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Aug 1, 2008
William Vince: The Films

The Internet Movie Database page for William Vince is similar to those of a lot of excellent, working film producers who yet didn't ascend to the rarefied ranks of cinema: a few of his films you recognize, most you don't;...

Aug 1, 2008
How to Plan a Career Switch
Shira Bick

If you want to change jobs, always single out your transferable skills. After 15 years of climbing the corporate ladder, it hits you: you’re bored and burnt out and your real calling is marine biology. Making a mid-life career change can be daunting if you don’t plan ahead. Career counsellor Marlene Haley of Find Work You Love Inc.; Malcolm McGowan, managing partner at Holloway Schulz & Partners; and Dave Malicki, program developer for Langara College Continuing Studies, show you how. Seek clarity...

Aug 1, 2008
Guerrilla Marketing
Tony Wanless

But it can be even tougher when you’re a young company without much of a budget. In a world overloaded with products and noisy marketing, how do you get your particular product or service noticed? Lots of marketers are turning to the Internet, which seems to offer cheap access to a...

Jul 8, 2008
BCBusiness Top One Hundred 2008
Peter Mitham

This year's BCBusiness Top 100 numbers back up economists' claims that B.C. is well positioned to weather any economic downturn associated with the U.S. housing crisis. Aggregate revenues for the BCBusiness Top 100 companies were $122.2 billion, an increase of 8.9 per cent over last year's tally. The surge outpaces...

Jul 1, 2008
How to Pick a Retail Spot
Jessica Werb

A retail business can stand or fall depending on its location. Pick the right spot and you’re in the money; get it wrong and you can kiss your profits goodbye. So how do you pick your lucky locale? Experts David Gray, principal of DIG360 Consulting Ltd.; Jim Smerdon, senior associate with Colliers International Realty Advisors Inc.; and Stephen Knight, president of Sitings Realty Ltd., share some insights into the mysterious art and science of location scouting. Finesse your brand...

Jul 1, 2008
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
Danielle Egan

“This could be bloody. How’s your stomach?” asks Mike Rose, ranch manager of Quilchena Cattle Co. Ltd., as we approach the red bull corseted by a steel cage and three cowboys in fringed chaps, smeared with blood.

Jul 1, 2008
Work to Scale: Tiny Tugs
Peter Severinson

“Then they realized I had some sort of talent,” he says, “but they weren’t sure what the hell to do with me.” Burchett, 60, is one of the world’s premier makers of industrial models of tugboats. He builds them out of fibreglass, aluminum and stainless steel for naval architects who want...

Jul 1, 2008
Round table: B.C. Public-Private Partnerships
BCBusiness Yip

Notice how the phrases Canada Line, Sea-to-Sky and Port Mann twinning have a different ring to them than, say, fast ferries? One of the major differences is public-private partnerships, or P3s. It’s a concept born in the U.K. for handing major responsibilities of public projects to private companies, and in Canada...

Jul 1, 2008
Urban Planning: Suburban Walking Blues
Christopher Leinberger

Let me get this out of the way right up front: I am an American. I have been visiting Vancouver for years, most recently on a beautiful spring day last April to give a speech sponsored by UBC and SFU. On the same day, I took a tour of Metro Vancouver’s walkable neighbourhoods with folks from Smart Growth BC, getting a first-hand experience of what it’s like to walk and take public transit in this region.

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