Finance

Aug 13, 2020
Room to Move at G&F Financial Group
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + G&F Financial Group G&F Financial Group has reached an important milestone that will shape its working future, and it did so in the face of great odds. Imagine spending countless hours developing a new, open concept workspace that would showcase...

Jul 30, 2020
Next time the stock market crashes, here’s why you should wait before you sell
Nick Rockel

For students of financial crashes, it was yet another Black Monday. On March 9, partly thanks to fears about the COVID-19 pandemic, global stock markets suffered their worst one-day rout since 2008. Before things began to recover late in the...

Jul 16, 2020
Balfour Pacific: A West Coast Success Story

Balfour Pacific, a Vancouver-based private equity real estate firm, is outperforming the market. Emerging as a top performer in global league tables might be considered a long shot for a Vancouver-based private equity firm investing in U.S. commercial real estate. After all, there are at least 5,000 funds, many based in the U.S., focused on North America. Balfour Pacific managed to do just that. Preqin, the leading source of alternative asset industry data, ranks the firm’s inaugural fund as...

Jul 13, 2020
British Columbians feel safe as the province reopens amid COVID-19, but their finances are suffering: poll
By the Editors

B.C. may have avoided the worst ravages of COVID-19, but the outbreak has hit many residents where it hurts. On behalf of BCBusiness, Mustel Group recently asked 530 British Columbians how safely they think the provincial government is reopening the economy—and if the pandemic has affected them financially.

Jul 13, 2020
Ahead of the Curve: Bigger isn't always better
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + William Wright Commercial After several weeks that locked down the province and restructured the future of the contemporary workplace, BC businesses are back, many of them stronger than ever. Commercial real estate—often the cornerstone of a business’s livelihood—will be...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Bethany McNeill covers it all with insurance brokerage Momentum Benefits
Dee Hon

Life Story: Bethany McNeill credits her athletic career for fostering the teamwork and leadership skills she’s used to start and run her insurance brokerage firm, MB Pension and Benefits Group, which does business as Momentum Benefits. The North Vancouver native...

May 21, 2020
In a crisis, veteran B.C. tech investor Rich Osborn spies opportunity
William Johnson

Based purely on his mood, you wouldn’t know that Rich Osborn is a man who—like most British Columbians—has been forced to stay home for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re chatting over Zoom, and Osborn, the managing partner of Telus Ventures, is alert and energetic. You might even say he’s enjoying himself. For whatever reason, he seems excited...

Apr 30, 2020
Responsible Investment Strategy: It Takes Two

BCBusiness + Island Savings Canadians increasingly want their investments to deliver social good and financial returns. Building a winning responsible investment (RI) portfolio can be more complex than conventional investing, so careful investigation is required to ensure your desired portfolio meets the litmus test of your ethics. “Before picking a responsible investment...

Mar 2, 2020
Responsible Investing and High Returns

BCBusiness + Valley First Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to make money and make a positive impact on the world, and responsible investing is the perfect place to start. Jay Christensen, CFP, RIS, is a wealth planning specialist with Valley First Investment Services, and a licensed advisor with Credential Qtrade Securities...

Feb 20, 2020
A Bridge to Government Grants

Funding is one of the most essential considerations for a startup’s success, among a handful of other important factors, including market timing and a fine-tuned idea. But no matter how great the business idea, entrepreneurial dreams can be dashed if you fail to secure the financial backing necessary to launch...

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