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

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...

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Sep 22, 2017
Matrix: Called to the Bar
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
Kirsty Senior

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...

Sep 20, 2017
Opinion: Proposed federal tax changes will hurt small business and the B.C. economy
Val Litwin

For decades, small businesses and entrepreneurs have been lauded as the backbone of the economy, held up as examples of the innovative and creative Canadian spirit, and praised for their role in economic growth, job creation, and prosperity, even in...

Sep 19, 2017
UBC Welcome Home Party 2017
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of 500 UBC alumni took over the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on September 16 for an evening of food and beverage pairings from Vancouver’s most awarded celebrity chefs to celebrate 100 years of UBC’s alumni association. Guests...

Sep 19, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of September 11 to 17
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Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Sep 19, 2017
Numerology: The dirt on money laundering
Melissa Edwards

That’s how many Canadian businesses are subject to reporting requirements under federal laws against money laundering. They include banks, accounting firms and the fast-growing fintech industry, the main focus of companies in the emerging regulation technology sector—like Vancouver’s Trulioo, whose identity verification systems help businesses prove they aren’t helping hide...

Sep 18, 2017
A conversation with Codename Entertainment's Eric Jordan
Marcie Good

Eric Jordan expected to be debt-ridden and unemployable when he graduated from UVic with a fine arts degree, specializing in painting, in 1993. Instead, he co-founded an enterprise software company, PureEdge Solutions Inc., which sold to IBM Corp. 12 years...

Sep 18, 2017
Ocean Wise adds B.C. kelp to its menu of sustainable seafood choices
By BCBusiness

Kelp is a superfood, especially high in iodine, which improves thyroid function and metabolism. It has become popular in recent years among mainstream chefs and foodies, leading B.C. fisheries to boost production 43 per cent from 2014 to 2016, from 281 tonnes to 400 tonnes, according to Ocean Wise. The Ocean Wise program...

Sep 15, 2017
IROS 2017 robotics conference turns 30 in Vancouver
By BCBusiness

It’s time to welcome our robot overlords to Vancouver. Seriously, the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from September 24 to 28. This year’s theme for the gathering, which...

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