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Feb 14, 2017
B.C.'s most influential brands 2017
Nick Rockel

Want to make friends and influence people? Don’t just stand there—be engaging. The same goes for the frontrunners in our fourth annual ranking of B.C.’s top brands, which sees a few names surge and others take a tumble. In its...

Sep 30, 2016
Entrepreneur of the Year 2016: B.C.'s winners
Stories by Jessica Barrett, Brenda Bouw, Marcie Good, Dee Hon and Jacob Parry

Every year since 1994, BCBusiness has partnered with Ernst & Young (EY) to produce the definitive look at entrepreneurship in British Columbia. The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program honours the very best in our business world—the risk-takers and game-changers whose visionary leadership and exemplary performance put them a step above the rest. Below, you’ll meet the 30 entrepreneurs who made the cut this year—including the 10 category winners and our overall Pacific Region winner

Jul 5, 2016
BCBusiness Top 100 2016 winners and losers
J Parry

REVENUE CHANGE: +188.6% NET INCOME: N/A NET INCOME CHANGE: N/A Even before he sold his eyewear e-commerce company Coastal Contacts to French retailer Essilor for $435 million in 2014, Roger Hardy had jumped into his next deal—merging Vancouver-based startup ShoeMe.ca...

Jun 23, 2016
B.C.'s Top 100 Companies: The biggest success stories from the past year
Peter Mitham

Vancouver’s official motto—etched onto the city’s coat of arms, along with an axe-bearing logger and net-toting fisherman—is “By sea, land and air we prosper.” It speaks to the historic importance of natural resources to British Columbia’s economy—and to that of its biggest city, where 57 per cent of the Top...

Feb 17, 2016
B.C.’s 35 most influential women: the full list
Marcie Good and Matt O’Grady

Last year when we did a feature on women having an outsized influence in the province, we took a rather expansive view of the topic: 50 women, in six categories, who by virtue of their deeds or office are having...

Jan 22, 2016
The full list of B.C.'s 65 most influential brands
Matt O'Grady

For the past two years, BCBusiness and market research firm Ipsos have examined B.C.’s top brands through the lens of brand love. “Love,” in the marketing sense, is an amalgam of a various attributes, including trust, innovation and ubiquity. But ultimately brand love is a matter of consumer perception...

Jan 22, 2016
B.C.'s 10 most influential brands: how they rank
Matt O'Grady

Who wants to be loved when you can have influence instead? Is it worth seeking both love and influence? Those are a couple of the questions we asked this year as we revamped our annual Most Loved Brands in B.C. list to reflect what we think is arguably a more...

Dec 17, 2015
Best Cities for Work in 2016: the ranking
BCBusiness staff

36. Port Alberni Income growth (30%): 12.7% Average household income (20%): $67,819 Average income, 35 and under (15%): $58,258 Population growth (10%): - 35. Powell River Income growth (30%): 12% Average household income (20%): $70,838 Average income, 35 and under (15%): $61,042 Population growth (10%): 0.5 34. Quesnel Income growth (30%):...

Jul 11, 2014
Top 100 Biggest Companies in B.C.
T Melanson

There’s no shortage of successful B.C. businesses, as this title is wont to point out, but just who tops the food chain? Every year, BCBusiness aims to answer exactly this question with its annual Top 100 list, which this month celebrates its 25th anniversary. The list is simple enough, ranking companies...

Aug 30, 2012
Vancouver's Best Patios for Business
Lisa Nakamura Nguyen

Best Patio to Make a Financial Deal You’ve been building a client relationship and negotiating for weeks, and now the they’re ready to put ink to paper. Nestled in trendy Yaletown, a delicate arrangement of foliage enclos Best Patio to Network The...

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