May 30, 2018
Navigating the New Taxation Landscape Requires a Deft Touch

BCBusiness + Cindy David Financial Group Ltd. The release of the 2018 budget in February saw the federal government introduce amended rules on how passive investment income for Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) would be taxed. And while they are an improvement over...

May 29, 2018
It's Never Too Early to Start Succession Planning

BCBusiness + Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP Consult a professional to discover the best option for your business Due to a smaller management structure and fewer staff, small business owners are even more focused than heads of large corporations in maintaining success. Unfortunately, this often leaves less time and fewer resources to plan in advance for succession, whether their ultimate goal is to pass...

May 25, 2018
Watercooler: Too bad to fail
Steve Burgess

Failure. People are always saying bad things about it. But it has its upside. These days it’s all Canucks fans have to cheer about. Since making the playoffs stopped being a thing around here, the only option left was to...

May 23, 2018
Important Questions to Ask When You Want to Sell Your Business

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. For Pino Bacinello, president of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd., knowing where to start when deciding to sell one’s business requires asking self-directed questions — and ideally, asking those questions years before the...

May 18, 2018
An Advisor Can Best Lead You Through Tax Reforms

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP While the tax reforms imposed by the provincial and federal governments in their latest budgets stunned many in the business community, they didn’t surprise Craig Prenter, CPA, CA, partner at Manning Elliott LLP. “Unfortunately they aren’t without...

May 14, 2018
Opinion: Organizations that splash the cash on young entrepreneurs
Darian Kovacs

It’s no big secret that younger generations are choosing to chase the dream of opening their own enterprise over the cozy corner office that their predecessors once coveted. Whether it be a side hustle, a startup or a sole proprietorship...

May 3, 2018
Legal Experts Mindful of Risks as Fintech Evolves and Grows

BCBusiness + Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP One of the more revolutionary advances in the financial sector in the wake of the global recession is what those with a love for jargon call fintech: a term once used to describe financial technology...

May 2, 2018
Viewing Fintech Sector Patents Through a Different Lens

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP The rise of the financial-technology sector has triggered interest in patents for related technologies. While it’s clear that most fintech innovations are implemented via software, less obvious is how feasible it is to get...

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...

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