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Mar 14, 2017
Australian-style meat pies in Canada? His thriving business shows that if you build it, they will come
Marcie Good

Alex Relf and his girlfriend, Kerri Jones, had no restaurant experience when they started asking banks for a loan to start a meat-pie shop in Whistler. “Nobody would touch us,” Relf recalls. “I was 24, and nobody in North America had heard of this food concept.”

Mar 14, 2017
Her online clothing consignment store is an antidote to disposable fashion
Felicity Stone

As an only child whose parents were active in the Chilliwack community (her father, now a city councillor, was president of the local business improvement association), Chloe Popove was taken to events before she turned two. “By five they had me helping and sticking glitter on things,” she recalls.

Mar 14, 2017
This visionary helped devise a method for 3D-printing custom insoles that could revolutionize the footwear industry
Marcie Good

Life Story: After attending high school at St. George’s School in Vancouver, Louis-Victor Jadavji studied international relations at Claremont McKenna College, a small liberal-arts school near Los Angeles. But the Quebec City native had other interests: he had built a...

Mar 14, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in March
Felicity Stone

Things to do and read this month to nourish the corporate mind and soul: geek out at a tech summit, graze at food expo, discuss designing for humans at the IA Summit, gather at a careers conference and read about why economics 101 is too simplistic

Mar 14, 2017
Just 22, she started her first business at 17 and recently launched a line of low-sugar candy sold across North America
Felicity Stone

“When I was growing up, I watched Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank and had all these great ideas, but I lacked the confidence to act on them,” says Tara Bosch. Yet by the age of 21, Bosch, who grew up in Surrey, had started two businesses.

Mar 14, 2017
If you like beer, thank him for co-founding Canada’s first mobile canning service for craft breweries
Felicity Stone

When Matt Leslie graduated from the University of Northern B.C. in 2011 with a B.Comm. in finance and marketing, he planned to become a financial adviser. So when his friend and fellow UNBC grad Kevin Pederson suggested starting a mobile canning service, he brushed the idea aside.

Mar 14, 2017
3 Ways Improv Training Can Boost Business Sales

BCBusiness + Vancouver TheatreSports League Corporate team building no longer means trust falls and personality tests. Instead, organizations are leaning on non-traditional forms of professional development to deepen bonds within a team and further cement sales skills.One burgeoning form of professional...

Mar 14, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of March 6 to 12
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Mar 13, 2017
This consultant to non-profits helps them raise more money by telling better stories
Nick Rockel

Raised in rural northern California, Vanessa Chase Lockshin looked to her dad, an entrepreneur who had worked in Silicon Valley, as a role model. Chase Lockshin moved to Vancouver in 2006 to study English literature at UBC; after graduation her first job was raising money from alumni.

Mar 13, 2017
Founder of TEDxGastownWomen heads her own communications firm and helped build e-commerce player Procurify
Jacob Parry

Life Story: A self-described theatre kid, Brittany Whitmore set her sights on acting while growing up in Campbell River. Scouted by a modelling agent at 17, she moved to Vancouver to model full-time and enrolled in a musical theatre program.

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