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Dec 12, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of December 4 to 10
Munro’s Books

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

Dec 11, 2017
Semifinalists announced for Small Business BC Awards
Nathan Caddell

The public has spoken, and now the fates of numerous small businesses are in their own hands. Small Business BC has announced 10 semi-finalists in 10 categories for its 15th annual awards. Members of the public voted for their favourite businesses, which are now encouraged to submit a detailed application. The lists of...

Dec 7, 2017
U.S. company changing B.C.'s most popular winter escape
Scott Neufeld

On any given bluebird day this season, the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains will see a flurry of activity. Snowboarders and skiers will tear through fresh powder. Lifties will help riders smoothly navigate the ascent back up the hill.

Dec 7, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4.7 million to be swish in Squamish
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1098 Goat Ridge Drive, Squamish Price: $4,698,000 MLS: R2200388 The skinny: Five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,225-square-foot house on a 39,500-square-foot lot in Britannia Beach, Squamish. The bling: Leaping large into the luxury price range comes Squamish, previously known as the “poor man’s Whistler.” Aspirational weekenders...

Dec 6, 2017
How Vancouver's industrial land crunch is pushing businesses out of town
Kerry Gold

Peter Spotzl runs a small metal fabricating business in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Since 2016, he’s watched the tax bill for his leased property surge by a whopping $20,000. Spotzl says he now pays $83,000 in taxes annually, thanks to...

Dec 6, 2017
Why quality and quantity matter when connecting on LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

One of the most common questions I get from people looking to use LinkedIn proactively to prospect for their business is: “Should I connect with everyone who sends me a connection request?” I believe you should absolutely connect with strangers, but make sure...

Dec 5, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 27 to December 3
Munro’s Books

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

Dec 5, 2017
One-third of Canadian baby boomers plan to give their kids living inheritances: survey
By the Editors

A large portion of baby boomers in Canadian cities think their children can’t afford to wait for them to die. A significant number of Canadians aged 52 to 71 are planning to or have already given their children living inheritances to buy property, according to a new survey from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Vancouver’s...

Dec 5, 2017
Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will headline #BCTech Summit
By the Editors

Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will be keynote speakers at the #BCTech Summit: Breakthrough in the Digital Age, taking place next May 14 to 16 in Vancouver. Cohen, founder of Google Ideas and CEO of Jigsaw, an incubator that builds technology to...

Dec 5, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards bridge the gap between theory and practicality

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council There were times when Simon Pickup, co-founder and CEO of Hydra Energy, felt like his company was wandering in the wilderness. Being one of the recipients of the BCIC Ignite Awards from the BC Innovation Council helped give...

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