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Feb 20, 2019
On Trend: Coworking facilities find their groove
Felicity Stone

GOOD WORKS Those devoted to social impact can find like-minded coworkers at the Dock in downtown Victoria plus several spots in Vancouver. Two are in Gastown: the Hive and the Amp, the latter in the old B.C. Electric Railway building and...

Feb 19, 2019
Canadians' workstyle personas can help employers maximize performance
Juan Rivera

Just like there are different types of learners, not everyone works the same way. In a recent report from Microsoft Canada, surveys showed that the way workers accomplish their tasks can vary greatly. The survey split them into four categories:...

Feb 19, 2019
Opinion: B.C.'s small businesses losing confidence in provincial economy
Jeff Guignard

For the past several years, the Coalition of BC Businesses has been following business trends presented by the BC Chamber of Commerce in annual Collective Perspective survey. This year's findings show that the province’s small and medium-sized businesses feel left behind by current government policies, and that it’s more difficult and expensive to do business in B.C. today than it was last year.

Feb 14, 2019
Opinion: 8 ways to diversify your network
Judy Thomson, Gayle Hallgren-Rezac and Darcy Rezac

We have four questions for you. How effectively are you developing and managing your network? Are you devoting enough time to it? Are you consciously touching base with key people? And reflecting back to 2018, how many connections do you think you added to your network? Was it 10 new...

Feb 12, 2019
10 things you should know about corporate social responsibility
By the Editors

What’s the difference between traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social purpose? If you’re a business looking for a charity to support, how do you find the right one? At The Business of Good, experts from businesses and non-profits shared their CSR insights

Feb 6, 2019
Is B.C. losing its edge?
Nick Rockel

It’s Saturday morning, but this feels like fright night. In the packed basement auditorium of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel, the BC Liberal Party is holding the Economy Alert rally of its annual convention. Lightning bolts flash across a...

Feb 4, 2019
How building a strong brand can make you more than a commodity
Ben Baker

A brand is the essence of a company and the reason people find it valuable to them or not. Too many companies forget this. They haven’t made an effort to understand who they are, what they do, who they do it for and why those people should care.

Jan 31, 2019
The Business of Good Is in Corporate Social Responsibility
By BCBusiness

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the business of doing good. So much more than a marketing opportunity, it’s about building a social purpose into your organization and making a real difference in your community and the world at large. On...

Jan 28, 2019
B.C.’s NDP government gets down to business
Felicity Stone

B.C. Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims has been busy on behalf of businesses. Last week she announced the launch of OrgBook BC, a new provincial government service that lets companies quickly and securely share verifiable business information online. Today Sims attended a breakfast hosted by our partner the BC Chamber of...

Jan 18, 2019
Opinion: 17 tips for successful business dining in our global business world
Sharon Schweitzer

Conducting business centred around a meal provides a level of shared experience that opens up a dialogue unlike ordinary meetings in the office. Dining in a restaurant or home allows an escape from the familiar work atmosphere and adds an element of social connectivity. Business meals can be an enjoyable...

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