Nearly 1 out of 3 Canadians have sustained some form of Musculoskeletal injury. The prevalence of these injuries, which include carpal tunnel and tennis elbow among others, continues to rise due to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, uptick of computer and cell phone usage, and growing aging population. In many cases, these individuals turn to a […]
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Keeping a retail business running smoothly can be a daunting task at the best of times, and the past couple of years have been particularly challenging. Having to enforce social-distancing guidelines and mask mandates has put a lot of pressure on local retail operators, and rising crime in the downtown core has only added to […]
Though democracy can look a little different in practice in different parts of the world, there are certain cornerstones we come across again and again in strong, resilient societies. A reverence and respect for the voice of the people, for instance; a commitment to justice and equality. But just as important, as we’ve learned first-hand […]
Bruce Claggett (recently appointed Managing Director at Switchboard Public Relations) connects the dots between the trends, headlines and narratives that are informing the B.C. tech sector. For October’s Connecting the Dots, Bruce discusses the power of defining a new tech category, the path from passion to media coverage, and why talk-and-no-action can’t be the reality […]
It’s no surprise to anyone that Canadian small businesses continue to face headwinds. The lasting impacts of the pandemic, uncertain global markets and supply chains, social unrest, and shifting public health guidance continues to pose challenges for small businesses looking to chart a course to recovery. Despite this reality, small businesses report doing better than […]
To slow the spread of COVID-19 variants, residents of British Columbia must now show their provincial vaccine card to prove their vaccination status before accessing non-essential events, services, and businesses. This month, Prime Minister Trudeau also announced that a federal vaccine passport will soon come into effect. Once again, cyber criminals are capitalizing on current events […]
If someone asked you to guess which city in North America has the fastest growing technology market, you might guess San Francisco or Austin. But you’d be looking too far south. According to a recent Tech Talent Report, Toronto is actually North America’s fastest-growing technology market, and Vancouver isn’t far behind. Vancouver is currently one […]
A rarely remarked upon truism of the digital age is that the constant process of creative destruction produces opportunities to start and grow businesses that capitalize on the ensuing disruption. It’s often thought that successful companies are the initial technical disrupters but, as often as not, it’s the next set of companies that are able […]
SR&ED stands for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development. The SR&ED tax credit program is available to companies operating in Canada who invest and engage in experimental development in Canada. Every year, the CRA issues in excess of $4 Billion through the SR&ED tax credit program. Will my company receive a tax refund or tax […]
Throughout my career in HR, I’ve had the unique opportunity to observe how individuals handle changes in the workplace firsthand. In my current role overseeing Human Resources at PressReader, a group of technology companies providing digital publishing solutions and services, I’ve seen just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in tech this last year. A […]