World Tourism Day – Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organization were adopted. The 2019 World Tourism Day theme is Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all.

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Richmond Business News – September 2019

Photo submitted by Clarissa Roque September’s local business headlines highlight Richmond’s diverse economy with stories ranging from award-winning jacket designs, pharmaceutical drone deliveries to a new coding centre opening in Steveston. MDA Selected to Build Robotic Interfaces for Canadarm3 on NASA-led Gateway MDA, a Maxar company, announced that it has been awarded two contracts from

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5 Tips for Creating an E-Commerce Website for Market Expansion

How can you use the Internet to grow your business and expand into new markets? To answer this question, BDC conducted a survey of almost 1,500 Canadian entrepreneurs. Read the entire Expand Online study here. BDC’s Philippe Desjardins, who specializes in helping entrepreneurs with their digital strategies, says companies that have e-commerce websites generally see their

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Richmond-based startup using innovative clean technology for the urban delivery market

It’s been six months since they won the New Ventures Competition presented by Innovate BC, one of North America’s largest startup business competitions, and Volta Air is showing no signs of slowing down. The Richmond-based startup has created a cost-effective and sustainable refrigeration solution for the urban delivery market. “The amount of greenhouse gas emissions

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Sector Profile – Cleantech Innovation in Richmond

Cleantech continues to gain momentum in Richmond as local businesses take part in the global surge in demand for green innovation. Cleantech currently employs over 8,500 B.C. residents and according to Export Development Canada, by 2020 the total worldwide investment in cleantech is expected to rise to $2.5 trillion. Richmond businesses are capitalizing on this rapidly growing,

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Founder of Richmond’s Fastest Growing Business reflects on 10 Years of Combatting Waste

Waste costs businesses money. Garbage and recycling haulers charge every time their trucks make a pick up, regardless of what contents are actually in the bins. Most businesses rely on these same hauling vendors for advice on how to manage waste – even though it’s in the haulers’ best interests if waste output goes up.

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Small Business Pop-Up @ City Hall on Jan. 22

Join us on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 for a Small Business Pop-Up, hosted in partnership with Small Business BC. Learn about the key steps to start-up or grow a business, as well as the support services available to you every step of the way. Free one-on-one business advisory sessions are also available on a first-come,

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Scaling up your food business with a co-packer

With the vacancy rate for industrial space at an all-time low and the market for space and employees extremely competitive in Metro Vancouver, it has become increasingly important for food manufacturing businesses to carefully evaluate the different production models available to them. Building a custom commercial kitchen or leasing a space might make sense for

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How this Richmond company is solving a $2 million research challenge

There’s no shortage of tools to help businesses of all sizes grow in today’s world: accelerators and incubators host start-ups, blockchain technology helps businesses track transactions and keep records securely, and social media enables companies to reach global markets in mere seconds. But how does a company find that most crucial – while perhaps least

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10 ways to make it easier for your business to get government funding

Government grants, contributions, and tax credits are a great source of funding for SMEs. Unlike equity investments, grants mean you don’t have to give funders a stake in your business to attract this money. However, the volume of funds available and complex application process often overwhelm entrepreneurs. Here are 10 tips to help your business

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Win a $20,000 Scholarship from Tourism Richmond

Mentorship. Financing. Investment. Tourism. What do these things have in common? They’re all found in the Pacific. Authentic. Scholarship, offered by Tourism Richmond. The objective of the Pacific. Authentic. Scholarship is to support the growth of Richmond’s tourism industry, not only by investing financially, but also by being actively involved in the initiative through mentoring

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Scale your Progressive Food Business with Feeding Growth

Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth. Feeding Growth’s Scale Your Progressive Food Business is a five-part workshop series that provides practical tips to environmentally progressive, organic, ethical, and socially responsible packaged goods companies at critical stages of expansion. Feeding Growth alumni include award-winning businesses such as Wize Monkey, Spread’em Kitchen

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Nominate your Richmond business for one of these 3 awards in 2018

Whether your business is in tourism, retail, manufacturing or technology, there’s an award out there for you – and even the process of nominating your company can have huge benefits. Each industry has its own award program where businesses vie to be recognized for excellence in their field. There are also more general, non-industry-specific business

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