Aug 20, 2018
Updates to Wills and Estates Act Helps to Simplify the Process

BCBusiness + SHK Law Corporation Given the long process of legal disputes, the impact of the Wills Estates and Succession Act (WESA), which was put into place in 2014, is only now beginning to be fully understood—and proving to be of significant...

Aug 9, 2018
Cannabis deals give Canadian, B.C. M&A activity a big boost
Nick Rockel

With help from homegrown cannabis deals, Canadian merger and acquisition (M&A) activity remains healthy in an uncertain world. That’s one key takeaway from PwC Canada’s 2018 mid-year review and outlook report, which tracks M&A deal volume and value...

Jul 17, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: A new era for B.C.'s banks
Felicity Stone

A decade ago, the global financial crisis pushed central banks to slash interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy. In Canada, the key rate dropped to a record low of 0.25 percent in early 2009, rising slightly the following year. Then in 2017 the Bank of Canada (BoC)...

Jul 13, 2018
Due Diligence Is Essential as Property Assessments Fluctuate

BCBusiness + Martello Property Services As commercial property valuations climb, small business tenants may face an increased property tax bill that has been passed on by their landlord. They have the option of either relocating or struggling to afford rent in the...

Jul 12, 2018
It's Wise to Invest in Your Company's Biggest Asset: Your Employees

BCBusiness + Montridge Advisory Group Ltd. As demand for qualified talent increases, an increasing number of businesses become trapped in a recruiting rivalry to attract the best and brightest professionals. In order to stand out and make your company more attractive to...

Jul 9, 2018
The Do's and Don'ts of Selling Your Business

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. Selling your business is likely the most significant transaction you will ever undertake, and Pino Bacinello, president of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. (PMABB), says proper preparation today is more important than ever. That’s...

Jul 5, 2018
How to Sell Your Business for the Best Value

BCBusiness + Cindy David Financial Group Ltd. It has often been said that the most important transaction business owners will ever make is when they decide to exit their business. BCBusiness recently discussed the topic with two experts in the field: Kellie...

Jul 4, 2018
A Litigation Consultant Will Navigate the Risks

BCBusiness + McQuarrie Hunter LLP Doug Conolly recognizes that corporations generally only consult lawyers after something has gone wrong or where conflict is imminent. Conolly, partner and head of the Commercial Litigation Group for McQuarrie, says a proactive approach, similar to regular maintenance...

Jun 22, 2018
Go out on top: The BCBusiness guide to retirement and succession planning
Frances Bula

Will Cadell isn’t the kind of person who was born thinking he would start a business of his own. But when Cadell was 32, he gave up paid employment doing mapping for the forest industry to become a freelancer providing...

Jun 18, 2018
Checking the Pulse of the Market

BCBusiness + Mackie Research Capital Corporation It’s no secret that young talent is an indispensable element of the business sector, not just for the energy these individuals exhibit, but also their propensity to take advantage of opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked...

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