Finance

Feb 20, 2020
A Bridge to Government Grants

Funding is one of the most essential considerations for a startup’s success, among a handful of other important factors, including market timing and a fine-tuned idea. But no matter how great the business idea, entrepreneurial dreams can be dashed if you fail to secure the financial backing necessary to launch...

Jan 16, 2020
Benefits Evolved

BCBusiness + Ascension Benefits Group benefits can be the deal-sealer in hiring and retaining top talent. That means the way benefits are delivered has got to reflect employee needs, and the truth is, group benefits have remained relatively static over the last five or six decades. All the while, societal needs...

Jan 9, 2020
10 views on 2020: Experts analyze the year ahead for B.C.
Nick Rockel

Forestry is struggling, tech is booming, and companies of all sizes can’t find enough good people. As B.C. rings in the new year, those are just a few of the factors that will affect businesses across the province during an...

Dec 6, 2019
Five Things Investors Need

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Sound investment discipline is an extremely effective way to build wealth, but life’s complexities can distract us from our intended investment policy and strategy. Therein lies the rub—what is keeping you from better investment results? It likely...

Dec 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Cause We Care founder Andrea Thomas Hill
By the Editors

Andrea Thomas Hill, who moved from Toronto to Vancouver in 1999, sat on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC Chapter, for several years before shifting her attention to the city’s single mothers and children living in poverty. The mother of two, who founded the Cause We Care Foundation in...

Oct 24, 2019
For Succession Planning, Call a Specialist

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Family-owned and -run businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and James Pelmore, Partner with Foundation Wealth Partners, points out that 78 percent of them don’t have a succession plan. “As a result, a company will...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

Oct 4, 2019
Young Guns: Jeff McCann covers for small businesses with Apollo Insurance
Nathan Caddell

The second-youngest in a family with six children had graduated from SFU in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was well on his way to the courthouse. But McCann, a licensed insurance broker, took what he thought would be a temporary job in the field and fell...

Aug 14, 2019
Pot Shots: How to invest in cannabis stocks without getting burned
Guy Saddy

So…you want to invest in marijuana stocks? Well, step right up and get in line behind the thousands of other equally excitable lemmings. Is that rude? Sorry. In truth, I understand. You’ve seen the crazy returns. You’ve suppressed pangs of jealousy while watching your neighbour, whose financial plan once consisted of...

Aug 13, 2019
Opinion: Why some startups are starting to see venture capital as their worst enemy
Shafin Diamond Tejani

DoorDash, the food-delivery service, has yet to earn a profit, but that hasn’t stopped investors from trucking cash to its porch. The firm held a US$600-million financing round this May, more than tripling its value from last August, to US$12.6 billion. This may sound like a dream scenario for startup founders—endless...

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