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Funding Helps BC Agriculture Go Global

From the US to the UK, throughout Asia and the Middle East, BC agrifoods have been circling the globe in pursuit of new markets, thanks to the BC Agrifoods Export Program. more »

Jun 10, 2014 Financial

Managing your Winery - It's All About the Cash

Owning and operating a winery requires a significant amount of capital investment. Initial start up costs are substantial, such as establishing vineyards and paying for winery buildings and equipment. more »

Jun 10, 2014 Financial

Your Road Map to Farm Succession

With the aging baby boomers ‘Succession Planning’ has become a common topic of conversation. Selling the farm is definitely an option; however, often the farm is being transferred within the family to the next generation. more »

Dec 4, 2013 Financial

Selling your Wine Business

Paying attention to what purchasers of wineries look for can make a big difference. I was meeting recently with the owner of one of the wineries we work with and the topic of conversation turned to attracting a buyer or investor for the business. more »

Sep 26, 2013 Financial

Three Things You Should Know From This Year’s Budget

2013 Federal Budget : The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, presented the country’s 2013 Federal Budget on March 21, 2013. more »

Jun 3, 2013 Financial

Rethink Leaving AgriStability and AgriInvest

There is increased negativity these days towards the AgriStability and AgriInvest programs resulting from the recently announced changes that will affect the 2013 program year applications to be filed in 2014. more »

Apr 8, 2013 Financial

Everything Old is New Again

Get ready – PST makes its return in B.C. on April 1 We are rapidly coming to the end of the brief HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) era in B.C. with the return to PST (Provincial sales Tax) looming on April 1. more »

Feb 6, 2013 Financial

Private Health Coverage Makes Cents

Let’s set the scene: imagine you just released your first vintage under your own label. You have a spouse who isn’t working and you are about to have your first child. Health coverage now seems more important than it ever did before. more »

Oct 19, 2012 Financial

Move to reduce red tape in liquor industry

The Third Annual Seminar on Wine and Liquor Law in British Columbia, held in late February, was one of the best attended years yet – and it should come as no surprise why. more »

Oct 19, 2012 Financial

Your Livelihood Your Life

Spring in the Okanagan Valley is a special time. The grey valley cloud gradually gives way to the spectacular blue skies that characterize our unbeatable summers. The days become longer and a renewed energy seems to take hold everywhere. more »

Oct 19, 2012 Financial