Industries

Jan 20, 2022
5 things to include on your company website, according to a business magazine editor
Alyssa Hirose

Having a great business website is good for customers, good for sales and, most of all—OK, maybe we’re a bit biased—good for getting coverage in the media. Here at BCBusiness, we spend a hefty chunk of every day on the...

Jan 19, 2022
Pacific Trader: “Undervalued” Eldorado Gold surprises on the upside
Michael McCullough

The stock: Since the acquisition of Goldcorp by Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. (TSX:NGT, NYSE:NEM) in 2019, B.C. has lacked an obvious standard bearer in the gold mining space. But mid-tier producer Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD, NYSE:EGO) certainly deserves a look. Over...

Jan 18, 2022
Q&A: Developer and philanthropist Michael Audain reflects on his many lives
Nick Rockel

To say that Michael Audain has lived a full life would be an understatement. The philanthropist, art collector, and founder and chair of Polygon Homes takes stock in his new memoir, One Man in His Time... Audain, who was born in England and immigrated to Vancouver as...

Jan 18, 2022
Private Investment Takes a New Path: Nicola Wealth
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Nicola Wealth Investing in companies that are not publicly traded presents investors several key advantages. “In order to achieve greater multi-asset diversification, investors need to invest in more than just publicly traded securities,” says Bijal Patel, CFO and head of private capital at Nicola Wealth. “In fact, the number of listed...

Jan 18, 2022
Vancouver is officially the third most expensive city in the world to build a house in (great)
Alyssa Hirose

Every once in a while, it would be nice to get a press release announcing that some third-party researcher has crowned Vancouver The Best City in the World for Corgis or The Cheapest Place to Get a Gin and Tonic.

Jan 14, 2022
7 B.C. companies make new Global Cleantech 100
By the Editors

On a worldwide scale, B.C. keeps boosting its cleantech cred. Oh, and all hail Burnaby. Seven local companies made the 2022 edition of the Global Cleantech 100. The 13th annual list, published by San Francisco–based research, consulting and events firm Cleantech...

Jan 13, 2022
Meat soap? This all-natural skincare company’s “Slightly Imperfect” collection makes sure flawed product doesn't go to waste
Alyssa Hirose

Body and skincare companies tend to romanticize their products and their process. But what happens when that ultra-satisfying soap cutting doesn’t go as planned? When Indigenous entrepreneur Francesca Amine started making her own soaps, it took her an entire year to get...

Jan 13, 2022
Land Values: Sorry, millennials—baby boomers aren’t downsizing
Frances Bula

Linda and Patrick Power looked at downsizing from their Burnaby house a few years ago as they were approaching their 65-year marks. The four flights of stairs were just going to get harder to navigate. And taking care of the...

Jan 12, 2022
B.C.-based Keg surges to heights of national Best Places to Work ranking
By the Editors

Thanks to good reviews from their workers, one B.C. company raised the stakes in a nationwide ranking, while another engineered a win. For the latest edition of its Employees’ Choice Awards, Glassdoor just announced the Best Places to Work in Canada...

Jan 7, 2022
Pandemic helps push Metro Vancouver home sales to record high in 2021
By the Editors

Here’s yet more evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has only added extra fuel to Vancouver’s red-hot housing market. Home sales for the Metro Vancouver region finished 2021 at an all-time high of 43,999, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)...

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