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Dec 15, 2017
DIY Management: How to write a business plan
Felicity Stone

1. Start with a template“Most business plans start with an executive summary, and that’s the first thing that people need to see,” Aveledo says, “but that is done at the end.” A template should include sections covering the business concept;...

Dec 12, 2017
Premier John Horgan courts business crowd at BC Chamber of Commerce luncheon
Nick Rockel

Last Friday (December 8), Premier John Horgan took the opportunity to show that he’s a man of his word. At the BC Chamber of Commerce’s annual Premier and Cabinet Luncheon in Vancouver, Horgan said his government would make a decision...

Dec 11, 2017
The BC Chamber of Commerce Premier and Cabinet Luncheon 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 250 members of the business community and chambers of commerce attended the BC Chamber of Commerce Premier and Cabinet Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on December 8. Sponsored by FortisBC and Port of Vancouver, the event began with...

Dec 8, 2017
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: This key to success will help you excel
David MacLean

What’s the key to success? Talk to 100 people, and you may get 100 answers. How would you answer that question? It may depend on your definition of success. How would you define success? This week I heard two different perspectives on the...

Dec 7, 2017
Opinion: 4 big bad sales myths
Justin Jones

I recently had the opportunity to debunk a few myths about wolves. I visited the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and came face-to-face with some misconceptions. Our culture is permeated with tales of the Big Bad Wolf, leading to widespread hunting...

Dec 5, 2017
Poll: Is your business ready for natural disasters?

Given the number of natural disasters in North America alone recently, in October, BCBusiness asked Mustel Group to survey provincial businesses on how prepared they are. Of the 203 owners contacted, “four in 10 think that they do have a plan, but still that leaves six in 10 that have...

Nov 30, 2017
Team-building can improve your bottom line

A happy employee is an engaged employee—but it doesn’t just happen. Employees need to feel valued and relevant. And when employees are engaged, productivity can increase as much as twofold. It needn’t be complicated. In fact, team-building events and activities can boost employee engagement by up to 40 per cent. They need...

Nov 30, 2017
Opinion: What Canadian sales teams need to know and do to prepare for NAFTA changes
Gord Smith

If you’re a leader of a Canadian company or sales organization that sells in the U.S., changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could significantly impact your business, relationships, and sales. Here’s what you need to know and do to prepare as the NAFTA showdown heats up.

Nov 29, 2017
In praise of name tags: weekly networking tip from Shepa Learning
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

Academy Award buzz is all over actor/director Greta Gerwig’s new movie, Lady Bird. Gerwig, who wrote and directed the film, tells Chris Knight of the National Post that her experience as an actress gave her a first-hand view of the director’s skills behind the camera.

Nov 28, 2017
Opinion: How to turn stress into strength with an antifragile mindset
Laurie Schultz

Many C-suite executives overlook the benefits of creating an antifragile workplace. Exactly what is antifragility? The term antifragile gained popularity after Nassim Nicholas Taleb published the book Antifragility: Things That Gain From Disorder in 2012. Taleb explored the impact of stress and how...

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