Sep 13, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Lawrie Ferguson drums up support for her band
Felicity Stone

“We basically play at places where people have no choice but to hear us,” Lawrie Ferguson declares cheerfully about her band, Couldn’t Sleep (more about the name later). “So, little parties and stuff.” Their biggest audience so far was at...

Sep 10, 2018
How saving on daycare helped a B.C. family afford a bigger home
Anne Casselman

Tiffany Ottahal, a working mother of two children aged three and one, knows how lucky she is. Her son and daughter are in licensed child care, and she and her husband own, together with the bank, the roof over their...

Sep 10, 2018
Tracking Unclaimed Funds is Full-time Work for B.C. Unclaimed Property Society

BCBusiness + B.C. Unclaimed Property Society It’s more common than one might suspect for funds to go unclaimed in the business community, whether they be in the form of a forgotten credit union account or a million-dollar estate. In fact, the millions of...

Aug 30, 2018
Federal Court of Appeal rejects Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
By the Editors

In a surprising turn, the Federal Court of Appeal has discarded the federal government’s approval to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It’s a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. And it’s a huge setback for the feds after their purchase of the existing pipeline and...

Aug 29, 2018
Revise Your Will and Revisit the Terms as Your Life Changes

BCBusiness + Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP Life seems to offer more opportunities for professional and personal evolvement than ever before, and with that comes the need to protect your growing assets. It’s wise to have a proper will in place, but...

Aug 27, 2018
Small Business Gets the Banking Attention and Service It Needs

BCBusiness + BMO Bank of Montreal Michael Bonner, Senior Vice-president and Regional Head B.C. & Yukon Division with BMO Bank of Montreal, is unusually candid about the services large financial institutions offer small businesses. “Small business represents a huge underserved market for...

Aug 23, 2018
First Step in a Business Sale Is the Prep Work

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. While hundreds of components go into the successful sale of any business, perhaps the biggest challenge for any owner is not technical, but emotional. “Your business is bigger than yourself, it’s your baby, and...

Aug 22, 2018
Where There's a Will, There's a Way

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Until recently—as many executors can attest—a will intended to benefit family and friends could be deemed invalid if the formal requirements for its execution weren’t followed to the letter. But Judy Rost, partner with Alexander...

Aug 21, 2018
An Advisory Team Will Streamline Your Successful Business Sale
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Facet Advisors Darren Millard, owner of Facet Advisors, points out that entrepreneurs tend to make two mistakes when selling their business. “First, they often overestimate the value of their business,” he says. “They also, if they are a small company...

Aug 20, 2018
Updates to Wills and Estates Act Helps to Simplify the Process

BCBusiness + SHK Law Corporation Given the long process of legal disputes, the impact of the Wills Estates and Succession Act (WESA), which was put into place in 2014, is only now beginning to be fully understood—and proving to be of significant...

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