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Aug 16, 2017
Why bailing is bad
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

On a sinking rowboat bailing is probably a good thing to do, but the kind of bailing we are writing about is what the New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks calls last-minute bailing on a commitment. In “The Golden...

Aug 8, 2017
Expert advice for entrepreneurs
Dee Hon

Sam Wainwright owns and operates Refine and Design Custom Homes and Renovations, a busy contracting firm he runs from a neatly appointed office in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. The company offers a suite of building and renovation services for homeowners, and...

Aug 1, 2017
The handshake: Is it a power move?
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

You would think that the simple handshake has turned into a major power play if you’ve been watching Donald Trump shaking hands. Trump has made #handshake a top-trending topic. His Gotcha Handshake, where he grabs the other person’s right elbow...

Jul 25, 2017
DIY Management: How to manage an underperforming employee
Felicity Stone

5 tips from Eitan Sharir, president of culture and organizational performance at Dynamic Achievement Group, a corporate culture, leadership and performance consultancy in West Vancouver, and Danielle van Jaarsveld, associate professor and division chair of organizational behaviour and human resources at UBC’s Sauder School of Business

Jul 21, 2017
FedEx Still Reeling After Ransomware Attack

Global shipping giant FedEx has been scrambling to restore its online databases after a June Petya ransomware attack wreaked havoc on the company's computer systems and crippled shipments from their European TNT Express subsidiary. This was the latest in a recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks that experts predict will cost...

Jul 17, 2017
Lessons learned from other verticals could help Alberta's oil and gas industry

BCBusiness + Uniserve In the oil and gas industry, market shifts are expected—but not always easy to navigate. Out of this unfortunate reality, opportunities arise. The telecommunications, media and technology industry can assist global and national businesses in a changing market. Nicholas Jeffery, CEO of Uniserve Communications Corporation, is particularly interested...

Jul 12, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of July 3 to 9
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Jul 11, 2017
The Three Cs of Success

BCBusiness + Grant Thornton LLP As a company owner, how do you choose one professional accounting firm over another? Does size matter? How about reputation? Or perhaps it’s how well the organization treats its employees and clients and whether they engage with...

Jul 10, 2017
Crucial Points To Turn Around B2B Sales Teams

Long gone are the days when luck was an acceptable component of any sales person’s arsenal. So, too, is the notion that opportunities simply happen. It’s just not done that way anymore, says Boyd Liski, co-founder of FOCUS Selling Systems (FSS), a service and training company that he and his brother...

Jul 9, 2017
You sold your business! Now what?

BCBusiness + Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd. It’s one thing to trust thousands of dollars to a friendly investment adviser at the bank. It’s quite another to hand over millions. That’s the worry for many family-business owners after selling their life’s...

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