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Jul 12, 2017
The Emergence of Row Homes: What You Need to Know

BCBusiness + McQuarrie Row homes are an attractive option for savvy homeowners looking for value and avoiding a strata As a real estate and land-development lawyer, Greg van Popta has noticed developers favouring row homes over townhomes. Row homes are essentially townhomes...

Jul 11, 2017
The Three Cs of Success

BCBusiness + Grant Thornton LLP As a company owner, how do you choose one professional accounting firm over another? Does size matter? How about reputation? Or perhaps it’s how well the organization treats its employees and clients and whether they engage with...

Jul 10, 2017
5 ways to plan for retirement

BCBusiness + Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd. Retirement planning can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Cindy David, who is one of the top estate planners in the country, suggests a comprehensive range of services that include financial planning, tax, and investment-advisory services to prepare your retirement plan. David, who incorporated under Cindy David Financial...

Jul 10, 2017
FOCUS Selling Systems

The reason for FOCUS Selling Systems’ (FSS) proliferation in a wide variety of businesses is simple: Sales can be difficult. In fact, sales can be the most elusive component of any organization’s success formula—and in today’s competitive environment, sustaining growth and profit is tougher than ever. This is especially true for...

Jul 9, 2017
You sold your business! Now what?

BCBusiness + Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd. It’s one thing to trust thousands of dollars to a friendly investment adviser at the bank. It’s quite another to hand over millions. That’s the worry for many family-business owners after selling their life’s...

Jul 4, 2017
All in the Family: A Guide to Real Estate Transition Planning

BCBusiness + Martello Group Building a strong portfolio of commercial real estate holdings can take years of diligence and careful judgment, but many investors fail to consider what will come of these assets beyond their lifetimes. According to Wayne Smithies and his son, Warren, of Vancouver-based Martello Property Services, there are...

Jun 27, 2017
Money on the Table

BCBusiness + Ayming Many companies rely on bank loans, tax credits and private investment dollars to fund their growth and development. But these aren’t the only options available to you—the government is offering substantial funding in the form of grants. BCBusiness caught up with Laslo Cesar, director of finance & innovation...

Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports
Nick Rockel

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

Jun 16, 2017
How the real estate boom has left British Columbians feeling richer and poorer than they really are
Frances Bula

Rachel Harriman and her husband have seven times their annual household income—which is in the healthy $100,000-plus bracket—socked away, thanks to the sale of a condo several years ago along with savings from their earnings. Justin Jacobsen, who makes a...

May 24, 2017
When B.C. small businesses turn to Kickstarter, who wins?
Marcie Good

In June 2014, Colin Pickell, a coffee shop manager in Ladysmith, set out to raise $7,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter Canada. He wanted to publish his children’s book, called Who Will Tuck Me Into Bed?, and he needed money to...

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