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Jul 27, 2017
Battle of the bras
By BCBusiness

The Vancouver-based athleisurewear company claims that four of Under Armour’s sports bras are similar to Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s Energy Bra and that “Under Armour’s unauthorized acts have caused and will continue to cause irreparable damage to Lululemon and its business.” In...

Jul 26, 2017
Can money buy happiness? Here's what the latest research says
By BCBusiness

For years people have told us that buying experiences, not things, is the key to a happy life. A new study from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences appears to burst that bubble. After analyzing 10,000 responses to a national survey...

Jul 21, 2017
New Ways for Business Travellers to Explore the Sunshine Coast

BCBusiness + Sunshine Coast Nestled in the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia you will discover one of our province’s most beautiful destinations: the Sunshine Coast. With its laid-back atmosphere, craggy bluffs, rocky shorelines, pristine lakes and dense rainforests, the Sunshine Coast has something to offer year-round, whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure...

Jul 19, 2017
Poll: How much do you plan to spend on your summer vacation?

In April, Mustel Group conducted a poll for BCBusiness, asking 228 B.C. residents: How much do you plan to spend on your summer vacation? It’s not surprising that younger people were more likely to spend less, not only because of...

Jul 19, 2017
Facebook reaction favours Squamish over South Surrey for proposed Great Wolf Lodge
By BCBusiness

The Jim Pattison-owned chain of family-style resorts has been looking at Squamish for a few years. Recent confirmation from Great Wolf Lodge vice-president Keith Simmonds confirms the company is considering South Surrey for a reported $150-million, 400-room hotel and water-park...

Jul 10, 2017
5 ways to plan for retirement

BCBusiness + Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd. Retirement planning can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Cindy David, who is one of the top estate planners in the country, suggests a comprehensive range of services that include financial planning, tax, and investment-advisory services to prepare your retirement plan. David, who incorporated under Cindy David Financial...

Jun 20, 2017
Cameron Chell's captivating message of overcoming adversity

BCBusiness + Power of Success Not everyone gets the burden—or the chance—to rebuild their life from scratch. Cameron Chell did. And his journey is an inspirational tale that might surprise you. “I don’t know if I will ever have the same financial status that I had back when that’s all I ‘cared’...

Jun 6, 2017
Travel and retail experiences to check out in June
Marcie Good

This summer, Mountain Equipment Co-op is launching B.C. backcountry mountain bike trips. Guided by a professional rider, the tours span seven days and include accommodation, most meals, shuttles and transfers. Trips are limited to six riders and vary from intermediate...

May 25, 2017
Is it appropriate for businesses to talk politics?
Steve Burgess

Unless you peddle buttons, cardboard signs or television airtime, or you own a hot-dog stand near a polling place, this month’s provincial election is unlikely to influence what products you sell. And yet as politics becomes more polarized, not every...

May 18, 2017
This private island is a playground for the rich–and Hawaii's best-kept secret
Amanda Ross

There’s perhaps no bigger status buy than the private island. Thanks to Justin Trudeau’s Christmas vacation, we now all know about the Aga Khan’s Bahamian getaway, and Richard Branson has long used his Necker Island as an advertisement for the...

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