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Oct 15, 2021
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...

Oct 8, 2021
Go Figure: Counting the ways work in B.C. may never be the same post-pandemic
Melissa Edwards

76.8% of British Columbians who shifted to remote work during the pandemic want to keep working at least half of their hours from home 28% said they worked longer hours More than 1/4 of Canadian professionals say they’re more likely to want...

Oct 6, 2021
The Best Catastrophe That Ever Happened to Us: Pandemic pivots that stuck
Michael McCullough

Curtis Christopherson remembers calling a meeting with his senior staff on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The World Health Organization had declared the global COVID-19 pandemic the previous Wednesday, and the B.C. government had issued a public health order closing, among...

Sep 28, 2021
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Canada’s first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30, 2021. The day is meant to honour the lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools, as well as their families and communities. For non-Indigenous folks, it’s a designated...

Sep 23, 2021
Shift Happens: For businesses, is risking cancellation worth the trouble?
Guy Saddy

As owner of a startup, you’ve decided to brand your venture after a historical figure with a storied past. Unfortunately, that story now includes new information demonstrating that your firm’s namesake was a virulent racist. A #boycott tag looms over...

Sep 21, 2021
Vancouver’s first zero-waste rescued food market opens October 1
Alyssa Hirose

How good food is for you tends to have an inverse relationship with how affordable it is (Case in point: the do-you-think-we’re-millionaires conversation I have with my partner every time he accidentally buys organic bananas.) It’s the same deal with...

Sep 10, 2021
In a world facing several crises, the question of purpose has never been more important for corporate directors
Matt O'Grady

A crisis has a way of pushing certain issues—stuck in the footnotes of an annual report—into the Letter From the CEO. Such was 2020, our annus horribilis. In addition to managing the fallout of an epochal pandemic, organizations everywhere had...

Aug 27, 2021
Opinion: Want to build a profitable, fast-growing company? Bricks and mortar weigh you down
David Rowat

The pandemic has disrupted patterns of work and communication throughout the world economy. Literally overnight, employees were forced to leave the office and work from home. Few people found themselves prepared for the assault on work styles, infrastructure and family life...

Aug 10, 2021
Shift Happens: Employees seeking accommodation for their religious practices shouldn’t put too much faith in the system
Guy Saddy

You’re a small-business owner. An employee has converted to a religion that requires they take time off once a week to attend a place of worship. Result: a three-hour gap in their workday that a coworker will have to fill.

Aug 5, 2021
Making Business Insurance Simple with Zensurance
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Zensurance Maybe you’re a small business owner reopening after COVID or an entrepreneurial spirit looking to make your side hustle into a full-time gig. You might even be a long-time business owner looking to make a change in the marketplace—in any case, you’re going to need business insurance that fits...

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