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June 2018

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Jun 18, 2018
Entry Level: A day in the life of swimwear maker Julia Church
Nathan Caddell

Julia Church launched her “swimwear brand for everyday women” in 2014, hoping its crowdfunding campaign would hit $10,000. Nettle’s Tale raised more than $70,000. Church has since opened a flagship store in Vancouver’s Gastown and sold thousands of swimsuits, posting $500,000 in revenue last year. 8:30 a.m. Church arrives on Cordova Street and stops in at the shop, talking to neighbouring...

Jun 15, 2018
Go Figure: The raw numbers around the province’s sushi habit
Melissa Edwards

Sources: Provincial health authorities; City of Vancouver; Spacing.ca; ChopValue Manufacturing; B.C. Ministry of Agriculture...

Jun 13, 2018
What happens if B.C.'s housing bubble bursts
Steve Saretsky

The real estate boom gripping B.C., and the city of Vancouver in particular, has been historic on nearly all fronts. The frenzy to snatch up Vancouver soil kicked off in 2013. Bidding wars for detached homes spread like wildfire, pushing sales to a record in 2015, along with dollar volumes, which hit $8.9 billion that year, according to the Real...

Jun 11, 2018
Five Questions with BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson
Nick Rockel

1. How would you rate the NDP government so far, and why? They’re showing themselves to be erratic and not well prepared to govern. They just did a complete revision on their speculation tax because they figured out they hadn’t thought it through or put it together properly. Their child-care program is getting a huge amount of pushback from the...

Jun 8, 2018
Poll: How do you feel about Facebook account mining?
By BCBusiness

On behalf of BCBusiness, in April Mustel Group asked 360 residents across B.C. whether they have changed their online behaviour since learning how information from people’s Facebook accounts is being exploited. Of the 276 who use social media, almost 40 percent said yes. Principal Evi Mustel isn’t surprised. “I think people are very concerned about privacy,” she observes. “I’ve always...

Jun 5, 2018
B.C.'s Most Loved Brands 2018
Nick Rockel

“Love conquers all; let us too surrender to love.” The Roman poet Virgil wrote that line more than 2,000 years ago, but it helps explain why we switched back to love from influence for our fifth annual ranking of the top B.C.-based brands. For anyone building a brand, nothing beats an emotional connection with consumers. BCBusiness research partner Ipsos again conducted...

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