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Renovate before you sell?
Bill Hubbard - Mar 13, 2020 - Columnists

Whether to renovate before you sell should really be based on one reason: return on investment, or ROI. If you are going to sell, you want to get the best bang for your buck, correct? Keep in mind that how much ROI you get from a certain renovation depends on how bad it was when […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Mar 12, 2020 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]

She will heal your spirit
Tom Kernaghan - Mar 11, 2020 - Columnists

Keyla Sereen Ohs understands the journey to health and wellness can be a long and challenging one. As the owner of Sereen Spirit Healing and Retreat Centre, Sereen Ohs has lived paths ranging from high-level athletics to imbalanced work choices. She is also keenly aware that our spirit can speak to us and offer guidance, if […]

New way to communicate
Accelerate Okanagan - Mar 11, 2020 - Columnists

The battle is on for the OKGN Angel Summit grand prize. It’s time to pick a winner. We met one on one with the top six to hear their pitch for the top spot, which will be determined Thursday night at Kelowna’s Innovation Centre. Jason Richards, founder of Minga, created the first platform that integrates day-to-day […]

LivNao targets mental health
Accelerate Okanagan - Mar 09, 2020 - Columnists

The battle is on for the OKGN Angel Summit grand prize. It’s time to pick a winner. We met one on one with the top six to hear their pitch for the top spot, which will be determined this Thursday night at Kelowna’s Innovation Centre. Daniel Leung, founder of LivNao, is making better mental health easier […]

Streamlining beverage management
Accelerate Okanagan - Mar 06, 2020 - Columnists

The battle is on for the OKGN Angel Summit grand prize. It’s time to pick a winner. We met one on one with the top six to hear their pitch for the top spot. Tasha Da Silva, founder of VinStream, built a platform that is set to revolutionize the retail beverage industry’s membership management systems. We […]

No Costanza wallet here
Accelerate Okanagan - Mar 05, 2020 - Columnists

The battle is on for the OKGN Angel Summit grand prize. It’s time to pick a winner. We met one on one with the top six to hear their pitch for the top spot. Naveen Nand, founder of WalletCard, has built a digital platform for effectively tracking and managing workplace safety and certification requirements for regulatory compliance. […]

Levity brought to dating scene
Accelerate Okanagan - Mar 04, 2020 - Columnists

The battle is on for the OKGN Angel Summit grand prize. It’s time to pick a winner. We met one on one with the top six to hear their pitch for the top spot. Jason Bernhardt, founder of Levity, has built a dating app designed to support singles to be set up by their friends, peers […]

Inventory must be considered
Bill Hubbard - Mar 02, 2020 - Columnists

For the purpose of this discussion we will consider the words stock and inventory as interchangeable. Generally, the inventory is not included in the sale of a business. The exception is that some share sales can include inventory. The reason inventory is usually not included is that it is so variable. Here is an example: […]

Opinion: Get CUSMA done
Contributed - Feb 28, 2020 - Columnists

By Dan Darling It’s time to restore predictability to trade in North America. The best way to do that is to pass legislation to implement the Canada United-States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) without delay. After three years of negotiating and waiting, Canadian farmers, agri-food exporters need certainty and stability. That’s why it is encouraging to see […]