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Jan 20, 2022
5 things to include on your company website, according to a business magazine editor
Alyssa Hirose

Having a great business website is good for customers, good for sales and, most of all—OK, maybe we’re a bit biased—good for getting coverage in the media. Here at BCBusiness, we spend a hefty chunk of every day on the...

Jan 17, 2022
Shift Happens: Why a cannabis conviction spells trouble for cross-border business
Guy Saddy

Congratulations! You’ve just hired a phenomenal VP to grow your business into the U.S. market. But on their first time crossing the border, they’re refused entry—decades back, when still in their teens, they were convicted of cannabis possession. The VP...

Jan 4, 2022
Inventory: The best ski and board essentials made by B.C.-based companies
Alyssa Hirose

Behind the Mask Interior designer Susan Parker made her first face covering in March 2020, from her husband, Dave Williams’, underwear (bear with us). Williams owns Vancouver-based 2Undr, and his samples became the first of Parker and son Johnny Negrin’s...

Dec 29, 2021
From floods to real estate to young overachievers, our 10 most read stories of 2021
By the Editors

Say what else you want about 2021, but it’s given us plenty to write about. Here are the 10 stories we published this year that generated the most interest online. At No. 1: the profiles of our latest 30 Under 30...

Dec 20, 2021
Leadership 2021: At Best Buy Canada, Carol Graziani has seen remote work make employees happier and more productive
Saphiya Zerrouk

Not all B.C. companies needed a pandemic to show them the benefits of remote work. Take Best Buy Canada, which was moving toward a virtual model for its corporate staff before COVID pushed things along. “We were already starting to hear...

Dec 16, 2021
Leadership 2021: Veteran broadcaster Riaz Meghji offers 6 tips for leaders looking to connect with their people in the new hybrid reality
Nick Rockel

You probably recognize Riaz Meghji from his stints as a host with Citytv’s Breakfast Television, MTV Canada and CTV News. Author of the recent book Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships, Meghji now...

Dec 3, 2021
The corporate travel sector is ready to fly. Is it time?
Matt O'Grady

Corporate travel is a bit like a weathervane—constantly being buffeted by a series of economic, environmental or technological storms. To work in this business, you have to be prepared for sudden shifts in market conditions and adjust your strategies accordingly. Grant...

Dec 2, 2021
Leadership 2021: Pandemic has pushed leaders to be more transparent with their people than ever, says YVR boss Tamara Vrooman
Nick Rockel

When Tamara Vrooman was committing early last year to take over as president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, her new employer gave her an out. “The board and my board chair, to their credit—it was clear that the pandemic...

Dec 2, 2021
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The 2022 Business of Good Awards are open for nominations

BCBusiness is on a mission to recognize the companies in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For these organizations, a good relationship with employees, the community and the environment is embedded in their culture. The Business of Good program is a chance to show off the steps your company is taking to make British Columbia a better place to live, work and play. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges and our editorial team, will be...

Dec 2, 2021
Who Wants Grant Funding?
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Pocketed There’s a new kid on the grant funding block and small businesses from all sectors are signing up. Pocketed, a BC-based grant matching platform, was founded in the thick of COVID-19, and has since facilitated $1.5 million in funding...

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