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An efficient supply chain connects the nexus of Canada’s West Coast to the rest of the country, the U.S., Asia and other emerging trade partners.


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One of the most ethnically diverse cities in all of Canada, Richmond residents and workers offer extensive language and cultural capabilities and connections.


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Canadian business costs are the lowest in the G-7, 14.6% lower than the U.S., and made even more competitive through government incentives for trade and innovation.


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Enjoy a mild west coast climate rich with natural beauty, world-class health care and education, and plenty of options for sport, cultural and entertainment experiences.


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Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that businesses consider their online presence and equip themselves with an understanding of what their website metrics mean and how to leverage them. Google Analytics is a commonly used analytics tool that lets business owners and marketers alike collect website data, gain insights about the website’s health, and derive

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Local Event Company Fighting the Pandemic

Photo credit: Scene Ideas Physical distancing, small social circles, fewer faces and bigger spaces – all things we have heard time and time again during this COVID-19 pandemic. All live events – concerts, conferences, trade shows, weddings – have been cancelled and many businesses have had to close their doors for good. But local live

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Richmond Business News – November 2020

 Photo: bioLytical Laboratories November’s Business in Richmond monthly e-newsletter covers a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Richmond-based bioLytical Laboratories announces launch of INSTI 1-Minute COVID-19 Antibody Test bioLytical Laboratories announced the release in Europe of a new one-minute antibody test for COVID-19 following the notification of CE approval,

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Should I Be Thinking About Buying an Existing Business During COVID-19?

Sadly, in today’s COVID-19 climate, many small businesses are struggling. As someone who has been thinking about making the journey into small business ownership you are probably wondering if this is the right time to be looking to acquire an existing business for sale. Two of the first questions for many who are considering buying

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“A diverse and highly skilled workforce and proximity to the Vancouver International Airport and the largest port in Canada are among the competitive advantages that allow us to do business around the world, from our headquarters right here in Richmond.”

– Geoff Chutter, CEO of WhitewaterWest Industries