BDC launches Newcomer Entrepreneur Success Team (NEST)

Recognizing that newcomers to Canada face unique challenges in starting or growing their businesses, BDC has launched the Newcomer Entrepreneur Success Team (NEST).  As a Crown corporation and the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs, BDC is committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs, supporting over 56,000 small and medium-sized enterprises at

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Richmond shows leadership with launch of new food recovery network

The City partners with local company to launch its food recovery solution, designed to divert edible commercial food waste. Richmond, BC – In the first initiative of its kind in Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond is launching a Food Recovery Network to help address food waste and food insecurity. The City is partnering with

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Ready to retire and sell your business? You’re not alone.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) states that roughly 40% of Canadian business owners are likely to retire within the next three years. Considering that nearly half of Canada’s GDP stems from small to medium-sized businesses, the Canadian economy is set to go through a tremendous transition in the years ahead. From a national

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Richmond Business News – November 2019

Credit: Tanya Goehring Richmond local business news for November covers the full spectrum from canned salmon to fossil fuel-free airlines. Check out the following stories: B.C.’s Gold Seal to celebrate its 100th anniversary Gold Seal canned salmon will be 100 years old this month – making it one of Canada’s most enduring food brands. Business

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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is pleased to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups, including raising capital, commercialization and going to market, and legal and accounting strategies for startup through

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Richmond’s Aviation Sector Soars into the Spotlight

Winners at the 2019 Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration. Home to British Columbia’s first flight, Richmond’s aviation sector may be best known for the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island; however it is so much more than meets the sky. From providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, advanced aviation technology, aircraft parts distribution,

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Richmond Business News – October 2019

MS Roald Amundsen October was a month full of awards and recognition for Richmond businesses. Major local business news and successes include the following stories: World’s First Hybrid Cruise Ship, MS Roald Amundsen Launches in Vancouver The battery packs on board are made in Richmond B.C. by Norwegian-Canadian company Corvus Energy. Travel Pulse Canada •  September

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Digital skills revolution presents opportunity for Canadian business growth

 Photo: Industry leaders met to discuss The Future of Work: a digital skills revolution at the 8th Annual City of Richmond Business and Partner Appreciation Event. (L to R: Kyle Treleaven, Brad Tindall, Deborah Versteeg, Holly Peck, Jean-Francois Perrault, Mayor Malcolm Brodie) Businesses that invest in digital skills will be more resilient and successful when

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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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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q2 2019

For a quick snapshot of how the economy is performing in Richmond, and in the surrounding Metro Vancouver region, the City of Richmond’s Quarterly Economic Report has got you covered. In this report, you’ll find up-to-date statistics and analysis on key economic indicators including housing and development, tourism and trade, business growth, commercial space and

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Richmond, BC: The Gateway to Hollywood North

B.C., referred to as “Hollywood North” by those in the industry, is one of the top three international full-service film production centres in North America.  Home to the Vancouver International Airport, Richmond shares the same time zone as Los Angeles and connects the region to the heart of North America’s entertainment industry with over 80,

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Richmond Business News – August 2019

Read about Richmond’s business collaborations, YVR maintaining one of the world’s highest airport credit ratings and new designer outlets joining the McArthurGlen family in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. MDA to Play Key Role in Government of Canada-funded Network to Advance Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Agriculture The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network will

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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 Business News – July 2019

We’re bringing you news ranging from League of Legends camps, electric planes to a local CEO being selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 awards. Read all about it in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. A new 15-person ‘Brew Bike’ tour just launched in Richmond Biking and brewery hopping

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Mayor opens International Blueberry Organization Summit

BC blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s Summit held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond from June 24 – 26, 2019. Nearly 400 delegates were in attendance as Mayor Malcolm Brodie warmly welcomed global leaders in the blueberry industry to Richmond. “Blueberries remain

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Discover Richmond with new free tourist shuttle

RICHMOND, BC – There’s a new way to discover Richmond! The Richmond Discovery Shuttle officially launches on June 15, 2019, providing tourists with a new, free transportation mode to easily visit some of the city’s hottest spots. Presented in partnership by Tourism Richmond, the City of Richmond and the Richmond Hotel Association, and operated by

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Richmond Business News – June 2019

From hosting the International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit to launching a new tourist shuttle, business is booming in Richmond, BC.  Read all about it in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. Cement maker Lafarge expands alternative fuel use in Richmond Lafarge Canada officially launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system at its

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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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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q1 2019

For a quick snapshot of how the economy is performing in Richmond, and in the surrounding Metro Vancouver region, the City of Richmond’s Quarterly Economic Report has got you covered. In this report, you’ll find up-to-date statistics and analysis on key economic indicators including housing and development, tourism and trade, business growth, commercial space and

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