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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...

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...

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