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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 19, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of September 11 to 17
Munro’s Books

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...

Sep 15, 2017
Small Businesses Most At Risk In Cyberattacks

BCBusiness + Fully Managed Security breaches have increased 65 per cent since the first quarter of 2017 with a number of high-profile outbreaks infecting millions of computers around the world and causing billions of dollars in damage. WannaCry ransomware alone infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries in May. While recent reports...

Sep 15, 2017
Coal snap: Tumbler Ridge residents have reason to hope
Marcie Good

Dean Turner noticed that more people were buying bedding plants this spring at his Ace Hardware store in Tumbler Ridge. With more than 100 departments, including lumber, major appliances, toys, pet supplies, health and beauty, and ammunition, the shop is...

Sep 14, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $7 million for your castle in Dunbar
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4208 Dunkirk Street, Vancouver Price:$7,138,000 MLS: R2203471 The skinny: Five-bedroom, five-bath, 3,974-square-foot house on a corner lot in Dunbar. The bling: Looking for a castle to call your own but not really sold on the whole medievalism thing? We know all that lowering and...

Sep 14, 2017
Two B.C. players make list of Canada's 10 most promising technology companies
By BCBusiness

British Columbia is well represented in the second instalment of a national program that helps tech companies with big potential grow their business and compete globally. The Lazaridis Scale-Up Program, run by the Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University in...

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