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Sep 20, 2017
6 ways to enhance the value of your business
By BCBusiness

Want to buy a business in Canada? Looks like you'll have plenty of options. In a new BDC survey of 2,500 Canadian entrepreneurs, 41 per cent of respondents said they would probably exit their company within five years, citing retirement as the...

Sep 20, 2017
Opinion: Proposed federal tax changes will hurt small business and the B.C. economy
Val Litwin

For decades, small businesses and entrepreneurs have been lauded as the backbone of the economy, held up as examples of the innovative and creative Canadian spirit, and praised for their role in economic growth, job creation, and prosperity, even in...

Sep 15, 2017
Small Businesses Most At Risk In Cyberattacks

BCBusiness + Fully Managed Security breaches have increased 65 per cent since the first quarter of 2017 with a number of high-profile outbreaks infecting millions of computers around the world and causing billions of dollars in damage. WannaCry ransomware alone infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries in May. While recent reports...

Sep 14, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in September 2017

CANWEST HORT EXPOManaged by the BC Landscaping & Nursery Association, CanWest has been the meeting place for the province’s nursery and landscape buyers and sellers for 35 years. Over a two-day period, 3,000 industry professionals will visit nearly 300 booths. Among...

Sep 13, 2017
DIY Management: How to coach a sales team
Felicity Stone

Telus Corp. and the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA), headquartered in Toronto, launch a new sales training and certification program for the Vancouver-based telecom’s employees this fall. CPSA president and CEO Peter Irwin, and Louis Morin, VP of sales performance culture at Telus, share a few tips

Sep 8, 2017
Why should your next company car be a hybrid?

Need a gift basket sent to a friend? OK. How about a bottle of wine? No problem. Tires? You bet. “You name it, we deliver it,” says John Coupar, president of Novex Delivery Solutions. The Richmond-based courier service has goods on the go down pat, with a fleet of almost 100 vehicles zipping around the...

Sep 7, 2017
7 ways to rock the elevator talk
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

There are a number of networking situations that feel kind of uncomfortable, but this spot—the elevator—is right up at the top of the list. You get into the elevator, you are forced to stand closer to people than most of...

Aug 16, 2017
Why bailing is bad
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

On a sinking rowboat bailing is probably a good thing to do, but the kind of bailing we are writing about is what the New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks calls last-minute bailing on a commitment. In “The Golden...

Aug 8, 2017
Expert advice for entrepreneurs
Dee Hon

Sam Wainwright owns and operates Refine and Design Custom Homes and Renovations, a busy contracting firm he runs from a neatly appointed office in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. The company offers a suite of building and renovation services for homeowners, and...

Aug 1, 2017
The handshake: Is it a power move?
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

You would think that the simple handshake has turned into a major power play if you’ve been watching Donald Trump shaking hands. Trump has made #handshake a top-trending topic. His Gotcha Handshake, where he grabs the other person’s right elbow...

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