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Apr 29, 2020
B.C. startups unhappy with government response to COVID-19 pandemic: survey
By the Editors

Starting a business is a tough endeavour, even in a picture-perfect economic climate. So it’s more than understandable that early-stage companies in B.C. and across the country are having a hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while federal and...

Apr 28, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Vancouver startup incubator encourages businesses to adapt in the wake of COVID-19
Nathan Caddell

Like so many budding entrepreneurs, Sophie Wyne found a gap in the market. Only hers was a tad more personal. Having experienced a toxic workplace in what the Vancouver native calls “another life,” Wyne realized there were no B2B solutions...

Apr 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Suku Vitamins CEO Ju Young Yoo
By the Editors

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Ju Young Yoo graduated from UBC with a bachelor of science and started plying his trade as a research assistant with his alma mater and Arthritis Research Canada. But it wasn’t long before he...

Apr 23, 2020
How to be your own cybersecurity expert: Avoid scams, use MFA, be a hero
Alyssa Hirose

Cybercrime doesn’t make the most exciting television—the world only wants hundreds of versions of the same police procedural, apparently—but it can have a devastating impact on our everyday lives, especially with so much work now taking place online. Derek Manky...

Apr 20, 2020
Opinion: Trust has never been so hard to gain. Here’s how your business can earn it
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, Richmond-based employee engagement and internal brand communications expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. The 20th annual Edelman Trust Barometer is out, and the...

Apr 16, 2020
What you need to know about federal and provincial support for B.C. businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (updated)
By the Editors

**Updated on April 24. Please check back for further updates as new information becomes available** As businesses and workers throughout B.C. struggle with plunging revenue and job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial governments have stepped up with multibillion-dollar relief efforts.

Apr 15, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... ContactsForLess founder Paul Slusher
By the Editors founder Paul W. Slusher runs a business that prides itself on being both innovative and grounded. The former is exemplified by his Surrey operation’s pledge to donate 51 percent of all net profits to the nonprofit of the buyer’s choosing.

Apr 14, 2020
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: The Hero’s Journey puts crisis into perspective
David MacLean

The COVID-19 crisis has thrust all of us into an uncertain new world. But as leaders, we can seize the opportunity to embark on the Hero’s Journey, putting aside limiting thoughts and beliefs and drawing on the help and encouragement of allies...

Apr 9, 2020
Video chat concerns: Zoom grew too quickly, ironically
Alyssa Hirose

Thanks to (you guessed it!) COVID-19, most folks are finding themselves participating in more video chats than ever before. Everyone’s work meetings, happy hours and cowboy-themed birthday parties now take place virtually. Zoom, one of the most popular videoconferencing apps...

Apr 7, 2020
5 tips for better customer relationships—and a stronger business—during COVID-19
Nick Rockel

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many B.C. businesses on the ropes, but this is no time to forget your customers. Mark Colgate, professor of service excellence at UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, shares some advice on keeping the love alive—and being ready to bounce back stronger than ever...

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