BCBusiness Magazine | February 2012

BCBusiness Magazine, February 2012
cover
B.C.'s apple industry is facing a crisis. Profits are down and fruits such as cherries and wine grapes are encroaching on more and more of the province's valuable land. Will a new breed of apple be the saving grace that farmers are hoping for?
by Anne Casselman
features
Rows upon rows of partitioned desks and private offices continue to be replaced with open floors, shared workspaces and even beanbag chairs. Corporate space is going through a major overhaul, and your smartphone may be the cause.
by Rebecca Tay
Franchises provide entrepreneurs with invaluable information, guidance and support. But joining the club is just the beginning, and everyone has to pay their dues.
by Peter Mitham
Asia Pacific Foundation president and CEO Yuen Pau Woo looks to link Vancouver to the Pacific Rim.
by Christopher Pollon

 


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