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Oct 31, 2022
Shift Happens: Why NDAs aren't as powerful as you might think
Guy Saddy

You’re president of a company that has been hit with two sexual harassment lawsuits in the past year. To avoid future problems (and the attendant bad PR) you’ve decided to make all employees sign a comprehensive non-disclosure agreement covering any...

Oct 18, 2022
How to make your business more inclusive according to a diversity and inclusion expert
Rushmila Rahman

We all want a workplace that accepts us for who we are. It’s 2SLGBTQI+ history month in Canada, and while it’s good to hear that the Government of Canada is taking steps to support the 2SLGBTQI+ community through a federal...

Oct 16, 2022
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022
By the Editors

After skipping 2020 and abbreviating last year’s list, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year’s Pacific Region program was back in full force in 2022. The 28th edition features a litany of impressive finalists, many of whom we’ve previously profiled in...

Sep 30, 2022
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Today is Canada's second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 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 day to reflect...

Sep 29, 2022
The 5 most memorable moments from the Downtown Vancouver BIA mayoral debate
Nathan Caddell

There were a few themes that come up more often than others at yesterday’s Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) mayoral candidates debate. The event, held at SFU Harbour Centre, featured five candidates—Fred Harding (NPA), Colleen Hardwick (TEAM), Mark Marissen...

Sep 13, 2022
Enactus Canada's $10,000 annual competition makes entrepreneurship every student's business
Rushmila Rahman

Among the 99 things that are often wasted on the young, good opportunities are not one. Cue the 2023 Student Entrepreneur National Competition. Toronto-based social nonprofit Enactus Canada has been organizing this competition for young business leaders enrolled in Canadian post-secondary...

Sep 9, 2022
Red tape, housing and crime top the list of business concerns in Metro Vancouver municipal elections: report
By the Editors

As Metro Vancouver’s municipalities head to the polls on October 15, the list of priorities from voters probably won’t come as a huge surprise to most people in the region. According to a poll produced by the Mustel Group and...

Aug 30, 2022
Jillian Harris puts on her teacher's hat in this course for entrepreneurs and marketing mavens
Rushmila Rahman

Jillian Harris doesn’t like to sit still. "If my team would let me, I would have 10 business plans on the table for you right now,” she tells BCBusiness. And her titles speak for themselves. She is the CEO of Jillian...

Aug 12, 2022
Shift Happens: How to mix business and pleasure without killing a career
Guy Saddy

You’re a top executive at a large company with many divisions. At a company retreat, you meet another executive—he’s on your level and works in an entirely different location. Things click over chit-chat and canapés, and you find yourself becoming...interested.

Aug 9, 2022
Betty Hasker and Glorie Averbach coach small businesses on how to grow big
Rushmila Rahman

When Betty Hasker decided to become a business coach in 2014, she was working off the side of her desk. She didn’t know where the road would lead, but she had 20 years of C-suite experience in her rearview. “I spent...

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