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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...

Apr 30, 2019
Investing in Employee Financial Health Provides Excellent Returns

BCBusiness + Montridge Advisory Group A recent State Street Global Advisors survey found that nearly 60 percent of employees are emotionally stressed and distracted by their financial situations, “to the point where worksite productivity is being compromised by absenteeism, decreasing engagement, and other...

Apr 29, 2019
Newmont-Goldcorp merger and other mega-deals help shore up Canada’s mining industry
Juan Rivera

Waters remain turbulent, but the country’s mining industry seems to be coming out of the storm. Although the sector took a hit on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year, recent mega-deals could help right the ship, according to PwC Canada’s latest Canadian Mine...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver-based Lendesk acquired by U.S. lending giant
Juan Rivera

The biggest mortgage lender in the U.S. is about to get a new Canadian addition to its family. This morning, Rock Holdings, parent company of lending giant Quicken Loans, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Lendesk, a Vancouver-based mortgage tech company that...

Apr 15, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Venture capitalist Brenda Irwin is betting on health care
Matt O'Grady

When Brenda Irwin was invited by a friend to a Vancouver pitch event in the summer of 2013, she had no intention of investing in anything. The native of Mount Elgin, Ontario, had only left her job with Business Development...

Apr 9, 2019
Exit plan: How to sell or transfer your business successfully
By the Editors

Private and family businesses represent nearly two-thirds of Canada’s GDP and employ more than 12 million Canadians, notes a new report from PwC Canada. The data was taken from research undertaken for the PwC Family Business Survey (2016), the PwC Next Gen Survey (2017) and the PwC Family Business Survey...

Apr 5, 2019
Does Vancouver need its own auditor general?
Anne Casselman

The City of Vancouver stands out for many reasons. Its temperate weather. Its staggering natural beauty. Its million-dollar house prices. But one unique quality is a head-scratcher: it’s the only large city in Canada without its own independent financial watchdog...

Apr 5, 2019
Telus named one of LinkedIn’s top 25 companies to work for in Canada
Juan Rivera

If its showing in a new ranking is any sign, people want to work for this B.C. business—and stay there. Vancouver-based Telus Corp. has made the top 25 in the Canadian edition of LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2019 list, placing 14th. Drawing on data from some...

Mar 27, 2019
Opinion: Climate action makes good business sense
Tamara Vrooman, Aaron Sutherland and Karen Tam Wu

For all businesses, climate change is a risk to the bottom line. Floods close workplaces and shipping routes, rising seas threaten coastal infrastructure, droughts inflict crop damage, heat stresses fish stocks, warmer winters pose a challenge to snow sports, and smoky...

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