Columnists


Two ways to buy business
Bill Hubbard - Feb 27, 2020 - Columnists

A share sale and an asset sale are typically the two different ways you can buy a business. In a share sale you actually buy the company that owns the assets needed to run the business. In an asset sale you simply buy the assets that are needed to run the business and leave the […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Feb 21, 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 […]

Coherence can happen
Contributed - Feb 19, 2020 - Columnists

By Shawna McCrea The Okanagan is the headquarters for Coherence Hotspot. We are all familiar with the Wi-Fi symbol connecting all of us to the internet. The Coherence Hotspot symbol is a revolutionary concept connecting all of us in a heart-centred and impactful way. Research has proven that our emotional state directly influences our experience […]

Flourish with the Haywards
Tom Kernaghan - Feb 12, 2020 - Columnists

They inspired my imagination with the very first sound—their new business name. As the word ‘flourish’ suggests, Alisa Farr and Cameron Hayward offer restorative, growth-focused therapies to the imbalances caused by our over-stressed lives and unhealthy patterns. With combined certifications in alchemy sound therapy, sound journey meditation, yoga nidra, reiki and hypnotherapy, Alisa and Cameron tailor programs […]

Always cover your tax bases
Tiffany Woodfield - Jan 30, 2020 - Columnists

It is common for individuals and their families to have assets on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border. President Donald Trump and his tax policies can take a huge bite from these assets if proper planning is not completed. Recently, a client of SWAN Wealth Management of Raymond James named Mary received a letter stating […]

The land of business dreams
Contributed - Jan 30, 2020 - Columnists

By Elmira Galiyeva Immigration is not easy. If you have experienced it, you know what I mean. If not, imagine moving to a country where you don’t know anyone, you don’t speak the local language, you don’t have a home, and you don’t have a job. How would that go? Studies show that it may take […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 24, 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 […]

Business that will touch you
Tom Kernaghan - Jan 22, 2020 - Columnists

“Live life with less stress and more love.” For Rochelle McFarlane, the founder of ESP Parent Inc., a family-focused health practice and educational service rooted in both specialized kinesiology and spiritual insights, this is more than a tag line. It’s about rising to our best selves through the science and art of touch and movement, […]

Slight upturn on its way
Bill Hubbard - Jan 13, 2020 - Columnists

When we compare the statistics of 2019 to 2018 it tells the story we have been telling you all year: The market has been in a soft correction. Inventory is up in the Okanagan Shuswap. Absorption, prices and sales are down slightly compared to 2018. When we separate the three zones, the north has been […]

Don’t look at big picture
Bill Hubbard - Jan 10, 2020 - Columnists

We recently received a notice that said Canadian real estate is on the rise again. Although those statistics are true, they are irrelevant because of a basic premise of real estate. Real estate is incredibly local. A good example of this is that within the Okanagan Shuswap there are multiple markets. Salmon Arm is different than […]