Primed for Growth: BC apparel company leverages funding to realize acquisition by multinational

For any business, accessing capital to take advantage of emerging opportunities can be a challenging endeavour—let alone sourcing capital that is flexible enough to meet the business’s shifting priorities. For a Vancouver-based apparel company in need of a working capital loan to fund its next big strategic move, the business’s…

Adapting to Opportunity: Strong financial partnership provides construction company with flexibility in growth plans

For many development companies, project-based revenue streams can pose considerable financial challenges. Whether capital is tied up in accounts receivable, a project goes sideways, or a business needs to invest in assets that won’t contribute to the company’s collateral, there are many scenarios that can lead to financial problems. In…

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…

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…