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Jan 21, 2022
22 things you need to know about B.C. business and the economy in 2022
Nick Rockel

Well, that wasn’t always so fun. As they put 2021 behind them, with the COVID-19 pandemic still very much alive, business decision makers face another challenging year. What’s coming our way in 2022? To tease out some key themes for...

Jan 21, 2022
5 large, low-maintenance plants that will transform your office space
Alyssa Hirose

Nothing brightens up an empty corner of your office like a big, beautiful plant. Unfortunately, big beautiful plants can be extremely expensive—a worthy investment, of course, if you manage to keep them alive for more than a couple of months. That’s my...

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...

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