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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...

Mar 25, 2019
Protecting the Design That Sets Your Product Apart

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP In today’s competitive and fast developing economy, companies large and small are fundamentally aware of the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property (IP), such as patents, trademarks, copyright, know-how and trade secrets. Equally important, but often not as well known by Canadian companies, is industrial design...

Mar 20, 2019
Winners and losers in the 2019 federal budget
Nathan Caddell

Yesterday (March 19), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government announced yet another annual budget. Your feelings about what actually happened will probably hinge on where your political affiliations lie. Some facts that are undeniable: It was the fourth budget introduced by the team, the last before the 2019 federal election. OK...

Mar 19, 2019
CPA Skills Support Tech Success

BCBusiness + Chartered Professional Accountants From Matthew Anderson’s perspective, the progression from becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant to becoming the co-founder of a robotics company is entirely logical. “Working as a CPA gave me enormous insight into how businesses work and how...

Mar 18, 2019
How to make business work for women: panel
Felicity Stone

This month, BCBusiness published its fifth annual feature on B.C.’s Most Influential Women, with a focus on 96 finance leaders. For the first time, we also held a public event to recognize the women in person. On March 7, more...

Mar 15, 2019
Small Business Minister Mary Ng makes the case for female entrepreneurship
Nick Rockel

Mary Ng’s marching orders from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau come with plenty of actual legwork. The federal minister of small business and export promotion has been criss-crossing the country to boost the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a new $2-billion national program...

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