Peg Fong

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Jan 12, 2015
How to pick the perfect location for your business

Say the word three times and the ideal location still won’t magically appear. Businesses need more than just the right address to know where to set up shop. Choose right and clients will beat a path to your door, sales will pick up and the competition may even pack up...

Oct 27, 2014
When should you take your business global?

by Petti FongAs a small- or medium-sized business owner, it’s easy to dream big about taking your enterprise global. Go big or go home isn’t actually the dilemma; it’s knowing exactly when to make the move of taking your product or concept to an international audience. Tech investor and co-founder...

Jul 22, 2014
B.C. Farmers Unharmed by Carbon Tax: Study

Consider the cucumber. From seed to harvest then packaging and delivery, B.C. farmers shell out a myriad of taxes before pocketing any profits. “By itself, the carbon tax is not the killer. It’s the cumulative effect that has hurt farmers,” says Reg Ens, executive director of the B.C. Agricultural Council. “If you...

Jul 15, 2014
B.C.'s top entrepreneurs share their big ideas

These seven CEOs and founders started or now run some of B.C.'s most influential organizations. It’s their job to come up with big ideas to keep their businesses fresh and moving forward. Here, they share some of theirs.

Jun 26, 2014
Supreme Court Ruling to Impact Northern Gateway

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling Thursday morning found that British Columbia breached its duty to consult and granted land title to the Tsilhqot’in First Nations in a far-reaching decision that First Nations groups say could have an impact on the pending Northern Gateway Project. The case began two decades ago...

Jun 9, 2014
Feds Court First Nations on Resource Development

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford offered no hints Monday on when the federal government will release its decision on the Northern Gateway Project, but he assured First Nations leaders that he wants to build deeper collaboration and trust. Speaking at a First Nations Safety and Tanker Summit held at the Musqueam...

May 30, 2014
Former Premier Mike Harcourt Goes to Pot

Few had heard of True Leaf Medicine Inc., the Vernon-based medicinal marijuana start-up, until this week, when the fledgling company announced a big name as its new Chairman of the Board. Former Vancouver mayor (1980-86) and B.C. premier (1991-96) Mike Harcourt has never really shied away from the fact that he...

May 23, 2014
First Nations Raise Questions at LNG Conference

Live on top of a sea of energy, as Christy Clark likes to say, and there are bound to be benefits from its extraction. But the gung-ho attitude of the premier in building the province’s liquefied natural gas industry is not wholeheartedly endorsed by B.C.’s First Nations. At the International LNG...

May 22, 2014
A Cautionary Tale from Australia at LNG Conference

The $11 beer and $131,000 Ford pick-up trucks are the new reality in Australia’s LNG patch—a dramatic example of how the soaring cost of doing business has left a toll on the industry Down Under, and a cautionary tale for British Columbians dreaming of LNG riches. “Our labour rates are high.

Apr 29, 2014
Business Leaders React to Departing Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts

In her nine years in office as mayor, Watts established a new downtown core in Surrey, putting in major public investments into a new city hall and city centre of shops and services. “It’s a huge loss for us, I hung my head a bit when I heard her say she’s...

Feb 12, 2014
Vancouver Real Estate Hit by End of Immigrant Investor Program

Vancouver real estate prices may not plummet but they are expected to take a hit now that the federal government has officially dismantled the Immigrant Investor Program. The program, launched in 1986, allowed overseas residents with cash and a willingness to invest it in Canada a shortcut into receiving their immigration...

Jul 1, 2011
July Gadgets for a Summer Trek

Music and summer adventures go together like patios and mojitos, right? Well, if you’re wearing headphones, maybe they go together like crutches and daytime television. Whether your conveyance of choice is a bike, board or boat, Kanye could end up...

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