Business

  • Vancouver Bans Some Short-Term AirBnB Rentals Vancouver has banned owners of basement suites and laneway houses from listing them on Airbnb after a heated debate in which some city councillors warned that homeowners would not be able to pay their mortgages without the extra income. City council approved new regulations in a 7-4 vote Tuesday for vacation ...
  • Corporations Don’t Become Villains Overnight Identifying the villain in a story can feel good — instantly you know who to blame. You no longer have to search for the “bad guy” and there is a feeling of unity as the collective energy focuses on defeating or punishing the villain. But this isn’t Hollywood. We live ...
  • Whole Foods To See Lower Prices As Amazon Finalizes Grocery Chain’s Takeover Amazon will close its US$13.7 billion (C$17.2 billion) buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday and plans to cut prices on grocery staples. Starting Monday, Whole Foods will offer lower prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef, and other products. Looking ahead, the Seattle company hopes to give Amazon Prime members ...
  • Hey, Managers: It’s Your Job To Be Easy To Work With Do you find that your staff is not friendly? That they all spend time having fun and chatting with each other, yet you don’t feel that you would be welcomed if you joined the group? It’s great to work with someone who makes you feel important. Someone who remembers your name, ...
  • Essential Stuff To Know Before You Start A Business Running a successful business takes drive, innovation, passion and … wait for it … organized bookkeeping! That wasn’t what came to mind, was it? Most Canadians don’t dream of owning their own business so they can handle payroll and complicate their income tax return. Perhaps too many TV shows glorifying entrepreneurship ...