Mar 27, 2020
Calling all tech startups: There’s still time to enter the New Ventures BC Competition

The business world may be in rough shape, but B.C. startups in need of funding can take heart that a long-running provincial contest remains very much alive. The New Ventures BC Competition for early-stage tech companies, marking its 20th anniversary, is...

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Mar 27, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Electric Bicycle Brewing cleans up nicely
Nathan Caddell

You can’t have a beer in Electric Bicycle Brewing’s colourful tasting room right now, but the brewery hasn’t shuttered operations. Besides opening an online store where customers can grab hazy pale ales and IPAs, the East Vancouver outfit has pivoted...

Mar 27, 2020
Announcing the winners of the BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards
By the Editors

Everyone knows that B.C. is home to some exceptional female business talent. Our new Women of the Year Awards aim to recognize the very best. The finalists for the inaugural competition, who hail from organizations large and small across the province...

Mar 26, 2020
6 local businesses offering services for free during COVID-19
Alyssa Hirose

Everyone is feeling the crush of COVID-19, and now’s the time to share resources, information and support. These local businesses are offering their services for free during the pandemic—so your route planning, accounting and dog diagnosing are a little bit...

Mar 26, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Welk’s General Store goes to Google
Nathan Caddell

Welk’s General Store sells food, sure, but it would be something of a stretch to call the most interesting retailer on Vancouver’s Main Street an “essential business.” Cricket bars and kombucha aren’t exactly necessary for survival. For many in the...

Mar 26, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Talk Shop Media co-founder Sara Padidar
By the Editors

After graduating from UBC, Sara Padidar started out in the magazine industry before (wisely) exiting to launch her own public relations company and co-found Talk Shop in 2011. Padidar, who has worked with clients like Ford Motor Co., Starbucks Corp. and Toyota...

Mar 25, 2020
A risk management guide for your business during COVID-19
Nick Rockel

As everyone keeps saying, there’s no playbook for the COVID-19 crisis. But you can take steps to manage the financial and other risks to your business—and even seize new opportunities. For some advice, we turned to two partners with PwC...

Mar 24, 2020
Yes, COVID-19 is an economic crisis. But more important, it’s a public health emergency
Nick Rockel

“I’ve never been in the business of forecasting, but now even less so,” says Iglika Ivanova when asked about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are going to see a lot of disruption,” adds the Vancouver-based senior economist and public interest researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy...

Mar 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Maple Organics founder Rosy Atwal
By the Editors

A graduate of Western’s Ivy Business School, Rosy Atwal worked as a brand manager for companies like Nature’s Path Foods and Sleeman Breweries before she founded wellness outfit Maple Organics in 2016. The Surrey-based business, which dubs itself Canada’s “first organic pharmaceutical...

Mar 23, 2020
Your voice as a business leader has never been more important: The dos and don’ts of leadership communications in the time of COVID-19
Caroline Carter

We’ve all received them: the steady stream of brand emails responding to COVID-19. While some offer valuable information, the pile-up of bland, repetitive messaging amounts to inbox hell for lots of us. Even the occasional “Letter from the CEO” can...

Mar 20, 2020
COVID-19 crisis communication for small businesses: advice from a PR pro
Alyssa Hirose

There’s rarely any downtime in the world of public relations, but the COVID-19 pandemic is kicking crisis communications into overdrive for small businesses across the country. On Monday, March 16, Vancouver-headquartered Reformation made a big move: on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and...

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