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Mar 19, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Later co-founder and COO Matt Smith
Nathan Caddell

After graduating from UBC, Matt Smith worked in IT before becoming something of a serial entrepreneur. He founded two companies based on hosting online scores in Alpha Score Seminars and then Thinkific, with his brother, Greg Smith. Greg is still CEO...

Mar 17, 2020
How some prominent B.C. companies are working in the midst of COVID-19
Nathan Caddell

As the COVID-19 pandemic brings many businesses and other organizations to an abrupt and indefinite halt, some truths about how we work are being uncovered. One is that no two workplaces are exactly the same. They have similarities, sure, but while...

Mar 13, 2020
After Hours: What to do in March 2020
By the Editors

Lego blocks have been used to build models of everything from the Millennium Falcon to the Statue of Liberty. Now Australian Ryan (the BrickMan) McNaught, one of only a dozen certified Lego professionals in the world, is using them to...

Mar 12, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Traction on Demand founder and CEO Greg Malpass
Nathan Caddell

Greg Malpass's LinkedIn profile states that he went to the "School of hard knocks." And while that isn't literally true (the Nelson native did a BBA at SFU), he did learn hard and fast lessons while starting a company in...

Mar 11, 2020
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of March 2 to 8
Munro’s Books

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

Mar 10, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.6 million to live damn nice on Beaver Creek
Steve Burgess

Address: 585 Beaver Creek Road, Beaverdekk, B.C. Price: $5,679,000 Listing: 10181389 The skinny: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 5548 square feet, 670 acre ranch. The bling: Looking for the perfect getaway? How about a place that doesn’t even exist? Getaways don’t any more away than that. The location of...

Mar 9, 2020
Pot Shots: The jury is still out on CBD
Guy Saddy

Gather ’round, ladies and gents! You sir, with your thumbs hooked into the belt loops of your dungarees! Come on in, get a little closer. We’re all friends, right? And as your friend, it is a true honour to share...

Mar 6, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Vancouver video games and what the BCLC can learn from JoJo
Nathan Caddell

Temperatures are supposed to dip below freezing this weekend, as Mother Nature apparently needs a reminder that it’s March in Vancouver. Where are the cherry blossoms, girl? We’re going to assume that the weather is the reason all these people are...

Mar 6, 2020
HR Report 2020: Ski Resort Jobs delivers on its promise
Felicity Stone

Resort businesses have their own challenges when it comes to hiring. Hospitality wages are typically low. Housing prices are often high. This past July, after six years living and working in Canadian ski towns, Whistler-based Shane Martz came up with...

Mar 4, 2020
The 2020 Business of Good Awards
Nathan Caddell

Garth Taylor probably put it best. “I know all businesses think they have a unique culture, but I think we actually do,” said the president of North Vancouver–based environmental services firm Hatfield Consultants, winner of the Workplace Wellness category in...

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