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Jun 27, 2019
Recreational Property Guide 2019: The hottest real estate commodity in B.C.?
Guy Saddy

Surrounded by snow-covered evergreens and almost glowing from the reflected light of the setting sun, the gleaming white cottage looks as if it emerged organically from its setting. The place definitely has character: its bones are classic, enduring. According to the new owners, it’s “a cute little house,” but it’s...

Jun 27, 2019
Recreational Property Guide 2019: 5 hot spots to buy in B.C.
Guy Saddy

If you're not aware, recreational properties in B.C. are booming. It shouldn't be surprising, given the beauty of the province and the out-of-control sales in urban markets. Here are the spots that should be on your wish list. GIBSONS Population: 9,132 (2016 census) Population...

Jun 26, 2019
5 ways your business can communicate more effectively
Ben Baker

In his 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. The International Association of Business Communicators...

Jun 26, 2019
From the Brink and Back Again

BCBusiness + Knightsbridge Capital Partners Inc. When it comes to debt financing in Canada, business owners traditionally have had two options: approach a conventional bank or a private lender. If they’re facing difficult circumstances or are on the verge of collapse, however, they often find themselves stuck. They may not qualify for lending...

Jun 25, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of June 17 to 23
Munro’s Books

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

Jun 25, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 16 to 22
By the Editors

The two most-expensive properties sold last week fetched similar prices, but style-wise they couldn’t be more different. The priciest was a 2,250-square-foot Yaletown condo with mountain and ocean views, according to MLS figures analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty for BCBusiness. Originally listed for...

Jun 25, 2019
Investing in a Burgeoning Cannabis Industry

BCBusiness + Higharchy Brand Group With the legalization of cannabis has come an unprecedented opportunity: the development of a retail industry unlike anything North America has ever seen before, the birth of something entirely new. At the forefront of this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon is Higharchy Brands Group. The purpose-driven group provides strategic capital...

Jun 24, 2019
Carry On: The cost of doing (travel) business
Charlene Rooke

SPARE NO EXPENSE “Buying the log-splitter” should join the business lexicon as a jump-the-shark-style buzzword for inflating expense reports, thanks to the provincial legislature fracas. Claims are a thorn in many sides: in a 2018 poll by U.S. travel and expense...

Jun 24, 2019
Clearing Up the Confusion Regarding Family Offices

BCBusiness +Cindy David Financial Group LTD. It’s hardly news that B.C. is home to wealthy business owners ranging from successful mom and pop entrepreneurs to billionaires. But Cindy David, president of Cindy David Financial Group Ltd., says that “a growing number of wealthy businesspeople are falling into the $10-to-$50-million category, with...

Jun 21, 2019
5 things we learned from the Vancouver Board of Trade's NHL Hot Stove
Nathan Caddell

It depends on your vantage point, of course, but it’s not a stretch to say that two of the more controversial figures in the hockey world were the subject of a Vancouver Board of Trade conference this morning. With the...

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