Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Professional Services
By the Editors

Growing up in Lavington, a small community near Vernon in the North Okanagan, Lana Kirk was good at math and science, so she expected to study science in university. But when she headed to SFU on a $20,000 entrance scholarship...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Public Service
By the Editors

It was the early 1980s, and Brenda Leong was conflicted. A couple of years after graduating with a business degree from the University of Alberta, the native Calgarian had a job as a customer service representative at Bank of Nova...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Banking
By the Editors

Kathy Butler has worked in investment banking at CIBC for 22 years. That’s highly unusual, she notes, explaining that she stays for the reasons that attracted her in the first place. After an investment banking presentation at U of T’s...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women: Corporate & Entrepreneurship
By the Editors

Natalie Cartwright, who has two master’s degrees and has lived in eight countries, comes from a family that prizes education. Although she’s never owned a car, her parents have given her pair of jumper cables as a graduation gift, she...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Trailblazers
By the Editors

Anne Giardini’s foray into the world of economics is of another time. In 1977, as a first-year student at the University of Ottawa in her hometown, she took the subject on the advice of the woman at the admissions desk.

Mar 5, 2019
How AI Unlocks the Value in Data

BCBusiness + Deloitte Businesses and retailers are missing out on enormous growth potential and may not even realize it. Although Artifical Intelligence (AI) is familiar, it doesn’t seem to be the go-to solution in business. As such, companies are losing out on extending...

Feb 27, 2019
Invested in Women

BCBusiness + BMO Bank of Montreal Not every organization recognizes the power of women and then follows through with a commitment to understand the unique needs of women investors and women business owners. Supporting causes important to women, developing tools and resources...

Feb 25, 2019
The biggest contributors to RRSPs in B.C.: Mustel Poll
Felicity Stone

In January on behalf of BCBusiness, Mustel Group asked 300 B.C. residents: “Do you currently invest in a registered retirement savings plan or RRSP?” Just over half of female respondents (57.8 percent) replied yes, compared to three-quarters of men (75.5 percent). Despite the wage gap between sexes, principal Evi Mustel...

Feb 25, 2019
The Life Cycle of Your Business Dictates the Ideal Time to Sell

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. Understanding the life cycle of a business, including its, growth, peak, flattening out, and decline periods that comprise such a cycle is important because you want to sell when you’re still on the way up and not at the peak

Feb 19, 2019
Opinion: B.C.'s small businesses losing confidence in provincial economy
Jeff Guignard

For the past several years, the Coalition of BC Businesses has been following business trends presented by the BC Chamber of Commerce in annual Collective Perspective survey. This year's findings show that the province’s small and medium-sized businesses feel left behind by current government policies, and that it’s more difficult and expensive to do business in B.C. today than it was last year.

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