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Dec 3, 2018
Opinion: 7 tips for hosting a successful networking event
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

There are two kinds of networking events. There are silver platter occasions where someone serves up a networking opportunity; you just have to show up. Then there are ones that you are hosting—a customer appreciation evening, the launch of a new product or a celebration of a company milestone. After successfully...

Nov 29, 2018
Opinion: What four decades in food taught me about running a successful business
Caren McSherry

During a 40-year career spanning food education and retail, I’ve learned not to sweat the small stuff in the kitchen. I might have the longest-running avocational cooking school in Canada, but it had humble beginnings: I hosted my first cooking class in my East Vancouver kitchen on a rainy November night...

Nov 26, 2018
Opinion: How to make networking part of your business planning
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac

Are you one of the people who contribute to the 34 percent of GDP that comes from small businesses in this province? In a recent article, “Go Figure: The big impact of small business,” BCBusiness reinforced the importance of small business to our province’s economy. Having been a small business owner...

Nov 21, 2018
Planning this year's holiday office party? Prepare for the unexpected
David Hamilton

We’ve all had (or been) that coworker who has a little too much fun and does something they completely regret the day after the annual holiday office party. If you’re on the event planning team for this year’s holiday party...

Nov 5, 2018
Go Figure: Recycling by the numbers
Melissa Edwards

As the Zero Waste Conference comes to the Vancouver Convention Centre for its seventh annual national event (November 8 and 9), we examine how B.C. is leaning into the circular economy

Oct 25, 2018
Opinion: Dos and don’ts of celebrating Halloween at the office
Sharon Schweitzer

Halloween reminds us of the dangers that lurk when mixing work and pleasure in business. There’s a need for a balance between productivity and company morale. What do business owners and employees need to remember ahead of October 31? 1. Respect...

Oct 23, 2018
Staffing challenges for B.C. businesses: poll
Felicity Stone

In September, on behalf of BCBusiness, Mustel Group surveyed 101 businesses across the province about whether they were affected by staffing shortages. The questions were based on takeaways from a BC Chamber of Commerce poll conducted last spring, but the...

Oct 22, 2018
Serious about your customers’ digital privacy? Here’s what you should be doing
By the Editors

The more information you have about your customers, the better, right? Guess again. As attendees heard at the recent Marketing Kingdom Canada conference in Vancouver, cybercriminals are working overtime to steal that data. If you’re overzealous about collecting client information, a privacy breach could mean big trouble for your business...

Oct 18, 2018
Go Figure: The big impact of small business
Melissa Edwards

As October brings a slew of local and national celebrations for small business—including B.C.’s Small Business Week, running the 15th through the 19th—we look at the big impact of little enterprise on this province

Sep 24, 2018
CHBA Says Speculation Tax Hurts B.C.'s Rep as a Safe Place to Invest

BCBusiness + CHBA CHBA BC is fighting to change policy that is having unintended consequences outside Metro Vancouver The B.C. government insists that its speculation tax, which is scheduled to be made into law this fall, will only affect one percent of...

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