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Apr 9, 2019
Exit plan: How to sell or transfer your business successfully

Private and family businesses represent nearly two-thirds of Canada’s GDP and employ more than 12 million Canadians, notes a new report from PwC Canada. The data was taken from research undertaken for the PwC Family Business Survey (2016), the PwC Next Gen Survey (2017) and the PwC Family Business Survey...

Apr 4, 2019
Canadian employees prefer meaning over money: survey

As it turns out, “money isn’t everything” is truer than you might think. Just ask California–based ServiceNow, which surveyed Canadian office workers to find out what matters to them in their jobs. More than half of the 1,500 respondents to the online poll said that they wished their work was...

Apr 3, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in April

Joseph Tisiga, a Whitehorse-based artist of Kaska Dena ancestry, takes visitors on a journey of identity through Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was, an exhibit of new and remixed works in a variety of mediums at Whistler’s Audain...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance

For Kai Li, a finance professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, it’s become a familiar sight. In a typical year, about 50 percent of the school’s commerce undergraduates are female. But as third-year specialization approaches, relatively few women choose finance. Li, who teaches a course that readies students for the...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Investing

When the U.S. government bailed out Citigroup in late 2008, Manica Gautam was working in its London office as an associate with the global consumer and retail investment banking division. “I was probably fortunate to be cheap enough not to...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Professional Services

Growing up in Lavington, a small community near Vernon in the North Okanagan, Lana Kirk was good at math and science, so she expected to study science in university. But when she headed to SFU on a $20,000 entrance scholarship...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Public Service

It was the early 1980s, and Brenda Leong was conflicted. A couple of years after graduating with a business degree from the University of Alberta, the native Calgarian had a job as a customer service representative at Bank of Nova...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Banking

Kathy Butler has worked in investment banking at CIBC for 22 years. That’s highly unusual, she notes, explaining that she stays for the reasons that attracted her in the first place. After an investment banking presentation at U of T’s...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women: Corporate & Entrepreneurship

Natalie Cartwright, who has two master’s degrees and has lived in eight countries, comes from a family that prizes education. Although she’s never owned a car, her parents have given her pair of jumper cables as a graduation gift, she...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Trailblazers

Anne Giardini’s foray into the world of economics is of another time. In 1977, as a first-year student at the University of Ottawa in her hometown, she took the subject on the advice of the woman at the admissions desk.

Mar 4, 2019
Industrial vacancy rates plummet in Victoria: report

Victoria doesn’t get as much attention as Vancouver for rising rents and low vacancies, but when it comes to industrial space, the provincial capital is experiencing a squeeze of its own. According to a new report from Los Angeles–based real estate services firm CBRE Group, industrial demand in Victoria is far...

Feb 12, 2019
10 things you should know about corporate social responsibility

What’s the difference between traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social purpose? If you’re a business looking for a charity to support, how do you find the right one? At The Business of Good, experts from businesses and non-profits shared their CSR insights

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