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Jun 11, 2020
Tips for buying or selling a small business during COVID-19 and beyond
Nick Rockel

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted just about everything—and buying or selling a business is no exception. For some insight into where things are headed, we asked Pino Bacinello, founder and president of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers, which has offices...

Jun 2, 2020
Vancouver consultant shares out-of-office responder for black entrepreneurs
Nathan Caddell

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and the worldwide protests that have followed, a Vancouver entrepreneur is reminding their fellow black business owners that it's OK to not get back to everyone. Cicely Belle Blain of...

May 27, 2020
Opinion: What if the Earth stopped spinning?
Ben Baker

Titles won’t get us through this crisis; however, people with insight, creativity, the ability to develop trust and the courage to move forward will. People around us right now are starving for leadership. They’re unsure of where they are, let alone what the future holds. They need reassurance and guidance to help them stop grabbing their knees and rocking back and forth, so they can get up and walk toward the unknown with confidence...

May 21, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... CuePath Innovation’s Bruce Nunn
Alyssa Hirose

When he’s not kayaking, drinking wine or playing lead guitar in his classic rock cover band, Bruce Nunn shreds up the local technology industry stage. Nunn leads sales and marketing for CuePath Innovation, a Vancouver-based health-care tech company that delivers...

May 15, 2020
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Leadership is a contact sport
David MacLean

Decades ago, I coached football. Years before that, I played football. Sometimes I joke that I used to be a really good athlete about 30 pounds ago. Football is a true contact sport. Hitting—physical contact—is a major part of the game. Hitting isn’t incidental to football; it’s the point.

May 12, 2020
Here’s your chance to weigh in on BC’s Restart Plan
By the Editors

Last week, Premier John Horgan announced BC’s Restart Plan, which outlines the next stage of managing the COVID-19 pandemic and how the province will begin getting people back to work. In its third Pulse Check survey, the BC Chamber of Commerce wants to hear what you expect to happen under the new guidelines...

May 11, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Nala moves from pits to palms
Alyssa Hirose

“We are definitely not the first to think of this,” says Ada Juristovski, co-founder of Nala. “And if anything, it’s something we are proud to be part of.” The Vancouver-based skincare brand has specialized in natural deodorant since it launched in...

May 8, 2020
Opinion: 5 tips for better communications during the next phase of COVID-19
Kylie McMullan and Julia Smith

COVID-19 has created many new challenges for companies, and communications are no exception. Among the questions that businesses have grappled with: what to communicate, when to say it, with what tone and how often? The next phase of the pandemic, with governments at home and abroad looking to start reopening the economy, will also bring its own set of challenges.

May 7, 2020
Opinion: Top 3 priorities for small businesses in crisis
David Gens

Never in modern history has the stress level for business owners been as high as it is today. I believe that almost every small business across the globe is in some form of crisis management. Some have the good fortune...

May 6, 2020
New Vancouver shoe brand tiptoes into business
Alyssa Hirose

Lorraine Ng’s family has been in the shoe business for 30 years, but no amount of experience could have prepared her for the COVID-19 outbreak in B.C.—which coincided perfectly with her company’s kickoff. While her family’s business is factory-based, Ng’s...

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