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Sep 27, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in October 2017

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMITThis one-day event presented by Small Business BC kicks off with a trade show and ends with a networking reception. In between, workshops offer tips on digital marketing, social media and networking; a panel of young entrepreneurs discuss...

Sep 26, 2017
Poll: Should B.C.'s minimum wage be increased?

During the provincial election campaign in May, the NDP promised to phase in a minimum wage of $15 an hour for general workers. In July, to find out what B.C. residents think about that, Mustel Group asked 300 of them:...

Sep 26, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of September 18 to 24
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Sep 26, 2017
Nine startups shine at the BCIC-New Ventures awards
By BCBusiness

At its 17th annual awards on September 25 in Vancouver, non-profit New Ventures BC announced the winners of the BCIC–New Ventures Competition. The nine winning startups, which span the province, represent industries ranging from agricultural technology and life sciences to...

Sep 25, 2017
How 4 small B.C. businesses cracked the export market
Marcie Good

Want to break into the export game? Already taken your business global? As NAFTA talks heat up, got a Plan B for tapping markets beyond the U.S.? Powered by the BC Chamber of Commerce and its provincewide network, our handy guide...

Sep 25, 2017
Meet and celebrate B.C.'s top entrepreneurs this Friday
By BCBusiness

Last year more than 1,300 business leaders and VIPs gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to honour the finalists of EY’s 23rd Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and network before the ceremony. This year’s event recognizes 36 entrepreneurs for their...

Sep 22, 2017
Want to attract the right talent? Be more transparent
Eric Termuende

Often when we think about the future of work, we think 3D printing, remote and flexible workplaces, artificial intelligence—and worry that we may be evolved out of our jobs. After all, 50 per cent of jobs as we know them...

Sep 22, 2017
Matrix: A crawl of B.C.'s resto-pub chains
Nick Rockel

COMPANY: Joseph Richard Group FOUNDED: 2010 OWNER(S): André (Joseph) Bourque and Ryan (Richard) Moreno RESTO-PUBS: 13 (including two Alberta locations) EMPLOYEES (APPROX.): 750 VIBE: New meets old with retrofits of character rooms JOINT WE DIG: Oceanside Yacht Club & Public House, White Rock POPULAR BEVERAGE(S): Watermelon mojito POPULAR...

Sep 21, 2017
Watch your language part 5

A field guide to business jargon and buzzwords “Asset managers are all too happy to pivot to a cheaper alternative.” (Bloomberg, June 15, 2017) Traditionally, pivot means to change direction around a fixed point—who can forget the Friends episode in which Ross exhorts the others to "Pivot!" as they wrestle a...

Sep 20, 2017
6 ways to enhance the value of your business
By BCBusiness

Want to buy a business in Canada? Looks like you'll have plenty of options. In a new BDC survey of 2,500 Canadian entrepreneurs, 41 per cent of respondents said they would probably exit their company within five years, citing retirement as the...

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