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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...

Jan 1, 2008
How to Build Your Own Airplane
Helena Zukowski

A quick-built model is for people who want to fly but have limited time. It is the most expensive option. Since most of the work is done, a quick-built can be finished in months (depending on how devoted the builder...

Jan 1, 2008
DIY in the Sky: Murphy Aircraft
Helena Zukowski

Darryl Murphy just wanted to fly planes. Instead, he built his own, and today heads Murphy Aircraft, one of Canada's most renowned kit-plane manufacturers. If you take a detour off Highway 1 onto Lickman Road, just west of Chilliwack, you’ll see a large grey building near a dead-end street with a small sign on the door modestly identifying it as Murphy Aircraft. Inside, the eponymous Darryl Murphy, 56, dressed in a T-shirt and worn jeans and sporting a 1950s crew cut,

Jan 1, 2008
Retail Landscape: On location
By Alison Appelbe

“It made a huge difference – better street traffic,” says owner Sharman King of the relocation from 1181 Davie, near Bute Street, to 1051 Davie, closer to Burrard Street. King attributes the lack of bookstore traffic at 1181 Davie to the open sale of illegal drugs at the intersection of Davie...

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