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Nov 16, 2017
Growth, mergers and success begin with a look inward

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Growth of any kind is something all types of businesses welcome, but there is still the lingering assumption in some quarters that it comes accidentally — something that Alden Aumann (pictured at right), Managing Partner at Manning Elliott LLP, disagrees with. Business owners need growth for a variety...

Nov 15, 2017
Understanding the complexities of estate planning

The subject of death and subsequent dealings with wills and estates can seem intimidating and often confusing—but it doesn’t have to be. “The most important aspects of estate planning are awareness and preparedness,” says Sheryne Mecklai, Partner, Manning Elliott LLP. “Estate planning helps to eliminate both the uncertainties and the tough...

Nov 15, 2017
Seasonal Entertaining: Do It Like a Pro

Without batting an eye, the team at The Lazy Gourmet is known to cater the most intimate of parties of just six people, and then immediately prepare to oversee an event for 12,000 guests. While this suggests how white-hot the catering scene has become in Metro Vancouver, it also shows why...

Nov 9, 2017
Industrial Real-estate Crunch Hits the Valley

Businesses that regard the Fraser Valley as the solution to their industrial land needs would have been startled by Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, who at a recent public event announced: “We will run out of serviced industrial land within the next five years at the current rate of intake.” Nobody is...

Nov 8, 2017
Financial Planning Begins with a Friendly Chat

Is your financial future worth a half hour of pleasant conversation? For most people, the reaction to this question would be “of course.” But when it is proposed that the conversation be with a financial advice expert, the affirmative is often replaced by a range of excuses for not having that...

Nov 6, 2017
Southridge Will Tap into Your Child's Potential

South Surrey’s Southridge School was founded as much on the values of trust, moral character and the power of community as it was on exceptional academics. “Our founding headmaster, Alan Brown, described our culture as ‘a lighthearted place of serious purpose’ because he understood that the goal was not only to...

Nov 3, 2017
A Great Time to Be in B.C. Tech

Brandon Roe founded his first tech company in 1999 and has received national press for his ventures. He is a programmer by trade, and is skilled in marketing, sales and raising capital. More recently, he’s added “angel investor” to his resume, specializing in web-based B2B software firms. What got you into...

Oct 26, 2017
Top 7 Reasons for Choosing Trinity Western University

— Scott Fehrenbacher, TWU’s Senior Vice-president of External Relations 1. ECONOMIC GROWTH While almost 70 per cent of its competitors missed their enrolment targets last year, one Fraser Valley university has been plotting a course for expansion. As headlines on and other...

Oct 20, 2017
Why cyber security should be top of mind, even when it's out of sight
Chris Hinton

BCBusiness + Shaw Cyberspace has no borders. It operates on a global scale and has opened the doors to unprecedented ways of doing business. Recent statistics show more than two-thirds of small businesses have a dedicated website, use apps to run their businesses, and do their own digital marketing. Whether it be online shopping, social media or...

Oct 12, 2017
Business Transitioning Tips From Those Who've Done it Right

A business transition doesn’t just happen: It is a process that requires a deft touch if the owner wants to acquire the most value when it comes time to sell. On deck at the Business Transitions Forum in Vancouver Nov. 15...

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