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Jun 6, 2018
B.C. woman takes home Mompreneur award
By the Editors

Port Coquitlam native Kah-Mei Smith is one of this year’s recipients of a Mompreneur award, a prize given to Canadian mothers in business. Smith works an independent distributor of Young Living, which produces essential oils. Through her site The Daily Oilers, Smith and her team of 15 sell Young Living products...

Jun 4, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: One simple question that can help you communicate better
David MacLean

She thought I was joking. “No, seriously, I’m not joking.” "Yes, you are—you’re pulling my leg." “No, I’m not. That’s really what I hear.” My wife and I had been watching the national news. A story came on about the latest Internet sensation to...

Jun 1, 2018
Summer Reading List
By the Editors

SMALL IS BIG: Making the Next Great Small to Mid-Size DowntownsContrary to popular belief, Canada is mostly a suburban nation, says Michael von Hausen, president of MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc. in South Surrey. Of the country’s estimated 8,500...

May 30, 2018
Navigating the New Taxation Landscape Requires a Deft Touch

BCBusiness + Cindy David Financial Group Ltd. The release of the 2018 budget in February saw the federal government introduce amended rules on how passive investment income for Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) would be taxed. And while they are an improvement over...

May 28, 2018
Taxes, LNG and housing figure in BC Chamber of Commerce’s new policy resolutions
Nick Rockel

It took some doing—and some arguing—but the BC Chamber of Commerce passed 54 resolutions at its annual general meeting in Kamloops last weekend. The AGM, hosted by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, drew more than 200 delegates from around the province.

May 24, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Why you need a little grace grease
David MacLean

“He who covers over an offence promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” “A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offence.” I was thinking about these words of wisdom this week. Basically, they’re talking about grace. So, what does it mean to be...

May 23, 2018
Important Questions to Ask When You Want to Sell Your Business

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. For Pino Bacinello, president of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd., knowing where to start when deciding to sell one’s business requires asking self-directed questions — and ideally, asking those questions years before the...

May 4, 2018
DIY Management: How to create a mentally healthy workplace
Felicity Stone

A healthy workplace begins with a healthy executive team, observes Gravel. “If the executive team is not happy, if they are worried or upset, this will have a trickle-down effect that will quickly impact the entire workplace,” he warns. “Company...

May 3, 2018
Opinion: How to own the battle space for successful meetings
Richard Eaton

“When you have an ugly and bad meeting space, creativity and productivity are both likely casualties.” –Martin Senn We’ve all had the experience of attending a workshop intended to promote collaboration, innovation and team learning only to be stricken, lightly wounded...

Apr 24, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Get into your discomfort zone
David MacLean

“Dave, I’ve discovered that my comfort zone is outside my comfort zone.” What does that mean? “And I can’t remember the last time I went into work unafraid.” OK, now I was really confused... Years ago, at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, I...

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