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Marcie Good

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Oct 24, 2017
A conversation with angel investor Thealzel Lee

When Thealzel Lee sizes up young companies, she looks for patterns, so her scientific training—a B.Sc. in microbiology from the University of Alberta—comes in handy. Lee is co-manager of Vantec Angel Network Inc., which vets entrepreneurs looking for cash and...

Sep 25, 2017
How 4 small B.C. businesses cracked the export market

Want to break into the export game? Already taken your business global? As NAFTA talks heat up, got a Plan B for tapping markets beyond the U.S.? Powered by the BC Chamber of Commerce and its provincewide network, our handy guide...

Sep 18, 2017
A conversation with Codename Entertainment's Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan expected to be debt-ridden and unemployable when he graduated from UVic with a fine arts degree, specializing in painting, in 1993. Instead, he co-founded an enterprise software company, PureEdge Solutions Inc., which sold to IBM Corp. 12 years...

Sep 15, 2017
Coal snap: Tumbler Ridge residents have reason to hope

Dean Turner noticed that more people were buying bedding plants this spring at his Ace Hardware store in Tumbler Ridge. With more than 100 departments, including lumber, major appliances, toys, pet supplies, health and beauty, and ammunition, the shop is...

Sep 5, 2017
Top 100 2017: Aritzia rides out stormy retail year with style

The past year was tumultuous in the world of retail. The first quarter of 2017 saw record bankruptcies in the U.S., and in B.C. companies such as Vancouver startup Shoes.com folded and technical clothier Kit and Ace closed down all...

Aug 3, 2017
Matrix: How Vancouver rates as a startup city

Vancouver has some glowingly successful startup stories, including Slack, the fastest-growing business software of all time, Broadband.tv, the world’s third-largest video streaming site, and Hootsuite Media Inc., maker of the most widely used social media management platform. Among those Douglas...

Aug 1, 2017
Office Space: Vancouver's Bench Accounting gets comfy at work

The Danish word “hygge,” defined by the Oxford Dictionaries as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,” made that institution’s Word of the Year shortlist in 2016. It inspired a small library...

Jul 21, 2017
A conversation with SFU director of entrepreneurship Sarah Lubik

As an undergrad business student at SFU in 2006, Sarah Lubik landed a co-op job in which she interviewed founders of new technology companies in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. on the challenges they faced as they tried to take their products to market. Since then she has tackled...

Jul 5, 2017
What is the cost of B.C.'s gender disparity?

Advancing gender equality could add $20 billion to British Columbia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2026, according to a new report by McKinsey Global Institute. The research, which looked at the economic impact of advancing women’s equality across Canada, found...

Jun 27, 2017
Have laptop, will travel: how one B.C. company encourages staff to work from anywhere

One morning in early March, Igor Trninic was setting up interviews for a position in his fast-growing startup, Breakthrough Academy. A key benefit to joining the company, he told applicants, is the ability to work from anywhere. Case in point:...

Jun 20, 2017
Voter's remorse? Not much, say British Columbians

Given the uncertainty of the current B.C. government (who is the premier, anyway?), you might expect voters in this province to be eager to head back to the ballot box. That’s not the case, according to a new poll by...

Jun 6, 2017
Travel and retail experiences to check out in June

This summer, Mountain Equipment Co-op is launching B.C. backcountry mountain bike trips. Guided by a professional rider, the tours span seven days and include accommodation, most meals, shuttles and transfers. Trips are limited to six riders and vary from intermediate...

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