Marketing & Media

Jul 17, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Nice time is over at the provincial legislature
Nathan Caddell

What does “getting back to normal” mean? Well, it means restaurants and bars, haircuts and professional sports. All things we’re seeing now, even if they are altered slightly (haircuts with masks) or dramatically (Major League Soccer—and soon the NHL—with no fans). But if...

Jul 8, 2020
Saje advice? The story behind the corporate takeover at one of B.C.’s best-known wellness brands
Nathan Caddell

One of Vancouver’s most successful business stories has come to an abrupt end. It all began in 1992, when Jean-Pierre and Kate Ross LeBlanc opened a small shop in North Vancouver dedicated to selling essential oils and skincare products. Since then, Saje...

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...

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