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Apr 25, 2018
Understanding the Complexities of a Proven Business Evaluation

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. How is the price and value of a business for sale determined? There are varying methods used depending on the appraiser — with those of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. being among the most...

Apr 20, 2018
China’s Belt and Road plan includes a rival to GPS
Nick Rockel

It may not be the catchiest name to Western ears, but you’ll be hearing plenty about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the years ahead. With this US$1-trillion international infrastructure program, Beijing aims to extend its influence throughout Asia...

Apr 20, 2018
Watercooler: Price-fixing isn't what it used to be
Steve Burgess

Earlier this year, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. offered customers $25 gift cards as recompense for the grocery retailer’s part in a price-fixing scandal. The product involved was bread. This is not corny slang referring to the thing at the heart of...

Apr 4, 2018
Q&A: Why sustainable finance matters—and how you can get up to speed
Nick Rockel

Increasingly, companies of all sizes are making environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations part of how they do business. Banks such as HSBC Holdings PLC have joined the movement by embracing sustainable finance, which focuses on combating climate change. For HSBC and...

Apr 3, 2018
The Process of Selling Begins Now
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. At some point, a person who has launched a business will eventually be motivated to sell it, whether the circumstances are voluntary or involuntary. Ideally, an exit plan will have been established that is not only beneficial to that person, but also to...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Lisa Shields
Felicity Stone

In 2015, EY named Lisa Shields Entrepreneur of the Year winner in its innovative technology and financial services category for her Hyperwallet Systems Inc. The same year, Shields stepped away (she is still a board member and shareholder) to launch...

Mar 16, 2018
Numerology: Weighing the cost of spring break
Melissa Edwards

That’s how much the average British Columbian in a 2017 Ipsos poll said they expected to lay out for their family over March break—the highest spend in the country, more than 50 percent above the national average. But the big...

Mar 13, 2018
New in-depth website the ultimate resource for business owners
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Up until now, a person involved in a business dispute had to retain a lawyer to get an understanding of his/her rights and obligations and possible actions. There was no online repository that could...

Mar 13, 2018
Matrix: Vancouver's money makeover
Nathan Caddell and Scott Neufeld

Call it Western financial alienation. With Canada’s big banks and traditional finance players headquartered in Toronto, perhaps it’s no surprise that B.C. is home to many of the country’s most promising and disruptive fintech companies. Backed by some sizeable investments...

Mar 9, 2018
Poll: Small business tax changes
By BCBusiness

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is proposing changes to small business taxation, including limiting the ability of a business owner to pay less tax through so-called income sprinkling to family members; restricting the use of small business corporations for making passive investments such as buying and selling shares of other...

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