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Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Lisa Shields
Felicity Stone

In 2015, EY named Lisa Shields Entrepreneur of the Year winner in its innovative technology and financial services category for her Hyperwallet Systems Inc. The same year, Shields stepped away (she is still a board member and shareholder) to launch...

Mar 16, 2018
Numerology: Weighing the cost of spring break
Melissa Edwards

That’s how much the average British Columbian in a 2017 Ipsos poll said they expected to lay out for their family over March break—the highest spend in the country, more than 50 percent above the national average. But the big...

Mar 13, 2018
New in-depth website the ultimate resource for business owners
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Up until now, a person involved in a business dispute had to retain a lawyer to get an understanding of his/her rights and obligations and possible actions. There was no online repository that could...

Mar 13, 2018
Matrix: Vancouver's money makeover
Nathan Caddell and Scott Neufeld

Call it Western financial alienation. With Canada’s big banks and traditional finance players headquartered in Toronto, perhaps it’s no surprise that B.C. is home to many of the country’s most promising and disruptive fintech companies. Backed by some sizeable investments...

Mar 9, 2018
Poll: Small business tax changes
By BCBusiness

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is proposing changes to small business taxation, including limiting the ability of a business owner to pay less tax through so-called income sprinkling to family members; restricting the use of small business corporations for making passive investments such as buying and selling shares of other...

Mar 9, 2018
The next phase in the legalization of marijuana
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP The impending legalization of cannabis for recreational use is galvanizing entrepreneurs who envision its enormous retail potential. But bona fide medical research into the more than 150 components of the plant promises to have...

Feb 28, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: The Bosa Family Foundation creates community
Felicity Stone

“We gave in an ad hoc way for many, many years,” says Bosa Family Foundation director Sylvia Bosa, of the Robert Bosa development companies’ approach to donating to charity. “It’s really people pulling at your heartstrings, and it’s reactive,” she explains. “It’s business associates: ‘Oh, my son’s school’s doing this.’...

Feb 28, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: Rick Hansen motions the way
Felicity Stone

When Rick Hansen set off on his Man in Motion World Tour in March 1985, he planned to spend two or three years raising awareness about the potential of people with disabilities and then return to wheelchair marathoning at the Paralympic Games. Thirty-three years later, he is CEO of a...

Feb 27, 2018
The Not-For-Profit Motive: Lotte Davis builds schools and careers in Africa
Felicity Stone

Originally from South Africa, Lotte Davis co-founded AG Hair, which manufactures professional hair care products, in 1989 with her husband, John Davis, in the basement of their North Vancouver home. “I always knew that I wanted to go back to Africa,” says Davis, who had immigrated to Toronto in 1960...

Feb 26, 2018
Opinion: 6 ways to futureproof your business from HSBC
Noel Quinn

Every year, leaders from across the globe gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world and plan for the future. But thinking about what’s coming next isn’t just the preserve of multinational CEOs. Every good business...

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