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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
B.C. entrepreneurs can land $40,000 from Molson Coors' pitch competition
Rushmila Rahman

Money is on every founder’s mind—but how much? Last year, Shopify surveyed 150 entrepreneurs and 300 small business owners in the U.S. to conclude that, on average, they spent around $40,000 in their first year of business. Based on that research...

Aug 15, 2023
Inclusion BC's Karla Verschoor makes the case for embracing Disability Employment Month
Nathan Caddell

It’s almost been a decade since the B.C. government first proclaimed September Disability Employment Month. Karla Verschoor has been with Inclusion BC, a non-profit that advocates for the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the province, for...

Aug 10, 2023
WeBC launches Growth Peer Mentoring Program for women entrepreneurs
By the Editors

According to a recent survey, 88 percent of women business owners in B.C. project growth in the next year. But there’s also a gap between the growth services that those women need and the availability of growth programs targeted at...

Jul 13, 2023
Neelam Sahota, CEO, is breaking down barriers at DIVERSEcity
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + DIVERSEcity When Neelam Sahota, FCPA, FCGA, took a part-time position at DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society to “test the waters,” she had no idea that she would one day be at its helm. This year marks a decade of her leading...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Diamond Isinger advocates for change at Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
Matt O'Grady

Life Story: She hasn’t cracked 30 years of age, but already Diamond Isinger has a CV that would make many practised pols blush. In the early years of the Trudeau administration, Isinger served as special assistant to then-International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, followed by a couple years in the Prime Minister’s Office...

Jun 16, 2023
Photos: The BCBusiness 2023 Top 100 event
By the Editors

BCBusiness's annual Top 100 event once again celebrated the biggest companies in the province by revenue. Those in attendance were treated to a networking luncheon, followed by a keynote interview with Ian Gillespie, founder of real estate developer Westbank Corp. Gillespie...

Jun 16, 2023
Three of 26 startups receiving $40 million from Telus are based in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

There’s no arguing that Telus is doing a lot. The telecommunications giant has branched into healthcare, topped the charts as B.C.’s biggest company by revenue in our annual ranking (see our latest print issue for that), and, since 2020, helped...

Jun 14, 2023
Help for Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Canadian Chamber of Commerce Small to medium business enterprises (SME) are essential to the Canadian economy. They represent the majority of Canadian enterprises and are a major source of employment. But in the current economic environment, they need help to...

Jun 8, 2023
Women entrepreneurs dominate the 2023 list of Small Business BC Awards winners
Rushmila Rahman

Small businesses are resilient by nature, especially in B.C. With competition flooding nearly every industry in the province, all ventures, big and small, have to ride the innovation wave to keep their heads above the water. And that’s exactly what...

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