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May 12, 2020
Here’s your chance to weigh in on BC’s Restart Plan

Last week, Premier John Horgan announced BC’s Restart Plan, which outlines the next stage of managing the COVID-19 pandemic and how the province will begin getting people back to work. In its third Pulse Check survey, the BC Chamber of Commerce wants to hear what you expect to happen under the new guidelines...

Apr 29, 2020
B.C. startups unhappy with government response to COVID-19 pandemic: survey

Starting a business is a tough endeavour, even in a picture-perfect economic climate. So it’s more than understandable that early-stage companies in B.C. and across the country are having a hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while federal and...

Apr 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Suku Vitamins CEO Ju Young Yoo

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Ju Young Yoo graduated from UBC with a bachelor of science and started plying his trade as a research assistant with his alma mater and Arthritis Research Canada. But it wasn’t long before he...

Apr 16, 2020
What you need to know about federal and provincial support for B.C. businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (updated)

**Updated on April 24. Please check back for further updates as new information becomes available** As businesses and workers throughout B.C. struggle with plunging revenue and job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial governments have stepped up with multibillion-dollar relief efforts.

Apr 16, 2020
New report reveals a growing and diverse VR/AR ecosystem in B.C., but challenges loom

We don’t know about you, but given the state of the world, strapping on a pair of VR goggles sounds pretty appealing right now. Looking beyond escapism, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies might end up playing a key role in helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 15, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... ContactsForLess founder Paul Slusher

Contactsforless.ca founder Paul W. Slusher runs a business that prides itself on being both innovative and grounded. The former is exemplified by his Surrey operation’s pledge to donate 51 percent of all net profits to the nonprofit of the buyer’s choosing.

Apr 10, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Maven Collective Marketing’s Erica Hakonson

Self-proclaimed digital marketing junkie Erica Hakonson founded Maven Collective Marketing after her side hustle became more than full-time and she needed more flexibility as a working mom. Now Hakonson runs a digital marketing agency with an international consulting team and...

Apr 6, 2020
Survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact on B.C. businesses

We all know the COVID-19 crisis is bad for business, but a recent survey highlights just how much damage the pandemic has already inflicted on B.C. companies and their employees. The poll of 1,900 businesses shows that in the past two weeks, about half have suffered revenue plunges of 75 percent...

Apr 6, 2020
National Internet agency offers free cybersecurity to small businesses during COVID-19

At the best of times, cyberattacks are a major threat to businesses of all sizes. The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies even more vulnerable to hackers as their employees adjust to working remotely. With that in mind, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is now offering small businesses in B.C.

Apr 2, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Mustang Survival goes to gowns

“Survival” has taken on a different meaning in the past couple of months, and a well-known B.C. company that uses the word in its name has pivoted accordingly. Burnaby-based Mustang Survival has been creating high-end outerwear, life-jackets and other gear...

Apr 1, 2020
Introducing our 2020 Women of the Year

As a strong supporter of B.C. women in business, we figured we had a handle on the key players and up-and-coming talents. Then we put out the call for the first Women of the Year Awards—and learned that this province...

Apr 1, 2020
Nonprofit offers funding and other support for SMEs pursuing COVID-19 solutions

These are tough times for small and medium-sized businesses in B.C. and across the country. But if you’re an SME with an idea that could contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a new program can help you spring into action. Mitacs, a government-funded national nonprofit that aims to foster...

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