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Jun 3, 2009
Charity Case: Vancouver philanthropy
Peter Severinson

WHEN THE ECONOMY is slammed by recession, individuals, businesses and governments all start considering (and reconsidering) every single spending decision they make. For B.C.’s charitable organizations, the challenges are daunting. Companies are shrinking and individuals are being laid off, and...

Jun 2, 2009
Reinvention: Worker To Entrepreneur
Tony Wanless

Recently, I’ve run across several people who have been laid off because of the recession and are now turning to entrepreneurship. Normally, I’d say this is a good thing. I always applaud anyone who starts their own business, despite the complaints from authorities that this just means people have given up...

Jun 2, 2009
False Creek's Charleson Park
Ben Oliver

6 p.m. A moment of deep-green solitude in Charleson Park, in Vancouver's False Creek.

May 29, 2009
Terrelli Coffee Really Is Excellent
Barry & Eddy Shill

In this exchange of letters between Barry and Eddy Shill, the brothers discuss their love of Mediterranean vistas, Simon Fraser University, and, yes, Terrelli Coffee. Barry, Well, brother, you’ve had two weeks to sample the product – I’m dying to know what...

May 28, 2009
Suckers for Imperfection
David Allison

Nothing is perfect, writes David Allison – and that's for the better. There's a branding lesson behind accepting your nicks, dents, and flaws. Wabi Sabi is a traditional Japanese term that very roughly means "nothing is perfect, and we like that."...

May 27, 2009
BCBusiness Online Wins PopVox Award for Best Website Design
BCBusiness D.B.

Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 29, 2009 – BCBusiness Online has been awarded the New Media BC’s PopVox Award for Best Website Design. Launched in 2007, PopVox Awards is a Vancouver people’s choice award for the digital media industry driven by a democratic online voting process. Content creators from across the digital media sectors nominate their own work online, and then it’s up to the public to decide who wins.

May 26, 2009
Burrard Street Bridge in Fog
Ben Oliver

7:10 a.m. The Burrard Street Bridge in fog.

May 26, 2009
Aye, Prepare To Be Boarded. By Lawyers
Tony Wanless

Not like those Somalis with their swift boats and rockets who like to terrorize the world’s shipping lanes. Apparently we’re worse because we usually law-abiding Canucks are terrorizing the world’s largest movie, music and software makers. This is supposed to be true because the “authoritative” Conference Board of Canada says...

May 26, 2009
Pleased to Meet You
David Allison

In which BCB's new branding and marketing expert, David Allison, blogs a few words of introduction. Pleased to meet you. As this is my first blog post for BCBusiness Online, let me introduce myself, and tell you what I hope...

May 21, 2009
A $7-million First Nations Regeneration Fund
Tony Wanless

It looks like the B.C. economy of this century is going to include aboriginals – who were so ignored by the one of the last century. A new $7-million “first Nation Regeneration Fund” will give aboriginals access to capital to become co-owners of some run-of-river power projects.

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