Oct 15, 2018
Secure Your Intellectual Property Before Commercial Success

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs One of the great satisfactions of entrepreneurship is creating new and beneficial ideas, and being able to claim an intellectual property (IP) right such as a patent as one’s own. However, there is no end of those who...

Oct 12, 2018
Innovate BC awards nearly $1 million to four research projects
By the Editors

Crown agency Innovate BC has awarded a total of $944,600 to four projects shepherded by B.C. universities. Through its Ignite Awards program, Innovate BC seeks to commercialize technologies in the hope of solving problems in natural resources and applied sciences. To that end, the organization has given out $4.3 million in Ignite...

Oct 11, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4.5 million to live in monotonous mediocrity in Abbotsford
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1116 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford Price: $4,500,000 MLS: R2312455 The skinny: Nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 10,271 square foot house on 10.67 acres in Abbotsford. The bling: Enough with frippery and flounces: you need a dose of the hard stuff. No pain, no gain, right? Oh yes...

Oct 10, 2018
Five Questions for NICHE Canada CEO Barinder Rasode
Nathan Caddell

1. What is NICHE Canada’s role?The U.S. states that legalized did so through a referendum, so both the pro and con sides spent resources and dollars debating the issue. In Canada, a majority of our population still feel like they...

Oct 9, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of October 1 to 7
Munro’s Books

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

Oct 5, 2018
Cabinet ministers and a variety of experts highlight BC Chamber’s #TradeTalks
By the Editors

Now that the whole NAFTA issue is behind us, #TradeTalks doesn’t have to be such a dirty phrase. And that’s good, because the hashtag will be of particular importance to those who want to rub shoulders with B.C.’s business elite. BCBusiness partner the BC Chamber of Commerce is hosting #TradeTalks 2018: Seizing...

Oct 4, 2018
Best places in the world to start an online business
By the Editors

Sellics Marketplace Analytics, a German provider of software to assist Amazon vendors, has published a study listing the best cities around the world for launching an online business, based on 22 factors related to infrastructure and both living and startup costs. Criteria for choosing the 130 cities included a strong existing...

Oct 4, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $9 million to restore your priceless equilibrium in Shaughnessy
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1409 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $8,680,000 Listing: R2311567 The skinny: Six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 5,779-square-foot house on a 8,941-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy The bling: It’s a stressful time, we know. No matter how much help the great unwashed are given, just like Billy Idol’s favourite rebel, they...

Oct 4, 2018
How a Positive Corporate Culture Can Impact Client Satisfaction

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Another article on client service may sound cliché but a strong corporate culture, focused on client service, can change it from a catchphrase to a revenue driver. Studies show that the most common way...

Oct 3, 2018
Split Decision: Housing crisis looms large in Vancouver civic election
Frances Bula

A note from the author: Modern-day elections are famous for their last-minute dramas, with candidates getting knocked out of races as problematic information emerges about their pasts, as they stumble in the public spotlight, as their campaign strategies blow up...

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