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Network with B.C.'s business leaders then hear Ian Telfer's inspirational story of how he went from 5 employees to $2.4 billion after the age of 50


Recenlty inducted in to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Ian will share with you how he never let adversity get in the way of his dreams



Feb 28, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: The Bosa Family Foundation creates community
Felicity Stone

“We gave in an ad hoc way for many, many years,” says Bosa Family Foundation director Sylvia Bosa, of the Robert Bosa development companies’ approach to donating to charity. “It’s really people pulling at your heartstrings, and it’s reactive,” she explains. “It’s business associates: ‘Oh, my son’s school’s doing this.’...

Feb 28, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: Rick Hansen motions the way
Felicity Stone

When Rick Hansen set off on his Man in Motion World Tour in March 1985, he planned to spend two or three years raising awareness about the potential of people with disabilities and then return to wheelchair marathoning at the Paralympic Games. Thirty-three years later, he is CEO of a...

Feb 27, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: Lotte Davis builds schools and careers in Africa
Felicity Stone

Originally from South Africa, Lotte Davis co-founded AG Hair, which manufactures professional hair care products, in 1989 with her husband, John Davis, in the basement of their North Vancouver home. “I always knew that I wanted to go back to Africa,” says Davis, who had immigrated to Toronto in 1960...

Feb 26, 2018
Opinion: 6 ways to futureproof your business from HSBC
Noel Quinn

Every year, leaders from across the globe gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world and plan for the future. But thinking about what’s coming next isn’t just the preserve of multinational CEOs. Every good business...

Feb 26, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: Your guide to starting a charity
Felicity Stone

Rick Hansen established a charity to carry on what he’d started with his Man in Motion World Tour to raise awareness about people with disabilities. For AG Hair co-founder Lotte Davis, a charitable organization was the most effective way to...

Feb 21, 2018
Winners and losers in B.C.’s budget announcement
Nathan Caddell

Last year’s provincial election was so close that no matter what the government decides to do, someone will be disappointed. So it is with the February 20 budget announcement by the governing NDP-Green coalition, which, depending on who you ask, is either...

Jan 31, 2018
Don't Get Audited over Charitable Donations

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP If one thing unites the estimated 85,000 registered charities in Canada, it’s that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rules governing their operation are complex. Even the most basic administrative functions such as issuing donation receipts have numerous stipulations, more than most managers could be expected to...

Jan 24, 2018
Vancouver to host first major Cryptoassets Conference at Canada Place

BCBusiness + 7 Gate Ventures Vancouver’s first major Cryptoassets Conference is expected to attract thousands of business owners and investors on February 13th at Canada Place, where top international industry players will provide crucial information on the present state and future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The event will feature over 25 speakers...

Jan 24, 2018
3 polls show Canadians are financially unprepared for old age
By the Editors

No fewer than three polls showing how poorly prepared Canadians are for old age were released on January 23. An online survey of 1,516 members of the Angus Reid Forum found that half (51 percent) do not have a will and only one-third...

Jan 22, 2018
Intuit hopes to persuade Canadian banks to open up their data
Nathan Caddell

Jeff Cates talks fast, but you’ll want to listen to what he has to say. The president of Toronto-headquartered Intuit Canada ULC (a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., based in California) has overseen a breakthrough in Canada’s financial sector since the company brought...

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