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Jan 1, 2008
Small Business Resources in B.C.
BCBusiness D.B.

Small Business BCSmall Business BC, a public and private sector collaboration, is the comprehensive Business Development Resource for people exploring opportunities, launching new ventures and growing existing businesses. Small Business BC services include:- 24 hour automated services, seven days a...

Jan 1, 2008
Surviving the Boom
Scot Speiser

Thanks to a hot resource-based economy, many small and medium-sized businesses in B.C. are seeing record growth in revenue and income. With all of these current opportunities for businesses, the focus has changed for many business owners: instead of working on getting more business, they struggle to manage the increasing volume.

Jan 1, 2008
Succession Planning: Delay at Your Peril
By Laura Morrison

With the majority of B.C. employers qualifying as small businesses, it’s no wonder experts such as succession-planning lawyer Don Sihota and the executive director of UBC’s Business Families Centre, Judi Cunningham, are warning small businesses about the danger of delaying succession planning.

Jan 1, 2008
2008 Small Business Guide
L Peacock

Inquiring Minds Podcast -- Special Small Business editionInquiring Minds asks of these three small business owners: How do you compete with bigger companies? Nicole Allen, senior consultant, Allen Consulting Elana Rosenfeld, CEO, Kicking Horse Coffee Shawn Jones, president, West Coast Steel Succession Planning -- Delay Planning at Your Peril by Laura Morrison Big Ideas -...

Jan 1, 2008
Ian Talbot: On Thin Ice
As told to Jessica Werb

The first time I played organized hockey was when we were living in Innisfail, Alberta, just south of Red Deer. I was around six or seven years old. The games were on Saturday mornings and I could never sleep on Friday night because I was just too anxious. I’d get to the game and I’d be just ­exhausted.

Jan 1, 2008
Gurval Caer: Co-founder, President and CEO of Blast Radius
David Jordan

On October 24, London, England’s WPP Group PLC announced that it had acquired Blast for an undisclosed sum. Ordinarily the top executive is the first to go following an acquisition; after all, there ­isn’t usually room for two CEOs. But...

Jan 1, 2008
Are Canadians Getting Ripped Off?
Brett Gartner

But now that the loonie has passed parity with the U.S. dollar, retailers are starting to hear some customers muttering under their breath as they open their wallets. You can probably guess what they’re complaining about. There is convincing evidence that prices here are not in line with prices in the...

Jan 1, 2008
Sixties-Style Start-Up: Non Traditional Baby Boomer Retirement Plans
Tony Wanless

Canada’s 10 million baby boomers are unlike any other generation before them. By far the most unique feature of this cohort now entering its 60s is that its members don’t really want to retire in the traditional way. For many...

Jan 1, 2008
Ian Joseph
Jessica Werb

This is a new job and career for you. Have you had to step up your business look? When I worked as an electrical engineer I rarely needed a suit. But when I started here after getting my MBA at SFU, this is basically what I started off wearing. Is this a...

Jan 1, 2008
How to Look More Successful
Jessica Werb

Like it or not, we live in a shallow world. When it comes to business, it’s those who look like a million bucks who get the bucks. After all, if you’re going to hand over a six-figure cheque, you want...

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