Finance

Apr 20, 2018
Watercooler: Price-fixing isn't what it used to be
Steve Burgess

Earlier this year, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. offered customers $25 gift cards as recompense for the grocery retailer’s part in a price-fixing scandal. The product involved was bread. This is not corny slang referring to the thing at the heart of...

Apr 4, 2018
Q&A: Why sustainable finance matters—and how you can get up to speed
Nick Rockel

Increasingly, companies of all sizes are making environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations part of how they do business. Banks such as HSBC Holdings PLC have joined the movement by embracing sustainable finance, which focuses on combating climate change. For HSBC and...

Apr 3, 2018
The Process of Selling Begins Now
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. At some point, a person who has launched a business will eventually be motivated to sell it, whether the circumstances are voluntary or involuntary. Ideally, an exit plan will have been established that is not only beneficial to that person, but also to...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Lisa Shields
Felicity Stone

In 2015, EY named Lisa Shields Entrepreneur of the Year winner in its innovative technology and financial services category for her Hyperwallet Systems Inc. The same year, Shields stepped away (she is still a board member and shareholder) to launch...

Mar 16, 2018
Numerology: Weighing the cost of spring break
Melissa Edwards

That’s how much the average British Columbian in a 2017 Ipsos poll said they expected to lay out for their family over March break—the highest spend in the country, more than 50 percent above the national average. But the big...

Mar 13, 2018
New in-depth website the ultimate resource for business owners
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Up until now, a person involved in a business dispute had to retain a lawyer to get an understanding of his/her rights and obligations and possible actions. There was no online repository that could...

Mar 13, 2018
Matrix: Vancouver's money makeover
Nathan Caddell and Scott Neufeld

Call it Western financial alienation. With Canada’s big banks and traditional finance players headquartered in Toronto, perhaps it’s no surprise that B.C. is home to many of the country’s most promising and disruptive fintech companies. Backed by some sizeable investments...

Mar 9, 2018
Poll: Small business tax changes
By BCBusiness

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is proposing changes to small business taxation, including limiting the ability of a business owner to pay less tax through so-called income sprinkling to family members; restricting the use of small business corporations for making passive investments such as buying and selling shares of other...

Mar 9, 2018
The next phase in the legalization of marijuana
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP The impending legalization of cannabis for recreational use is galvanizing entrepreneurs who envision its enormous retail potential. But bona fide medical research into the more than 150 components of the plant promises to have...

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.’...

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