Industries

Apr 7, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Burnaby’s Peregrine pivots to Plexiglas screens
Nathan Caddell

When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across Canada, Brian French knew he had to act fast to save his company. Burnaby-based Peregrine Retail Design Manufacturing was built on helping high-end restaurants and retailers create their front-end experiences. Peregrine counts brands like...

Apr 6, 2020
National Internet agency offers free cybersecurity to small businesses during COVID-19
By the Editors

At the best of times, cyberattacks are a major threat to businesses of all sizes. The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies even more vulnerable to hackers as their employees adjust to working remotely. With that in mind, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is now offering small businesses in B.C.

Apr 2, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Mustang Survival goes to gowns
By the Editors

“Survival” has taken on a different meaning in the past couple of months, and a well-known B.C. company that uses the word in its name has pivoted accordingly. Burnaby-based Mustang Survival has been creating high-end outerwear, life-jackets and other gear...

Apr 2, 2020
Government and business come together with the COVID-19 Supply Hub
Nathan Caddell

Sue Paish sums up the Canada’s Technology Supercluster quite simply. “We solve big problems, and we do it quickly,” says the CEO of the B.C.-based, federal government–funded outfit, which brings together organizations in different industries across the country in the...

Apr 1, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $6.5 million for a Langley house with all of the bathrooms
Steve Burgess

Address: 19870 3B Avenue, Langley Price: $6,500,000 Listing: R2426692 The skinny: Eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 13,289 square feet, 87,120-square-foot property The bling: “What the world needs now,” sang Jackie de Shannon, “is love, sweet love” Not to disagree with Jackie—she makes a good point—but what the...

Apr 1, 2020
Nonprofit offers funding and other support for SMEs pursuing COVID-19 solutions
By the Editors

These are tough times for small and medium-sized businesses in B.C. and across the country. But if you’re an SME with an idea that could contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a new program can help you spring into action. Mitacs, a government-funded national nonprofit that aims to foster...

Mar 30, 2020
A COVID-19 isolation playlist, from our quarantine to yours
By the Editors

There’s no shortage of bad news these days, but we’re doing our best to stay upbeat. Here are 20 songs the editors have been cranking while isolated (as loud as our families will allow, at least). I may not have the...

Mar 27, 2020
Calling all tech startups: There’s still time to enter the New Ventures BC Competition
By the Editors

The business world may be in rough shape, but B.C. startups in need of funding can take heart that a long-running provincial contest remains very much alive. The New Ventures BC Competition for early-stage tech companies, marking its 20th anniversary, is...

Mar 27, 2020
Announcing the winners of the BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards
By the Editors

Everyone knows that B.C. is home to some exceptional female business talent. Our new Women of the Year Awards aim to recognize the very best. The finalists for the inaugural competition, who hail from organizations large and small across the province...

Mar 26, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Welk’s General Store goes to Google
Nathan Caddell

Welk’s General Store sells food, sure, but it would be something of a stretch to call the most interesting retailer on Vancouver’s Main Street an “essential business.” Cricket bars and kombucha aren’t exactly necessary for survival. For many in the...

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