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Sep 14, 2018
How small businesses with Asian ambitions can profit from Hong Kong’s B.C. connections
Nick Rockel

One warm night in downtown Hong Kong, I’m sipping a Japanese session IPA with the head of the local Vancouver Canucks fan club. Thomas Lau owns this joint: Coedo Taproom, a stylish resto-bar on a back street in the bustling...

Sep 10, 2018
Keys to Succession: Understanding the Buyer's Journey

BCBusiness + Business Transitions Forum With more than half of Canadian companies expected to change hands in the next decade, succession preparation is an important topic for business owners. But it’s something most don’t even consider until they’re in the throes of...

Aug 28, 2018
New labour market report highlights B.C. worker shortage, skills mismatches
Nick Rockel

Having trouble finding and keeping the right employees? You’re not alone. That’s one of the messages from the inaugural edition of the MindReader Report. Published by BCBusiness partner the BC Chamber of Commerce, this study looks at labour market issues...

Aug 27, 2018
Small Business Gets the Banking Attention and Service It Needs

BCBusiness + BMO Bank of Montreal Michael Bonner, Senior Vice-president and Regional Head B.C. & Yukon Division with BMO Bank of Montreal, is unusually candid about the services large financial institutions offer small businesses. “Small business represents a huge underserved market for...

Aug 24, 2018
How to promote mental health in the workplace
Wellness Matters

In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, the average public sector worker missed 13.5 days of work last year (the most ever), while private sector workers missed 8.3 days. While statistics like this are...

Aug 23, 2018
First Step in a Business Sale Is the Prep Work

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. While hundreds of components go into the successful sale of any business, perhaps the biggest challenge for any owner is not technical, but emotional. “Your business is bigger than yourself, it’s your baby, and...

Aug 10, 2018
How to create a happier workplace
Danielle Egan

BC Hydro and Power Authority’s materials management warehouse is the depot for every nut and bolt of the province’s power supply—from light switches to 40,000-pound spools of power line. When the Surrey facility faced shipment delays and staff morale issues...

Jul 12, 2018
It's Wise to Invest in Your Company's Biggest Asset: Your Employees

BCBusiness + Montridge Advisory Group Ltd. As demand for qualified talent increases, an increasing number of businesses become trapped in a recruiting rivalry to attract the best and brightest professionals. In order to stand out and make your company more attractive to...

Jun 22, 2018
Go out on top: The BCBusiness guide to retirement and succession planning
Frances Bula

Will Cadell isn’t the kind of person who was born thinking he would start a business of his own. But when Cadell was 32, he gave up paid employment doing mapping for the forest industry to become a freelancer providing...

Jun 6, 2018
B.C. woman takes home Mompreneur award
By the Editors

Port Coquitlam native Kah-Mei Smith is one of this year’s recipients of a Mompreneur award, a prize given to Canadian mothers in business. Smith works an independent distributor of Young Living, which produces essential oils. Through her site The Daily Oilers, Smith and her team of 15 sell Young Living products...

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