Finance

Apr 20, 2022
Community Savings Credit Union launches an account for cannabis cultivators on 4/20
Rushmila Rahman

Given that cannabis is legal in Canada now, you’d think the industry would be riding high on its success. But nearly four years since pot went legit, with financial services still all but denied to growers, it’s just another case of...

Apr 13, 2022
Pacific Trader: Hardwoods Distribution offers growth on the cheap
Michael McCullough

The stock: Inflation can be a fickle companion. A year ago, investors had fallen hot and heavy for the building supply sector, whose profits were spiking thanks to a pandemic-driven passion for home improvement. In retrospect, that was a warning...

Apr 12, 2022
Personal sovereignty, finance, and the way forward: VRIC May 17 & 18
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Vancouver Resource Investment Conference If you’re a savvy investor with a diverse portfolio and a keen eye for macroeconomics, you’ll want a seat at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference May 17 & 18, 2022. Maybe your crypto investments are healthy and now you’re hungry to learn about traditional opportunities. Or...

Mar 30, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can Wall Financial build its way back?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Its properties literally have a high profile in the Vancouver skyline, but Wall Financial Corp. (TSX:WFC) is a public company that behaves like a private one in many respects. It publishes the bare minimum of disclosure on its corporate website. Ukraine-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Wall, who co-founded...

Mar 16, 2022
Pacific Trader: A clean, green way to profit from the oil and gas gouge
Michael McCullough

The stock: Investors who have already decarbonized their portfolios find themselves standing uncomfortably on the sidelines as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drives shares of oil and gas companies to levels not seen since 2014. But wait, there’s a way to...

Mar 14, 2022
Does your B.C. tech startup have what it takes to win? This contest offers $250,000 in cash and prizes
Rushmila Rahman

As the saying goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If your tech startup needs financing and other support to get to the next level, don’t miss the fast-approaching deadline for the 2022 edition of the New Ventures BC Competition. Here’s how the annual contest...

Mar 11, 2022
B.C. investment picture looks brighter, but clouds loom: report
By the Editors

With the dark days of 2020 well behind us, B.C.’s investment climate keeps getting warmer. The latest edition of BC Check-Up: Invest, an annual report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), delivers that good news. The report, which...

Mar 10, 2022
Watch out, crypto investors: Canadian report finds fake virtual money to be the riskiest scam
Alyssa Hirose

Investing in crypto? That virtual money you’re hoarding might not be, well, real. Cryptocurrency fraud tops the 2021 list of riskiest scams in the country, according to the Better Business Bureau of Canada. Before last year, advanced fee loans was No.

Mar 3, 2022
Attention B.C. tech startups: Apply for this pre-accelerator program by March 16
Rushmila Rahman

There are many reasons to start a business, including the promise of big opportunities in the tech sector. But identifying a problem and coming up with a solution isn’t enough for new entrepreneurs, who often find the journey to commercial...

Mar 3, 2022
B.C. ties in nationwide ranking of publicly traded startups
Rushmila Rahman

In a new national ranking of publicly traded startups, B.C. is no slouch. The TSX Venture Exchange just announced the 2022 TSX Venture 50, which highlights its top-performing companies for 2021. B.C.-based businesses account for 15 names on the list, which covers five sectors:...

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