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Enactus UFV encourages young entrepreneurs to put people before profits

Becoming a successful entrepreneur used to entail a simple formula. Find a hole in the market. Fill it. Market the heck out of it. Be profitable.  That’s Business 101. But in today’s progressive climate, there are many more factors that entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs are encorporating into their business plan from sustainability to social responsibility […]

Renewal of the EFMD accreditation strengthens reputation of UFV School of Business

Students are not the only ones being evaluated and constantly pushed to excel. University programs that want to provide an elite academic experience for their students and seek accreditation by internationally recognized organizations must not only meet a certain high standard, but must also prove continual growth and improvement. Case in point: the UFV School […]

Innovation grants available for exploration and development of bright ideas

Are you a student with a great idea that will benefit society? UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have a grant for you! The centre launched last year to support innovation in the Fraser Valley. “We know that students often generate great ideas in the course of their studies,” says Dr. […]

Alumni entrepreneurs adjust to COVID curveball

What does a true entrepreneur do when the market throws a giant curveball? Adjust. Alex McAulay and Joel Primus are seasoned entrepreneurs who have teamed up to launch several businesses. Their latest? Kosan, a travel wear company they founded in 2017. The problem? Not many people are buying travel wear when international travel has slowed […]

UFV Business students conduct economic impact study for Abbotsford International Airshow

UFV Business students recently completed a semester-long research project for the Abbotsford International Airshow  to better understand its economic impact on the local economy. The project was framed as a competition and was part of the Business Research Methods course under the supervision of instructor David Dobson. The project provided students with valuable hands-on learning […]

Sales students shine at UFV

“I was a little nervous as the campaign was drawing to a close, but they did it once again.” That was the summary from Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce business development manager Matt Langdon, referring to a revenue goal set by students in this year’s Bus 221 Advanced Selling course at the University of the Fraser […]