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Oct 23, 2017
Nominations are open for the Small Business BC Awards
Nathan Caddell

A pop-up shop on Vancouver’s Main Street that might sell necklaces during the day before housing an intimate concert at night; a German deli in Delta run by a certified “Fleischer Meister”; a North Vancouver boxing gym that preaches diversity and inclusion. These are just some of the companies vying for...

Oct 20, 2017
4 Startup Canada awards go to B.C. winners
By the Editors

The winners of the fourth annual Startup Canada Awards, announced at a ceremony October 19 in Ottawa, include four from B.C.: • Patrice Mousseau, CEO, Satya Organics | Indigenous Entrepreneur Award • Manny Padda, Founder, New Avenue Capital | Entrepreneur Promotion Award • Startup Kamloops | Startup Canada Community of the Year • Hootsuite...

Oct 16, 2017
Why Ottawa's proposed tax changes have small business owners up in arms—and what could happen next
Scott Neufeld

The federal government’s July announcement that it was proposing changes to the way private corporations are taxed unleashed an uproar that's sure to continue for some time. On October 16, soon after closing the 75-day public consultation period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and...

Oct 3, 2017
5 ways to make the most of prime networking season
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

Autumn is prime time for networking events as business associations and networking groups increase their offerings. Plus, there’s something satisfying about revving up your networking participation after the summer networking doldrums. Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, makes one of the...

Sep 27, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in October 2017

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMITThis one-day event presented by Small Business BC kicks off with a trade show and ends with a networking reception. In between, workshops offer tips on digital marketing, social media and networking; a panel of young entrepreneurs discuss...

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 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 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...

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