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Apr 18, 2019
BCB Roundup: Ferries, pipelines and Board of Traders
Nathan Caddell

BCBusiness gives you an update on some of the stories turning heads across the province. Like BC Ferries’ continued foray into the future, here’s what else surprised us this week. BC Ferries continues to shock in its push to enter the 21st century. First there was the introduction of debit machines onboard. Now—alcohol?

Apr 16, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of April 8 to 14
Munro’s Books

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

Apr 15, 2019
Opinion: Time for the 4/20 brand to grow up
Ben Baker

In his new monthly column for BCBusiness, branding expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. Brands evolve, mature and sometimes...

Apr 15, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Venture capitalist Brenda Irwin is betting on health care
Matt O'Grady

When Brenda Irwin was invited by a friend to a Vancouver pitch event in the summer of 2013, she had no intention of investing in anything. The native of Mount Elgin, Ontario, had only left her job with Business Development...

Apr 12, 2019
Why less prep time can make you a more powerful public speaker
Lucas Mattiello

My clients often tell me about challenges they have with an upcoming presentation. They don’t have time to memorize their talk, and they’re afraid to speak in public. Sound familiar? My response to them: What if you could save hours of...

Apr 12, 2019
Inventory: Street smart rain gear
Felicity Stone

DRY DENIM In 2013, Vancouver jeans maker Gary Lenett partnered with performance fabric expert Abid Hafeez to form Pimlico Performance Apparel, producing denim clothing that combines fashion with function. The company’s new Duer Weatherproof Denim jeans incorporate a wind- and waterproof...

Apr 11, 2019
On Trend: Fashion recycling comes alive in B.C.'s capital
Jessica Natale Woollard

SPICE ROAD The reds, pinks, greens and golds of silk saris are repurposed into women’s attire at Chai Fashions. Owner Lindsay Jones up-cycles textiles from Indian wholesale markets, turning the fabric into light, comfortable, colourful dresses, blouses and pants sold at...

Apr 10, 2019
Carry On: Brand new bags and packing for business trips
Charlene Rooke

PUT THE “EH” IN SUITCASE Your travels may be global, but you can pack Canadian. Mississauga-based Heys International makes some of the world’s lightest hard-shell suitcases. The funky colours and fabrics of Vancouver-designed Herschel Supply Co. luggage complement its bags and...

Apr 9, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of April 1 to 7
Munro’s Books

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

Apr 9, 2019
Exit plan: How to sell or transfer your business successfully
By the Editors

Private and family businesses represent nearly two-thirds of Canada’s GDP and employ more than 12 million Canadians, notes a new report from PwC Canada. The data was taken from research undertaken for the PwC Family Business Survey (2016), the PwC Next Gen Survey (2017) and the PwC Family Business Survey...

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