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Canadian dollar shoots up almost a cent

"The Canadian dollar jumped more than a full cent higher against the U.S. greenback Friday after a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report. According to Bloomberg, the loonie hit an intraday high of 77.43 cents US shortly after the release of employment figures that showed U.S. job creation in April hit its lowest mark in more than five [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Canadian dollar shoots up almost a cent

Avis Budget buys Zipcar for $491M

"Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, aiming to capture a new type of customer and technology that will vastly expand its car rental options. Car sharing has become a popular alternative to traditional rentals in metropolitan areas and on college campuses, allowing members to get a vehicle [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Avis Budget buys Zipcar for $491M

Technology ‘Golden era’ coming_Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

"Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says when it comes to technology, "We're on the edge of the golden era." Bezos offered a glimpse of his vision of the future during an interview Tuesday at the Code Conference in Southern California. Of artificial intelligence, Bezos says, "It's probably hard to overstate how big of an impact it's going [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Technology ‘Golden era’ coming_Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Dual-income parents doubled in Canada

"The percentage of dual income families in Canada has almost doubled in the past 40 years, according to research released Monday by Statistics Canada. Between 1976 and 2015, the percentage of dual-income families with at least one child went from 36 per cent to 69 per cent. Over the same period, the proportion of families where [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Dual-income parents doubled in Canada

New platforms easier for investors to get data

“When worried investors ask the management of a privately held company how it’s doing financially, there’s often a scramble to provide them even the most rudimentary information. ‘We call it ‘interns and Excel’ – people will get on the phone and say, ‘I haven’t heard from you in three quarters,’ and they’ll send them a [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on New platforms easier for investors to get data

1.7 million Canadians work from home

"Like many Canadians, Carla Holub has gladly given up commuting for the ease and comfort of working from home. The 41-year-old WestJet sales agent says she has no regrets since she made the change three years ago to work from home. Telecommuting affords her the time to take her children to dance lessons and hockey [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on 1.7 million Canadians work from home

Beer business shares sold by Beau’s Brewery

East-Coast based Beau's Brewery has announced that they will begin to sell their beer business; though the sale is not taking place in the most traditional way. Rather than sell out-right the beer business is selling in shared, to the 150 employees of the brewery. "The plan is expected to take years to implement, but [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Beer business shares sold by Beau’s Brewery

Deadline looms for businesses planning to sell

There is a feature in the new federal budget that has private business owners making the decision to sell their business. According to the budget, private businesses will pay more taxes on the sale of their business starting January 1st, 2017. According to The Globe and Mail, "tax experts say the move, which was intended [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Deadline looms for businesses planning to sell

Canada’s job growth in Toronto & Vancouver

According to CBC News, Toronto and Vancouver have accounted for the entirety of job growth in Canada. Which means, as BMO's chief economist puts it, "That means the rest of the country has created precisely no new jobs in the past year". This is all the more unusual because, according to the same economist, those two [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Canada’s job growth in Toronto & Vancouver

A new look for BCBusinessBrokers.ca.

As you can likely tell, things look a little bit different here at BCBusinessBroker.ca. This is thanks to the hard work from PrimalCommunications.com who have brought our website up to match the standard of website that you would expect from your business broker. This new site is easier to navigate, and will be updated frequently [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on A new look for BCBusinessBrokers.ca.