Off the Shelf with Mary Liu

When it comes to books and resources, you’re probably overrun with recommendations. In a digital age, the challenge is no longer finding valuable content, but rather, cutting through the noise and absorbing the most critical information. To compile some high-impact informants, we sat down with…

As featured in The Globe and Mail: How to get your business in shape for financing

Is your business ready for financing?  In our third article produced in partnership with The Globe and Mail, we share advice for entrepreneurs looking to finance their business – a daunting process, especially for first-timers. As your business grows, there comes a point where bootstrapping isn’t enough. For many business…

The art of the pivot: How successful businesses have turned challenge into opportunity

You’ve spent years, and countless hours, building your business and this is finally going to be your year. If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be very familiar with this turning point. Early in the first quarter of 2020, this is how First West Capital client Dominik Desbois was feeling about his Metro Vancouver business…

Leadership in uncertain times

Since the outbreak of the global pandemic there has been an increasing call for authenticity, communication, and trust from companies. This year has revealed that strong leadership is essential, not only for growth, but for survival. The pandemic has highlighted how managing through times of uncertainty and rapid change is…