Industries

Nov 17, 2020
Yellow Dog has the best reputation among B.C. breweries: report
Nathan Caddell

What’s the best brewery in B.C.? It’s a divisive topic. And, like arguing about the best Spice Girl or the top Pixar movie of all time, it’s all a matter of taste. (Posh and Toy Story for the win; sorry not...

Nov 17, 2020
Indigenous storytelling, NBA headline Vancouver UX Awards finalists
By the Editors

Some of the most interesting innovations in the province will be celebrated on November 26 at the seventh annual Vancouver UX Awards. The competition, which recognizes both professional and student work, handed out some $7,000 in scholarships last year through a...

Nov 17, 2020
How Tracy Stewart turned surviving breast cancer into a business venture
Nathan Caddell

"Thrift stores are kind of my haven,” says Tracy Stewart. And it makes sense—she found solace in them after going through breast cancer treatment a dozen years ago. There was chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and then post-mastectomy reconstruction. But the implants...

Nov 16, 2020
Top 10 Preview: 2020 New Ventures Competition

BCBusiness + New Ventures BC In March, more than 240 companies entered the 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition. After eight months of pitches, workshops and mentoring sessions, only ten companies remain. The annual competition, presented by Innovate BC, attracts the province’s top...

Nov 13, 2020
Q&A: What could 2021 bring for real estate in Canada and Vancouver?
Nick Rockel

For real estate, like many other sectors, COVID-19 has made forecasting a nearly impossible task. As John Bunting talked to industry experts for the Canadian edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021, he knew that all bets were off. “I...

Nov 13, 2020
Arlene Dickinson wants your business to pull through COVID-19. Here’s how
Nick Rockel

For the complete interview with Arlene Dickinson, check out the BCBusiness Podcast. Arlene Dickinson doesn’t sound too worried that COVID-19 will get the better of her fellow business owners. “I think Canadian entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs anywhere, are a resilient group of people...

Nov 12, 2020
Can B.C.’s heli- and cat-ski industry survive COVID-related travel bans?
Andrew Findlay

As Phase 3 of the provincial government’s plan to reopen the B.C. economy unfolded in June, COVID-19 considerations were keeping Beat Steiner, co-owner and CEO of Bella Coola Heli Sports, awake at night. “It’s pretty much all I’ve been thinking about,” Steiner says from his home office in Whistler. No...

Nov 6, 2020
5 Questions: Mogo CEO Dave Feller talks open banking, marketing to millennials
Nathan Caddell

Since founding Mogo in 2003, Dave Feller has been trying to help Canadians save money. The Vancouver-based company was created to revamp the payday loans space. But that mission has since shifted to its main priority: helping customers get rid of...

Nov 5, 2020
11 B.C. companies honoured at the 2020 Technology Impact Awards
By the Editors

Some big names took home honours at the nonprofit BC Tech Association’s Technology Impact Awards. The 27th edition of the event was held virtually, drawing a record attendance of more than 800. “With members of the tech community having more reasons than...

Nov 4, 2020
Vancouver startup banks on a niche: unbanked seasonal farm workers
Nick Rockel

In a world where many people do their banking quickly and conveniently online, Canada’s seasonal agricultural workers have been left behind. Those visiting labourers don’t just toil in the fields—sending money home to their families in Mexico and other countries...

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