Finance

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...

Jan 16, 2020
Benefits Evolved

BCBusiness + Ascension Benefits Group benefits can be the deal-sealer in hiring and retaining top talent. That means the way benefits are delivered has got to reflect employee needs, and the truth is, group benefits have remained relatively static over the last five or six decades. All the while, societal needs...

Jan 9, 2020
10 views on 2020: Experts analyze the year ahead for B.C.
Nick Rockel

Forestry is struggling, tech is booming, and companies of all sizes can’t find enough good people. As B.C. rings in the new year, those are just a few of the factors that will affect businesses across the province during an...

Dec 6, 2019
Five Things Investors Need

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Sound investment discipline is an extremely effective way to build wealth, but life’s complexities can distract us from our intended investment policy and strategy. Therein lies the rub—what is keeping you from better investment results? It likely...

Dec 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Cause We Care founder Andrea Thomas Hill
By the Editors

Andrea Thomas Hill, who moved from Toronto to Vancouver in 1999, sat on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC Chapter, for several years before shifting her attention to the city’s single mothers and children living in poverty. The mother of two, who founded the Cause We Care Foundation in...

Oct 24, 2019
For Succession Planning, Call a Specialist

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Family-owned and -run businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and James Pelmore, Partner with Foundation Wealth Partners, points out that 78 percent of them don’t have a succession plan. “As a result, a company will...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

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