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Oct 23, 2018
Staffing challenges for B.C. businesses: poll
Felicity Stone

In September, on behalf of BCBusiness, Mustel Group surveyed 101 businesses across the province about whether they were affected by staffing shortages. The questions were based on takeaways from a BC Chamber of Commerce poll conducted last spring, but the...

Oct 22, 2018
Serious about your customers’ digital privacy? Here’s what you should be doing
By the Editors

The more information you have about your customers, the better, right? Guess again. As attendees heard at the recent Marketing Kingdom Canada conference in Vancouver, cybercriminals are working overtime to steal that data. If you’re overzealous about collecting client information, a privacy breach could mean big trouble for your business...

Oct 18, 2018
Go Figure: The big impact of small business
Melissa Edwards

As October brings a slew of local and national celebrations for small business—including B.C.’s Small Business Week, running the 15th through the 19th—we look at the big impact of little enterprise on this province

Sep 24, 2018
CHBA Says Speculation Tax Hurts B.C.'s Rep as a Safe Place to Invest

BCBusiness + CHBA CHBA BC is fighting to change policy that is having unintended consequences outside Metro Vancouver The B.C. government insists that its speculation tax, which is scheduled to be made into law this fall, will only affect one percent of...

Sep 14, 2018
How small businesses with Asian ambitions can profit from Hong Kong’s B.C. connections
Nick Rockel

One warm night in downtown Hong Kong, I’m sipping a Japanese session IPA with the head of the local Vancouver Canucks fan club. Thomas Lau owns this joint: Coedo Taproom, a stylish resto-bar on a back street in the bustling...

Sep 10, 2018
Keys to Succession: Understanding the Buyer's Journey

BCBusiness + Business Transitions Forum With more than half of Canadian companies expected to change hands in the next decade, succession preparation is an important topic for business owners. But it’s something most don’t even consider until they’re in the throes of...

Aug 28, 2018
New labour market report highlights B.C. worker shortage, skills mismatches
Nick Rockel

Having trouble finding and keeping the right employees? You’re not alone. That’s one of the messages from the inaugural edition of the MindReader Report. Published by BCBusiness partner the BC Chamber of Commerce, this study looks at labour market issues...

Aug 27, 2018
Small Business Gets the Banking Attention and Service It Needs

BCBusiness + BMO Bank of Montreal Michael Bonner, Senior Vice-president and Regional Head B.C. & Yukon Division with BMO Bank of Montreal, is unusually candid about the services large financial institutions offer small businesses. “Small business represents a huge underserved market for...

Aug 24, 2018
How to promote mental health in the workplace
Wellness Matters

In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, the average public sector worker missed 13.5 days of work last year (the most ever), while private sector workers missed 8.3 days. While statistics like this are...

Aug 23, 2018
First Step in a Business Sale Is the Prep Work

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. While hundreds of components go into the successful sale of any business, perhaps the biggest challenge for any owner is not technical, but emotional. “Your business is bigger than yourself, it’s your baby, and...

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