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Oct 15, 2019
Go Figure: The doctor is online
Melissa Edwards

12% Number of British Columbians in a 2018 survey that had tried a virtual medical consultation, the highest share for any Canadian region 69% of British Columbians think a diagnosis from a virtual appointment wouldn’t be as accurate as from in-person visit 38%...

Oct 7, 2019
Carry On: How to stay refreshed on the road
Charlene Rooke

Sometimes a free glass of wine in the airline lounge just doesn’t cut it: you need a nap to really recharge and relax on that long layover. Reserve a stay at Minute Suites or Sleepbox, airport-based sleep stations based on...

Sep 12, 2019
How Great Ideas Get Noticed

BCBusiness + Innovate BC As entrepreneurs who have participated in the event can attest, this year’s New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC, is more than a chance to win $250,000 in cash and prizes. It, along with New Ventures’ Distance...

Sep 5, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Tzoa founder and CEO Kevin Hart
By the Editors

A journeyman electrician by trade, Kevin Hart fell into air quality monitoring while working at a hazardous waste site. Unsure of what he was being exposed to when his employer gave him a respirator, Hart saw an opportunity to develop a...

Sep 4, 2019
Burnaby-based Clio hits historic Series D funding mark
Nathan Caddell

Clio co-founder and CEO Jack Newton didn’t mince words when thanking friends and family for being among the first investors in his legal software endeavour. “I did not want to be attending my parents' Thanksgiving and having to eat mac and...

Sep 3, 2019
Toon Town: Vancouver’s animation and visual effects industry cracks the billion-dollar mark
Fiona Morrow

It’s Saturday morning at the Vancouver Convention Centre, and there’s something strange going on. I’m here for the Digital Entertainment Career Fair organized by the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), but my eyes are momentarily flooded with spandex and sparkles. When...

Aug 28, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Redbrick founder and CEO Tobyn Sowden
Felicity Stone

Like, why budgets set you free. Born on Salt Spring Island and raised in Chemainus, Tobyn Sowden comes from an entrepreneurial family: his great-grandfather, grandfather and father all set up their own businesses in B.C. Now based in Victoria, Sowden seems to have an affinity for red. His first venture, a marketing...

Aug 27, 2019
Opinion: Why Canadian businesses need to prepare for the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and how they can comply
Rakesh Soni

As the world becomes more digital, data security and privacy regulations are a growing concern. And as Canadian companies grow internationally, it is becoming necessary to abide by other nations’ regulations. This is the case with the CCPA. The CCPA, or the California Consumer Protection Act, takes effect on January 1, 2020...

Aug 15, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Michael Wrinch, CEO of Hedgehog Technologies
By the Editors

Like, how his company got its name. In his late teens and early twenties, Michael Wrinch worked throughout B.C. as a forest firefighter. “Being the physically smallest on the crew, I had to work twice as hard to prove myself which often meant I was trudging through mud and hauling extra...

Aug 9, 2019
Opinion: How can AI enhance my brand?
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, branding expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. Change is terrifying for many people.

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