Nov 6, 2020
Making It Work: COVID has helped drive the rise of the side hustle
Nathan Caddell

Michael Wiebe is a good person to ask about side hustles. Even before COVID-19, the Vancouver city councillor was moonlighting as co-owner of popular Main Street eatery Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge. When the pandemic forced its shuttering in March, Wiebe and his team opened a sandwich service for takeout only...

Nov 5, 2020
11 B.C. companies honoured at the 2020 Technology Impact Awards
By the Editors

Some big names took home honours at the nonprofit BC Tech Association’s Technology Impact Awards. The 27th edition of the event was held virtually, drawing a record attendance of more than 800. “With members of the tech community having more reasons than...

Nov 5, 2020
Ask a Leader: Crystal Smith puts the health and safety of her community first
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Crystal Smith is chief councillor of the Haisla Nation, a key player in the...

Nov 5, 2020
Casalinga Feeds the Soul
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Casalinga Food Company In some parts of Italy, you will find houses with a sign outside that reads, “Casalinga,” which means, ‘Come into my home and I will cook for you.’ This invitation to share in wholesome, delicious food is...

Nov 4, 2020
Vancouver startup banks on a niche: unbanked seasonal farm workers
Nick Rockel

In a world where many people do their banking quickly and conveniently online, Canada’s seasonal agricultural workers have been left behind. Those visiting labourers don’t just toil in the fields—sending money home to their families in Mexico and other countries...

Nov 4, 2020
Burnaby-based Teradici talks bringing the World Series to life, winning an Emmy
Nathan Caddell

Chances are you’re not super familiar with the name Teradici, but if you haven’t already consumed entertainment that the Burnaby-based company had a hand in creating, you probably will soon. Launched in 2004, Teradici has evolved over the years, but its core...

Nov 3, 2020
Making It Work: How Telus mastered working from home long before the pandemic
Michael McCullough

Like a lot of British Columbians these past few months, Alessia Yaworsky has been working from home—in her case, an apartment she shares with her partner in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood. But whereas for most this was a recent and jarring shift, for Yaworsky it’s no big deal. She’s been doing...

Nov 2, 2020
Gifted for Life
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Community Partners In 1943, the Vancouver Foundation received its first gift–$1,000 from Alice McKay, saved from her secretarial job. That was the beginning of an endowment fund that has supported countless charities in British Columbia thanks to individual and corporate generosity...

Nov 2, 2020
B.C. residents show surprising financial confidence in wake of COVID-19: report
By the Editors

You’d expect an annual survey aimed at gauging the financial confidence of Canadians to be an absolute bloodbath in 2020. Yet somehow, the results really aren’t all that bad, especially in B.C., where residents are more upbeat about their finances than...

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