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Jan 31, 2018
The Power of Pets

BCBusiness + GoFetch.ca Among the first things you notice when entering GoFetch.ca’s 10th-floor office overlooking Vancouver’s West Georgia Street are the dog toys on the floor.The next thing that catches your attention is the enthusiastic greeting from Maple, the effervescent resident...

Jan 30, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of January 22 to 28
Munro’s Books

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

Jan 29, 2018
Vancouver developer gives local buyers first dibs on homes
By the Editors

Imani Development Inc. is using a Locals First program conceived by real estate sales, marketing and research firm Key Marketing for a 126-unit condo project in East Vancouver. So far, 88 homes at The Windsor have been sold, 87 of them to buyers from...

Jan 29, 2018
U-Six development breaks new ground near UBC Okanagan campus

BCBusiness + The Mission Group Buyers who snapped up property near the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus at a time when million dollar homes weren’t the norm are now regarded as having experienced a once in a lifetime investment opportunity. Accessing...

Jan 26, 2018
6 steps to protect your company from cybercriminals
Nathan Caddell

It’s no surprise that companies everywhere are taking steps to become digital organizations. As work and commerce keep migrating online, businesses of all sizes and descriptions have no choice but embrace digitization. In doing so, they’re exposing themselves to inherent risks. No matter what product or...

Jan 25, 2018
Watch your language, Part 6: Native advertising explained
By BCBusiness

“Native is set to become the de facto digital ad format of the future.” (Dale Lovell, chief digital officer and U.K. managing director, Adyoulike, ExchangeWire.com, October 26, 2017) Not to be confused with terminology around Indigenous peoples, native content or advertising...

Jan 25, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a Fort St. John crime against taste and decency
Fiona Morrow

Address: 11040 271 Road, Fort St. John Price: $4,100,000 MLS: R221930 The skinny: Five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 6,433-square-foot house on 160 acres in Fort St. John. The bling: You have—we guarantee it—never seen such bling. For this mammoth modern monstrosity has gone all in and still found...

Jan 24, 2018
Vancouver to host first major Cryptoassets Conference at Canada Place

BCBusiness + 7 Gate Ventures Vancouver’s first major Cryptoassets Conference is expected to attract thousands of business owners and investors on February 13th at Canada Place, where top international industry players will provide crucial information on the present state and future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The event will feature over 25 speakers...

Jan 24, 2018
3 polls show Canadians are financially unprepared for old age
By the Editors

No fewer than three polls showing how poorly prepared Canadians are for old age were released on January 23. An online survey of 1,516 members of the Angus Reid Forum found that half (51 percent) do not have a will and only one-third...

Jan 24, 2018
Slack founder Stewart Butterfield named 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur
By the Editors

Stewart Butterfield is the recipient of this year’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) from UVic. Butterfield is best known as co-founder of instant messaging service Slack Technologies Inc. and photo-sharing website Flickr (sold to Yahoo! Inc. in 2005). Raised in Victoria, he received a BA in philosophy...

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