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Aug 14, 2019
Pot Shots: How to invest in cannabis stocks without getting burned
Guy Saddy

So…you want to invest in marijuana stocks? Well, step right up and get in line behind the thousands of other equally excitable lemmings. Is that rude? Sorry. In truth, I understand. You’ve seen the crazy returns. You’ve suppressed pangs of jealousy while watching your neighbour, whose financial plan once consisted of...

Aug 13, 2019
Opinion: Why some startups are starting to see venture capital as their worst enemy
Shafin Diamond Tejani

DoorDash, the food-delivery service, has yet to earn a profit, but that hasn’t stopped investors from trucking cash to its porch. The firm held a US$600-million financing round this May, more than tripling its value from last August, to US$12.6 billion. This may sound like a dream scenario for startup founders—endless...

Jun 26, 2019
From the Brink and Back Again

BCBusiness + Knightsbridge Capital Partners Inc. When it comes to debt financing in Canada, business owners traditionally have had two options: approach a conventional bank or a private lender. If they’re facing difficult circumstances or are on the verge of collapse, however, they often find themselves stuck. They may not qualify for lending...

Jun 24, 2019
Clearing Up the Confusion Regarding Family Offices

BCBusiness +Cindy David Financial Group LTD. It’s hardly news that B.C. is home to wealthy business owners ranging from successful mom and pop entrepreneurs to billionaires. But Cindy David, president of Cindy David Financial Group Ltd., says that “a growing number of wealthy businesspeople are falling into the $10-to-$50-million category, with...

May 31, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Karn Manhas wants to make farming more green
Matt O'Grady

Back in the spring of 2009, Karn Manhas was doing what law students do best: argue. His latest venture, a tech consulting firm named Karyon Group, had recently folded in the wake of the 2008-09 economic crisis, and the Port...

May 29, 2019
One Platform Proves the Most Efficient for Robust Wealth Management

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth The adage “lead, follow or get out of the way” applies to giving professionals the latitude to do what they do best, and is the key distinguishing feature for James Pelmore, Leanne Brothers and Mark Ting. They chose to...

May 27, 2019
5 points to consider for your estate planning

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Preparing a will is hardly anyone’s idea of a good time, but it’s a vital process for anyone with family or loved ones, and for those with assets—including businesses. Abbe Chivers, a partner at Manning Elliott who provides...

May 27, 2019
Trends in Financial Services

BCBusiness + Cindy David Financial Group Ltd. It is an understatement to say that the changes and trends affecting the financial services landscape are voluminous. Cindy David, president of Cindy David Financial Group Ltd., and the Senior Estate Planning Advisor for Raymond James...

May 23, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lendesk founder and CEO Alex Conconi
Felicity Stone

It figures that Alex Conconi would take an interest in real estate matters. First, he lives in Vancouver, where property issues are top of mind. And second, providing services to realtors runs in the family. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Robert, Alex became a mortgage broker. In 2011, father...

May 23, 2019
Don't Scam Yourself By Ignoring a Legitimate Demand

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green &Mutala LLP Scams based on social engineering are commonplace in both the corporate and personal world. They are also becoming increasingly sophisticated and difficult to spot. These types of scams are typically carried out over email—although they...

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