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Apr 24, 2014 - Small business confidence in British Columbia increased slightly in April, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business announced April 24.    Full Article


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Mixed reviews greet Vancouver's cigarette recycling

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Mixed reviews greet Vancouver's cigarette recycling program

Apr 21, 2014 - Six months after launching the world's first cigarette recycling program, proponents have mixed opinions about whether the project is a success.... Full Article

Ask the experts: I need to raise money for my startup – should I crowdfund?

Apr 01, 2014 - Smart crowdfunding campaigns can help a business tap into wide pool of new investors Full Article

Effective cash-flow management is crucial to your company's financial health

Mar 31, 2014 - Continual forecasting can help you avoid a cash crunch Full Article

Protect your business against future capital gains tax

Mar 24, 2014 - Life insurance benefits can pay taxes owed to benefit your heirs Full Article

Surrey snowboarder fashions ski-wear success

Mar 18, 2014 - One-man startup with global aspirations harnesses online marketing strategies Full Article

Federal government must help small businesses raise capital: IIAC

Mar 06, 2014 - Small businesses often have difficulty raising capital and the federal government needs to do more to help their cause, according to Investment... Full Article

BDC seeking Canada’s most innovative start-up

Feb 19, 2014 - Attention all entrepreneurs: the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is teaming up with Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity... Full Article

Family business report: Open communication is key when spouses go into business together

Feb 18, 2014 - When partners have different levels of risk tolerance for company expansion, trust and faith can save both business and marriage Full Article

Family business report: Due diligence, tax planning, managing expectations among the key areas to consider when selling the family business

Feb 18, 2014 - Tax planning in advance of a transaction can help reduce the costs of a deal, improve returns and manage risks Full Article

B.C. town wins national award for cutting red tape

Jan 31, 2014 - The City of Langford, British Columbia, grabbed the national spotlight Thursday, earning the 2014 Golden Scissors Award for its plan to reform... Full Article

B.C. small business owners most confident in the country

Jan 31, 2014 - Business confidence across the province dipped slightly in January compared with one month prior, but British Columbian entrepreneurs still remain ... Full Article

Business in Vancouver's Ask the Experts magazine

Jan 29, 2014 - Each week, Business in Vancouver asks experts from across Metro Vancouver to share their advice on everyday business problems, like how to keep... Full Article

Pets now on board raw-food diet bandwagon

Jan 28, 2014 - North Vancouver’s Red Dog Deli profits from growing market for premium pet food Full Article

Red tape costs Canadians $10 billion a year: CFIB

Jan 27, 2014 - Government paperwork costs the average Canadian $730 a year in fees and time spend filling out forms, according to the Canadian Federation for... Full Article

Small business report: HSBC opts out of small-business business

Jan 14, 2014 - New bankers easy to find, but without a long-standing relationship with them, small-business access to loans is limited Full Article

Small business report: New net phone targets small business

Jan 14, 2014 - Internet-based phone service designed for micro-businesses Full Article

B.C. business confidence highest in Canada

Jan 03, 2014 - As business optimism across Canada fell to its lowest level since June, small business owners in British Columbia reported having the highest... Full Article

Student entrepreneurs shine with T-shirt success

Dec 17, 2013 - Today’s youth more inclined to start their own businesses than work for others: JABC Full Article

Canadian small business owners use holiday season to “reset” work-life balance: survey

Dec 09, 2013 - More than three-quarters (78%) of small business owners (SBOs) use the holiday season to re-establish a balance between personal and work life,... Full Article

B.C. business confidence grows to highest level in two years

Nov 28, 2013 - Business confidence in British Columbia grew in November to its highest level since mid-2011, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business... Full Article

Surrey business hot on the trail of finding Fido

Nov 26, 2013 - Al and Alesha MacLellan hope to expand their Petsearchers service across Canada Full Article

Summit for “mompreneurs” to be held in Vancouver

Nov 15, 2013 - The third annual mSummit – an event that brings together mothers in business – is being held in Vancouver November 16.... Full Article

City of Surrey approves formation of Newton BIA

Nov 15, 2013 - Surrey council formally approved the creation of the Newton Business Improvement Association (NBIA) November 12, paving the way for Newton... Full Article

Holy Crap! Sechelt woman chosen for prestigious EY program

Nov 15, 2013 - Holy Crap Cereal CEO Corin Mullins has been chosen by EY to participate in its 2013 Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, making her one of only... Full Article

Kenney eases up on job grant funding requirements for small business

Nov 08, 2013 - Federal employment minister Jason Kenney and provincial jobs ministers say they are making progress on the contentious Canada Job Grant program,... Full Article

Provincial government releases annual small business data

Oct 30, 2013 - British Columbia has the highest number of small businesses per capita in the country, with 83.5 small enterprises for every 1,000 people in the... Full Article

Social media use among small business owners on the rise

Oct 25, 2013 - Canadian entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to social media to promote their company brands, with a more than 40% increase in usage in just... Full Article

