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Oct 25, 2017
Outsourcing HR Can Optimize Costs, Improve Performance

BCBusiness + Ayming Christy Grant, senior consultant, HR performance, for Ayming (the leading international business performance consulting group), was recently asked to discuss human resources issues—including outsourcing benefits—with BCBusiness Magazine. Here is the conversation. What impact do you think HR has on the rest of the organization? Properly managing your human capital directly affects...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Financial Services
Dee Hon

Hamed Shahbazi spent 20 years building the Vancouver-based fintech startup he founded, Tio Networks, but officially went from entrepreneur to corporate employee this past summer. Silicon Valley giant PayPal Holdings Inc. bought his bill-payment-processing company for $302 million in July.

Sep 26, 2017
Poll: Should B.C.'s minimum wage be increased?

During the provincial election campaign in May, the NDP promised to phase in a minimum wage of $15 an hour for general workers. In July, to find out what B.C. residents think about that, Mustel Group asked 300 of them:...

Sep 19, 2017
Numerology: The dirt on money laundering
Melissa Edwards

That’s how many Canadian businesses are subject to reporting requirements under federal laws against money laundering. They include banks, accounting firms and the fast-growing fintech industry, the main focus of companies in the emerging regulation technology sector—like Vancouver’s Trulioo, whose identity verification systems help businesses prove they aren’t helping hide...

Sep 12, 2017
What You Need to Know About Estate Planning

BCBusiness + McQuarrie Hunter LLP It’s not uncommon for people to try to avoid the perceived expenses associated with retaining lawyers, at least with regards to estate planning; but taking matters into one’s own hands by establishing joint property ownership can ultimately be costly, as...

Sep 8, 2017
With help from real estate, British Columbians still Canada's wealthiest
By BCBusiness

Here’s a comforting thought to take you into the fall: Canadians are wealthier than ever. That good news comes from BCBusiness research partner Environics Analytics, based on findings from the newest release of the marketing and analytical services firm’s WealthScapes...

Aug 22, 2017
The Top 100 2017: Top 10 Financial Services companies

Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2016: 5,472,000 2015: 5,462,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2016: 2,750,000 e 2015: 2,603,854 e Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2016: 2,079,000 2015: 2,037,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2016: 1,436,911 2015: 1,348,464 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2016: 787,805 2015: 880,763 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2016: 463,476 2015: 444,636 Revenue by...

Jul 31, 2017
Should governments subsidize businesses?
Steve Burgess

The year 1972 was big for the political left in Canada. In B.C., Dave Barrett led the provincial New Democratic Party to a stunning victory over W.A.C. Bennett and the Social Credit Party. And in the federal election campaign of...

Jul 27, 2017
The truth about unicorns
By BCBusiness

Once upon a time, unicorns (companies valued at more than $1 billion) were thought to be rare, but by early 2017, there were more than 200 worldwide, with 113 based in the U.S. Now research by Will Gornall of UBC’s...

Jul 21, 2017
FedEx Still Reeling After Ransomware Attack

Global shipping giant FedEx has been scrambling to restore its online databases after a June Petya ransomware attack wreaked havoc on the company's computer systems and crippled shipments from their European TNT Express subsidiary. This was the latest in a recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks that experts predict will cost...

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