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Apr 15, 2015
Disaster-proof your business's social media: a Hootsuite/BCBusiness event

In 2012, McDonald's sponsored the Twitter hashtag #McDStories, hoping patrons would share positive experiences with the fast-food chain. Instead, tweeters told horror stories. The lesson: understand your social audience. To coincide with the launch of May's BCBusiness issue featuring a guide to social media, we have partnered with Hootsuite to host...

Apr 13, 2015
Poll: Should B.C. have a $15 minimum wage?

Poll: Should B.C. have a $15 minimum wage?

Apr 1, 2015
CEOs in Cars, Episode 19: Marquis Wine Cellar's John Clerides

Episode 19 features John Clerides, owner of Marquis Wine. Clerides and BCBusiness writer Steve Burgess hopped into the 2015 Land Rover Evoque from Land Rover Vancouver, and went for a ride to Queen Elizabeth Park.

Mar 5, 2015
See Arlene Dickinson and David Chilton live in Vancouver

Going to miss Arlene Dickinson and David Chilton on Dragons' Den? Why not see them in person instead? BCBusiness is hosting the ex-dragons at The Orpheum in Vancouver on May 19. Hear Chilton and Dickinson share their wisdom and success stories on finding smart investments through tough economic times and transforming...

Mar 2, 2015
POLL: Will a weaker dollar impact your travel plans?

Falling oil prices have resulted in a falling Canadian dollar, currently hovering around 80 cents U.S. That's bad news for Canadian travellers to the states, but our dollar still holds up quite well elsewhere. Whether your plan is to stay home or go somewhere other than America, we want to...

Jan 28, 2015
The 20 most loved brands in B.C. 2015

This year's list of B.C.'s most loved brands—our second annual ranking, done in partnership with market researchers Ipsos—is a mixture of the expected and the unexpected. On the expected front: the dominance of retailers and restaurateurs among the top 20—names like Save-on-Foods (this year’s No. 1) and London Drugs (last year’s...

Jan 28, 2015
The 20 most loved brands in B.C. 2015: our ranking

This year’s list of B.C.’s most loved brands—our second annual ranking, done in partnership with market researchers Ipsos—is a mixture of the expected and the unexpected. On the expected front: the dominance of retailers and restaurateurs among the top 20—names like Save-on-Foods and London Drugs, White Spot and A&W. These...

Jan 28, 2015
Infographic: A closer look at how B.C.ers view local brands

Michael Rodenburgh of Ipsos explains that the overall “attitudinal equity” for each brand–the overall score that was used to rank the top 20 brands–is measured independently of the brand attributes below. Still, these attributes help to explain why brands succeed. “The extent to which people identify with the brand, the...

Jan 26, 2015
How B.C.ers view the year ahead: an exclusive survey

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the dreaded sheep. Sheep are meek creatures, raised for slaughter—and babies born in the Year of the Sheep, goes the superstition, grow up to be followers rather than leaders. While we can’t speak to the prospects for 2015’s newborns, we...

Jan 24, 2015
Come home, come home, come home, says Christy Clark

Christy Clark wants you to come homeChristy Clark has a message British Columbians working on the flagging oil sands: come home. "Many of [them] will now be looking for work, so my call to them is to come home. Come home, come home to your province where you were born...

Jan 20, 2015
Who is B.C.'s best paid CEO?

CEO pay soarsB.C.'s most well compensated CEOs are richer than you (probably) think. Seven Vancouver-based CEOs ranked on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives annual roundup of Canada's 100 highest paid executives in 2014, and no surprise, four of the seven names from B.C. are in mining. Canada's top 100...

Jan 19, 2015
POLL: Where should you be able to buy booze in B.C.?

Starting in April, new B.C. liquor legislation will allow certain grocery stores to sell any type of liquor (they are required to be 10,000 square feet in size with 75 per cent of sales coming from food products). Compare this to Quebec, where any grocery or convenience store can sell...

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