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Jan 26, 2018
6 steps to protect your company from cybercriminals
Nathan Caddell

It’s no surprise that companies everywhere are taking steps to become digital organizations. As work and commerce keep migrating online, businesses of all sizes and descriptions have no choice but embrace digitization. In doing so, they’re exposing themselves to inherent risks. No matter what product or...

Jan 22, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Know your what, why and how
David MacLean

A story is told of three stonemasons working on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, sometime between 1675 and 1710. They were all asked the same question: “What are you doing?” The first man answered, “I’m mixing mortar.” The second man replied, “I’m helping to...

Dec 20, 2017
How not to get shot by an ex-employee—and how Paul Dragan survived
Steve Burgess

It is Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. At the False Creek end of Vancouver’s Davie Street, grocery shoppers come and go at Urban Fare, and a woman pushes a baby carriage up the street toward Pacific Boulevard. A thick-set man...

Dec 19, 2017
Leadership: Views From the Top

Leadership: Shoulder to shoulder, Lyndon and Jamie Cormack lead global phenomenon Herschel SupplySo, this is where my kids’ backpacks got their start. At Herschel Supply Co. headquarters in East Vancouver’s rough-hewn Railtown neighbourhood, the atmosphere on a sunny August morning...

Dec 19, 2017
Reading List December 2017
BCBusiness staff

THE STARTUP WAY: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-term GrowthEric Ries, author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which introduced the term “pivot” to the business lexicon, has pivoted himself. Now...

Dec 18, 2017
Product Management: A skillset for meeting market demands

BCBusiness + BrainStation Delivering customer value is the lifeblood of every company. Regardless of your role within a business, be it as sales leader, marketing manager, or customer service representative, you can benefit immensely from an entrepreneurial skillset. Successful entrepreneurs identify opportunities...

Dec 18, 2017
Make More Sales with Social Selling

Linked Into Leads is a Vancouver-based training and lead-generation company that finds, qualifies and connects clients with pre-screened buyers so they can focus on closing deals and increasing revenues for their business. Trevor Turnbull, CEO of Linked Into Leads &...

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...

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