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According to a Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) study released last year, there are six million swinging Canadians, a national participation rate of better than one in five. What’s more, Canadians are spending almost $13 billion a year on the...
In a world that exists only on computer screens, virtual consumers (controlled by real people seated at computer desks) teleport to malls and window-shop along virtual high streets for goods ranging from ball gowns to hovercraft. With a simple wiggle and click of a mouse, visitors enter these shops, browse around and, often, purchase the wares on display.
These days we mostly hear about how to scale up so as to create growth or join it or ride it. But for a small business whose market isn’t really growing that much, diversifying and polishing your identity as a service provider with an intimate knowledge of the local market...
I’m definitely a work-to-live person, and surfing is a big motivator for me. I have to ensure that my business is successful so I can do more of it. And the food and wine lifestyle in the restaurant business can consume you, but I stay motivated in the gym so that I can keep up my surfing.
The fragrance of bath bombs hits you the moment you step onto the pavement outside Lush North America’s Southeast Marine Drive distribution centre. Upstairs in the wood-floored, open-design offices, 43-year-old Mark Wolverton looks remarkably well rested, given his recent schedule, which included a night stranded in the Toronto airport.
Greg McDougall is running late, delayed by a traffic jam in downtown Vancouver. The 50-year-old president of Harbour Air Ltd. isn’t happy about it. “I don’t like the city much,” he grumbles, wheeling his black Toyota truck toward his Richmond headquarters on Sea Island near the Vancouver International Airport’s south terminal. Crowds, gridlock and the urban rattle and hum are all things that McDougall could live without.