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Sep 20, 2017
6 ways to enhance the value of your business
By BCBusiness

Want to buy a business in Canada? Looks like you'll have plenty of options. In a new BDC survey of 2,500 Canadian entrepreneurs, 41 per cent of respondents said they would probably exit their company within five years, citing retirement as the...

Sep 20, 2017
Opinion: Proposed federal tax changes will hurt small business and the B.C. economy
Val Litwin

For decades, small businesses and entrepreneurs have been lauded as the backbone of the economy, held up as examples of the innovative and creative Canadian spirit, and praised for their role in economic growth, job creation, and prosperity, even in...

Sep 14, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in September 2017

CANWEST HORT EXPOManaged by the BC Landscaping & Nursery Association, CanWest has been the meeting place for the province’s nursery and landscape buyers and sellers for 35 years. Over a two-day period, 3,000 industry professionals will visit nearly 300 booths. Among...

Sep 13, 2017
DIY Management: How to coach a sales team
Felicity Stone

Telus Corp. and the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA), headquartered in Toronto, launch a new sales training and certification program for the Vancouver-based telecom’s employees this fall. CPSA president and CEO Peter Irwin, and Louis Morin, VP of sales performance culture at Telus, share a few tips

Sep 7, 2017
7 ways to rock the elevator talk
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

There are a number of networking situations that feel kind of uncomfortable, but this spot—the elevator—is right up at the top of the list. You get into the elevator, you are forced to stand closer to people than most of...

Aug 16, 2017
Why bailing is bad
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

On a sinking rowboat bailing is probably a good thing to do, but the kind of bailing we are writing about is what the New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks calls last-minute bailing on a commitment. In “The Golden...

Aug 8, 2017
Expert advice for entrepreneurs
Dee Hon

Sam Wainwright owns and operates Refine and Design Custom Homes and Renovations, a busy contracting firm he runs from a neatly appointed office in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. The company offers a suite of building and renovation services for homeowners, and...

Aug 1, 2017
The handshake: Is it a power move?
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

You would think that the simple handshake has turned into a major power play if you’ve been watching Donald Trump shaking hands. Trump has made #handshake a top-trending topic. His Gotcha Handshake, where he grabs the other person’s right elbow...

Jul 25, 2017
DIY Management: How to manage an underperforming employee
Felicity Stone

5 tips from Eitan Sharir, president of culture and organizational performance at Dynamic Achievement Group, a corporate culture, leadership and performance consultancy in West Vancouver, and Danielle van Jaarsveld, associate professor and division chair of organizational behaviour and human resources at UBC’s Sauder School of Business

Jul 21, 2017
FedEx Still Reeling After Ransomware Attack

Global shipping giant FedEx has been scrambling to restore its online databases after a June Petya ransomware attack wreaked havoc on the company's computer systems and crippled shipments from their European TNT Express subsidiary. This was the latest in a recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks that experts predict will cost...

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