Two B.C. companies win CFIB Small Biz Championship

Oct 25, 2013 - Two British Columbia businesses – Esteem Lingerie and Spud Shack Fry Co. – have been selected as Small Biz Champions in a contest put... Full Article

Over half of B.C. small business owners have regrets about how they started their companies: Scotiabank

Oct 23, 2013 - The majority of small business owners in British Columbia admit they would have done things differently when they started their companies,... Full Article

B.C. takes biggest drop in Canada in small business-friendly tax ranking: CFIB

Oct 23, 2013 - British Columbia saw the biggest drop in Canada between 2009 and 2013 in the Canadian Federation of Independent Business' (CFIB) ranking of small... Full Article

Kelowna one of country's top entrepreneurial cities, Vancouver not in top 10: CFIB

Oct 21, 2013 - Kelowna is British Columbia's most entrepreneurial city when looking at cities with populations over 150,000 and eighth in Canada overall, while... Full Article

Small Business Week: Forging relationships

Oct 15, 2013 - Regular networking is essential for those wanting to open up opportunities through new connections Full Article

Small Business Week: Brush up on those hunting skills

Oct 15, 2013 - Lack of resources, poor time-management skills or not having a good handle on what it is you're selling may be a barrier to keeping and attracting ... Full Article

Small Business Week: Personal touch is the key

Oct 15, 2013 - Consumers choose the people behind a business, not just the product: small-business coach Full Article

Over 98% of businesses in Canada are small businesses: BDC

Oct 15, 2013 - Of the more than 1.1 million businesses currently operating in Canada, 98.2% of those have fewer than 100 employees, according to information... Full Article

Generation Y highly entrepreneurial: Intuit

Oct 09, 2013 - Members of Generation Y – also known as millennials – have a strong sense of entrepreneurship that is reshaping the Canadian economy,... Full Article

Small Business BC offering free seminars for entrepreneurs

Oct 04, 2013 - In recognition of Small Business Month, Small Business BC is offering a series of free seminars and webinars to entrepreneurs looking to develop... Full Article

Small Business report: Getting poor results from your marketing? Try this magic formula

Oct 01, 2013 - Small businesses that want to have continued success need to always be considering their sales and marketing strategies.... Full Article

Small Business report: Growth prospects

Oct 01, 2013 - Economic gardening puts emphasis on developing local businesses Full Article

Small Business report: Starting out

Oct 01, 2013 - New businesses challenged by marketing needs and lack of rent controls Full Article

CFIB launches online small business directory

Sep 25, 2013 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched an online directory of Canadian small businesses, the organization announced... Full Article

Craft brewery benefits from Surrey City partnership

Sep 24, 2013 - Central City set to move into $35 million expanded facility and double its staff numbers Full Article

Business growth: Ask the experts

Sep 10, 2013 - Family can provide help but are not always the wisest choice Full Article

Gen Y Canadians feel buying local should involve online services

Sep 03, 2013 - Canadians from Generation Y support small businesses because of convenience and personal service, but feel they would benefit from offering online ... Full Article

Canada ranks in top five countries for entrepreneurship: EY

Aug 28, 2013 - Canada ranks amongst the top five countries for entrepreneurship, according to EY’s G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer released August 27.... Full Article

Economic uncertainty hits province's franchise sector

Aug 13, 2013 - Potential franchisees willing to gamble less; more university grads mulling franchise opportunities as job market options dwindle Full Article

Payment technology contest targets Canadian small businesses

Aug 06, 2013 - Payment technology company Square has announced a contest aimed at Canadian small businesses.... Full Article

Across Canada, B.C. small businesses are most concerned about red tape: CFIB

Jul 25, 2013 - B.C. small business owners are showing a "steady optimism," but are the most concerned in the country when it comes to the effect of tax and... Full Article

HSBC to loan $1 billion to small businesses expanding overseas

Jul 18, 2013 - Vancouver-based HSBC Bank Canada announced July 17 that it has earmarked $1 billion to loan to small and medium-sized businesses seeking to expand ... Full Article

BMO boosts small business lending in Metro Vancouver

Jul 17, 2013 - The number of loans that Bank of Montreal is giving Metro Vancouver small business owners has risen more than 10% compared with last year, the... Full Article

Small business report: Barre none

Jul 02, 2013 - Karen and Jey Wyder's new exercise studio franchise focuses on ballet and community values Full Article

Small business report: Get your head in the cloud

Jul 02, 2013 - Technologies like VoIP, SaaS and mobile can dramatically reduce startup costs for small businesses Full Article

Small business report: The art of self-promotion: Five ways to get noticed

Jul 02, 2013 - When entrepreneurs read about marketing concepts and create plans, they often get all wrapped up in jargon and strategies that just won't work on... Full Article

Small business report: A growing business

Jul 02, 2013 - Lawn and garden company Clean Air Yard Care eyeing the Lower Mainland for expansion Full Article

Small business report: Accelerators help companies jump-start their dreams

Jul 02, 2013 - You want to start a new business or social enterprise, how do you launch your dream? Should you apply for a commerce degree or perhaps an MBA to... Full Article




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