Oct 3, 2023
Small Business Lessons: Mi Tierra Latina is giving Latin American expats a sense of place
Nathan Caddell

You’d think that launching a series of grocery stores in this economy would be a fool’s errand. But it doesn’t take long to realize that the team behind Mi Tierra Latina—a chain of Latin American grocery stores establishing B.C. outposts...

Sep 14, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Fashion entrepreneur Christine Morton feels something in the water
Rushmila Rahman

Cold-water swims have been part of Christine Morton’s life since she was a child in Scotland. Her father taught all three of his daughters to swim in the North Sea, and Morton loosely held onto the habit even after she...

Aug 29, 2023
Vancouver-based shoemaker Casca Designs sold to apparel company Unity Brands
Nathan Caddell

Joe Mimran isn’t on Dragons’ Den anymore, but that hasn’t stopped him from making deals. The Toronto-based fashion designer and entrepreneur famous for founding the Club Monaco and Joe Fresh Brands recently co-founded Unity Brands and has already scooped up...

Aug 25, 2023
Our best finds at the Oak + Fort Vancouver warehouse sale
By the Editors

The annual Oak + Fort warehouse sale is back. If anyone’s looking for an excuse to start shopping for fall (or to leave work early), this is it. With everything up to 80 percent off between August 24-27 (including women’s...

Aug 18, 2023
We Tried It: Do Hanai's bento boxes fit the corporate lunch criteria?
Rushmila Rahman

Hanai Vancouver, the latest and only Hawaiian restaurant on Commercial Drive to be recommended by the Michelin Guide, recently launched a new catering and events division called Let’s Kau Kau (“let’s eat” in Hawaiian). We at BCBusiness had the great...

Aug 17, 2023
Herschel Supply's new flagship New York store pays homage to the company's Vancouver roots
By the Editors

It’s been a bit of an up and down few years for Vancouver-based bag manufacturer Herschel Supply. After laying off some 25 percent of its workforce in the wake of the pandemic, the company seems to have rebounded in recent years...

Aug 11, 2023
Vancouver entrepreneur Angie Buonassisi launches Lontreau to serve skincare for athletes
Rushmila Rahman

Angie Buonassisi says she has three babies: her two daughters (who are nine and 12) and 8 West, the cosmetic surgery and skin clinic she co-founded in Vancouver 15 years ago. So it’s no surprise that the entrepreneur-mom is great...

Aug 10, 2023
Rove Concepts: Local Passion, Leadership and Success
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Rove Concepts After more than a decade in operation, Rove Concepts’ exponential growth isn’t exactly an overnight success—until you consider that its growth from $17M US annually shot up to more than ten times that in just under five years.

Aug 8, 2023
How Dan Clermont took Ultimate Tools from a Burnaby laundry room to a seven-figure operation
Nathan Caddell

Dan Clermont calls himself an “accidental entrepreneur.” If only all accidents could be so happy. In 2008, Clermont was a film industry worker with a workshop in the outdoor laundry room in his house. Keeping the area clean was important, so...

Jul 18, 2023
Pacific Trader: Kits Eyecare is getting looks
Michael McCullough

The stock: Don’t you wish sometimes you could start your life’s work over, only make smarter decisions knowing what you know now? Vancouver entrepreneur Roger Hardy is living that dream. Nine years after he sold his contact lens and glasses...

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