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Oct 4, 2017
Coffee leaf tea pioneer Wize Monkey breaks into the U.S. market
By BCBusiness

Coffee? Tea? Why not have both? This month Wize Monkey, which bills itself as the first coffee leaf tea company, launches in the U.S. By the end of November, Vancouver-based Wize Monkey’s products will be in some 370 stores stateside...

Oct 3, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of September 25 to October 1
Munro’s Books

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

Oct 2, 2017
6 ways to engage consumers, from retail to marketing
Felicity Stone

There was a time when visiting a department store was an event, as depicted in the TV series Mr. Selfridge and The Paradise. Now, says Canadian consumer futurist Doug Stephens in his recent book Reengineering Retail, “most stores we visit are...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Mining & Metals
Jacob Parry

On a Sunday in October 2009, William Lamb got a text message from a friend in South Africa: “Do you have $42 million—because you may need it by the end of the week.” “I knew straight away what it was...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Financial Services
Dee Hon

Hamed Shahbazi spent 20 years building the Vancouver-based fintech startup he founded, Tio Networks, but officially went from entrepreneur to corporate employee this past summer. Silicon Valley giant PayPal Holdings Inc. bought his bill-payment-processing company for $302 million in July.

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Technology
Jessica Werb

Some entrepreneurs seem to come into the world predisposed to doing business. Take Scott Phillips, president and CEO of StarFish Medical; while the closest most preteens come to setting up shop is operating the odd lemonade stand, Phillips launched his...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Real Estate/Construction
Felicity Stone

In 2008, most Canadians buying U.S. real estate were looking for deals on vacation homes. North Vancouver native Janet LePage was just looking for deals. Over two years, while working full-time as a senior marketing manager at Ledcor Group, LePage...

Sep 28, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $23 million for a Bowen Island getaway
Fiona Morrow

Address: 370-374 Smugglers Cove Road, Bowen Island Price: $22,998,000 MLS: R2172690 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 11,360-square-foot house on 14 acres of Bowen Island. The bling: We all have those days when we just want to disappear from view. Take a break from our fabulous selves, and...

Sep 28, 2017
Numerology: Aboriginal wealth and prosperity
Melissa Edwards

That’s the square footage of commercial real estate managed by the Okanagan’s Westbank First Nation (WFN), the largest such on-reserve development in the country. AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) will feature WFN as a case...

Sep 28, 2017
B.C.-based project uses drones to detect greenhouse gas emissions
By BCBusiness

In the fight against climate change, there's a new eye in the sky. Today (September 28) at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver, Geoscience BC launches the GHGMap project, which uses optical drone-mounted laser technology to detect and analyze aerial greenhouse...

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