Marketing & Media

Jul 7, 2020
After Very Good Butchers’ success, what other FrontFundr companies might pull a public move?
Nathan Caddell

If developing a genuinely good vegan burger wasn’t groundbreaking enough, Victoria-based Very Good Butchers achieved another first last month, when it became the first company listed on equity crowdfunding platform FrontFundr to go public. Very Good hit the Canadian Stock Exchange (under the...

Jul 2, 2020
After Hours: Three things to do in summer 2020
By the Editors

Internationally acclaimed Vancouver comedy troupe The Sunday Service hasn’t cancelled a show in 15 years, and even a pandemic can’t stop this chuckle train. Improvisers Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read and Taz VanRassel, along with musical director...

Jun 26, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The NHL, going public and changing B.C.’s name
Nathan Caddell

Hey, we stopped doing this in, like, mid-March. Anything happen since then? Now that it feels like the world is ready to be judged once more, a quick reminder of how things go down here. Much of this will be tongue-in-cheek. Some...

Jun 16, 2020
Mark Pannes out as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO after five months
Nathan Caddell

Mark Pannes’ introductory press conference as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO last winter was…different, to say the least. The former AS Roma executive started things off by revealing that season ticket renewal numbers were down. It was a refreshing moment in the often...

May 27, 2020
Opinion: What if the Earth stopped spinning?
Ben Baker

Titles won’t get us through this crisis; however, people with insight, creativity, the ability to develop trust and the courage to move forward will. People around us right now are starving for leadership. They’re unsure of where they are, let alone what the future holds. They need reassurance and guidance to help them stop grabbing their knees and rocking back and forth, so they can get up and walk toward the unknown with confidence...

May 8, 2020
Opinion: 5 tips for better communications during the next phase of COVID-19
Kylie McMullan and Julia Smith

COVID-19 has created many new challenges for companies, and communications are no exception. Among the questions that businesses have grappled with: what to communicate, when to say it, with what tone and how often? The next phase of the pandemic, with governments at home and abroad looking to start reopening the economy, will also bring its own set of challenges.

Apr 30, 2020
A message from the editor-in-chief
Nick Rockel

On behalf of the BCBusiness team, I hope that you, your family and your business are staying well during this uncertain time. You might be expecting to see the May issue of BCBusiness arrive in the mail or at the newsstand, so I wanted to give you an update on the...

Apr 27, 2020
Every picture tells a story: The Dog Cover
Cathy Mullaly

You know what they say about photographing kids and dogs...don’t. But they also say that the things you work the hardest for you appreciate the most—and that’s the case with the July 2010 cover, which I always call “the Dog Cover.” The...

Apr 24, 2020
Pot Shots: The legal cannabis market hasn’t lived up to investors’ high hopes. Will that change?
Guy Saddy

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. For the national costume segment of the 2019 Miss Universe competition, Alyssa Boston, our very own Miss Universe Canada, came out wearing a smoking ensemble—literally.

Apr 20, 2020
Opinion: Trust has never been so hard to gain. Here’s how your business can earn it
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, Richmond-based employee engagement and internal brand communications expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. The 20th annual Edelman Trust Barometer is out, and the...

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