Finance

Dec 22, 2021
Pacific Trader: Bargain-priced BBTV could be an opportunity to swing for the fences
Michael McCullough

The stock: If clicks were all dollars, BBTV Holdings (TSX:BBTV) would be a money-spinning behemoth like its competitors for screen time, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB). The Vancouver-based firm counted more than 600 million unique visitors consuming in excess...

Dec 9, 2021
Q&A: Trulioo CEO Steve Munford weighs in on digital identity fraud and the future of online trust
Nick Rockel

More than most people, Steve Munford knows how costly a case of mistaken identity can be for businesses. Cybersecurity veteran Munford took over as CEO of Trulioo, the leading online identity verification provider, at the start of the pandemic. The...

Dec 8, 2021
Pacific Trader: Rogers Sugar thrives on our sweet addiction
Michael McCullough

The stock: The visions of sugarplums dancing in your head at this time of year serve as a reminder that Rogers Sugar (TSX:RSI), at 131 years of age one of B.C.’s oldest companies, probably still has many good years ahead...

Dec 2, 2021
Who Wants Grant Funding?
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Pocketed There’s a new kid on the grant funding block and small businesses from all sectors are signing up. Pocketed, a BC-based grant matching platform, was founded in the thick of COVID-19, and has since facilitated $1.5 million in funding...

Nov 26, 2021
New Health Impact Investor Challenge dangles $100,000 prize for Canadian entrepreneurs
By the Editors

For one innovative Canadian company, helping people improve their health will soon yield a healthy investment. Spring Activator, a Vancouver-headquartered business incubator, accelerator and advisory firm, just launched the first Health Impact Investor Challenge. Running from March through May 2022, this program...

Nov 24, 2021
Pacific Trader: Interfor bets lumber prices are just taking a breather
Michael McCullough

The stock: It’s been an up-and-down year for lumber prices, and even more for the stock of B.C.’s No. 3 producer, Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP). Last spring’s wood spike, fuelled by North Americans’ pandemic preoccupation with domestic upgrades, has given way to a more balanced, if volatile, supply-demand dynamic. Interfor evidently...

Nov 10, 2021
Pacific Trader: No longer the star of the class, Thinkific’s still making the grade
Michael McCullough

Thinkific Labs has lost close to a third of its value since its debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange at $13 in April. But the Vancouver company is still getting good grades on the operational side, executing its strategy and boosting revenues 65 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Nov 9, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
By BCBusiness

Unprecedented times goes without saying. (Also, we never want to hear the word "pivot" again.) Despite the challenges of 2021, B.C. has no shortage of companies that are growing and growing—here are the Top 100 largest businesses in the province...

Nov 3, 2021
Carooga: Car buying at its best. Online.
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + Carooga Financing is right up there on the no-fun list along with pushy salespeople, confusing bank terms and wild-goose chasing for the perfect vehicle. Typically the most draining, confusing, and time consuming aspect of purchasing a car is financing it. Finally, this has taken a turn for the better...

Nov 1, 2021
Veteran venture capitalist Wal van Lierop shares his advice on building a tech startup and pitching investors
Mohammed Hussain

With Vancouver recognized as a North American hotbed for tech talent, the region is home to plenty of people capable of making big moves in that sector. However, one barrier that prospective founders can face is raising enough funds to...

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