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Nov 9, 2017
Numerology: Artisanal markets in B.C. kick off the gift-buying season
Melissa Edwards

As the gift-buying season approaches, that’s about how many craft markets will set up across the province to help local potters, carvers, glass blowers, jewelry makers and other artisans get their wares into holiday shoppers’ hands. Indie fairs are growing...

Oct 30, 2017
DIY Management: How to manage an employee who knows more than you
Felicity Stone

1. RECOGNIZE YOUR STRENGTHS “You were hired for a reason, and often that reason has to do with things that your employees can’t do, like strategic planning or strategy execution, perhaps coaching or bringing out the best in the team,”...

Oct 27, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in November 2017

BC BUSINESS SUMMITThemed Scaling Up for Prosperity in a Changing World, this year’s Business Council of B.C. event explores such topics as how to leverage the province’s position as Canada’s gateway to the Asia Pacific and the northern hub of the Cascadia...

Oct 25, 2017
WiFi and your business: On-the-go connectivity to improve customer experience
Chris Hinton

BCBusiness + Shaw For small- and medium-sized businesses, offering customers and visitors complimentary WiFi access can be can be one of the factors that differentiates competitors. From dentists’ offices to department stores and everything in between, providing a reliable WiFi solution for customers and employees may prove to be more valuable than...

Oct 24, 2017
How to give a proper handshake
Steve Burgess

There are a couple of time-honoured strategies for dealing with business partners, clients and the public. One is to treat others with respect, expecting to be treated the same way in return. Another is to establish your authority via displays...

Oct 23, 2017
Nominations are open for the Small Business BC Awards
Nathan Caddell

A pop-up shop on Vancouver’s Main Street that might sell necklaces during the day before housing an intimate concert at night; a German deli in Delta run by a certified “Fleischer Meister”; a North Vancouver boxing gym that preaches diversity and inclusion. These are just some of the companies vying for...

Oct 20, 2017
4 Startup Canada awards go to B.C. winners
By the Editors

The winners of the fourth annual Startup Canada Awards, announced at a ceremony October 19 in Ottawa, include four from B.C.: • Patrice Mousseau, CEO, Satya Organics | Indigenous Entrepreneur Award • Manny Padda, Founder, New Avenue Capital | Entrepreneur Promotion Award • Startup Kamloops | Startup Canada Community of the Year • Hootsuite...

Oct 16, 2017
Why Ottawa's proposed tax changes have small business owners up in arms—and what could happen next
Scott Neufeld

The federal government’s July announcement that it was proposing changes to the way private corporations are taxed unleashed an uproar that's sure to continue for some time. On October 16, soon after closing the 75-day public consultation period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and...

Oct 3, 2017
5 ways to make the most of prime networking season
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

Autumn is prime time for networking events as business associations and networking groups increase their offerings. Plus, there’s something satisfying about revving up your networking participation after the summer networking doldrums. Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, makes one of the...

Sep 27, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in October 2017

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMITThis one-day event presented by Small Business BC kicks off with a trade show and ends with a networking reception. In between, workshops offer tips on digital marketing, social media and networking; a panel of young entrepreneurs discuss...

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