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Jul 25, 2022
5 Questions: BEBC Society's Jackee Kasandy calls for changes to create a diverse business landscape
Nick Rockel

BEBC is a Black-led organization representing just over 1,000 members. We’re providing a unified platform for advocating and supporting Black entrepreneurs in Canada. Our reason for existence is to help Black businesses grow, scale up and become sustainable. I like seeing...

Jul 19, 2022
Two Vancouver companies get a slice of Pizza Hut's $20,000 program for minority-owned small businesses
Rushmila Rahman

Pizza Hut Canada might be known for delicious, affordable pies, but the amount of dough it’s willing to roll out to support minority-owned businesses is anything but small. “We believe opportunity is meant to be shared, just like pizza,” said...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Sean Blishen gets lit (and nervously excited) with Kilig Candle Co.
Nick Rockel

Life Story: For Sean Blishen, suffering a serious car accident in 2019 proved to be a pivotal event. Raised in Vancouver, Blishen dabbled in marketing, journalism and fashion studies after graduating high school. She also worked at Aritzia until her mother...

Jun 30, 2022
Shift Happens: Why you should watch what you say, especially in the workplace
Guy Saddy

You’re a “mature” male, out clothes-shopping with your wife. While you’re trying on pants, one of the sales staff asks you to turn around, and then, her eyes locked on your backside, says to your partner, “Lucky you!” Everybody laughs.

Jun 16, 2022
Amazon's (free) pop-up market on June 18 will showcase 50 small businesses in Vancouver
Rushmila Rahman

When you hear the name Amazon, “small business” probably doesn't come to mind. But the American retail giant's upcoming pop-up event on June 18 is all about showcasing products from 50 small businesses in Vancouver that sell through Amazon's e-commerce site.

Jun 13, 2022
Heading into a tough negotiation? A local consultant gives 5 tips to winning big
Rushmila Rahman

Walking into a negotiation is kind of like confessing your love for someone: every word matters. Business consultant Jenna Bayuk, who founded Vancouver-based Kinship Kollective in 2019, spent 15 years helping entrepreneurs across various industries to develop their companies, market their...

Jun 5, 2022
All Black-owned small businesses in Vancouver qualify for this $125,000 grant
Rushmila Rahman

Toronto-based Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is offering a $125,000 Small Business grant to Black-owned businesses in Vancouver. This is the law firm’s third annual grant, the previous two having focused on Toronto and Calgary respectively. The initiative started as a...

May 27, 2022
5 things to do when you land your dream C-suite job, according to these global headhunters
Rushmila Rahman

When it comes to hiring, there's no such thing as the perfect candidate, especially for C-suite positions. Vancouver-based Alisha Adams and Tess Sloane, founders of global headhunting firm Eleven Eleven Talent Collective, know that all too well. The firm, which...

May 19, 2022
EY's Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year finalists are a mix of old and new
Nathan Caddell

When browsing over the list of EY’s Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year finalists, it’s hard not to feel a little bit like the hipster who actually saw that super popular band play at a tiny bar years ago. After all...

May 5, 2022
Global tech and media brands are at high risk of losing followers: report
Rushmila Rahman

The fear of being #cancelled is not just a celebrity or influencer thing anymore—it’s very much a branding concern as well. In fact, Canadians are willing to vote with their wallets when it comes to brand values, according to the 2022 Gustavson...

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