Industries

Oct 9, 2008
With The Right People: Serendipity Marketing
By Tony Wanless

Client consultation is the key in complex markets. All businesses develop marketing plans that they hope will power them into a marketplace and establish themselves as the go-to provider of products or services. But when your customers are complex, the usual sales tactics aren’t enough. Instead, you need to rely...

Oct 9, 2008
How to Establish Fair Compensation
Susan Hollis

Business is booming and you need to hire more staff. Figuring out what (and how) to pay new employees can be tricky. Determining a fair wage depends on the type of work, and the ilk of worker you need to hire. Human resource experts Cissy Pau of Clear HR Consulting...

Oct 9, 2008
Cellphone Love Story
Peter Severinson

Telus Corp., B.C.’s biggest company, is getting into the business of thwarted lovers, family tragedies and triumphant reunions – Bollywood style. When the dimpled hero of Surrey-based Music Waves Productions’ next film sets out to find his true love, he’ll be armed with a handy Telus Internet phone to help...

Oct 2, 2008
Travelling to New Brunswick
John Lee

I’m wilting in the blistering sun on a bather-packed beach in late spring in northeastern New Brunswick, trying to remain cool for the cute, ray-worshipping bikini girl checking me out from her gold-coloured towel. The 28-degree temperature and my jeans-and-dress-shirt...

Sep 20, 2008
Hats On to the Poli's
Tony Wanless

For years, Canada has been sliding comfortably toward absolute economic mediocrity, seemingly incapable of doing more than clipping the coupons of our natural wealth. Some creativity is sorely needed if we are to stop this slide. And this system is topped by the same old politicians who dish out the same...

Sep 15, 2008
Federal Politics: The Scandal Gap
By Tony Wanless

Financial scandals are staples of politics in this country, which rarely sees a good old fashioned sex scandal of British proportions – the recent story about federal minister Maxime Bernier hooking up with a biker chick notwithstanding. Either we don't have much sex, or we don't really care what people do...

Sep 9, 2008
Sic Transit Gloria: Made-in-B.C. Opportunity
By Tony Wanless

Few single- purpose vehicles to move people around. Just mass. If you want to get from here to there, you either walk, drive, take transit to someplace vaguely near where you want to go, or cab it. Similar situations exist in most communities. Take the second option, also the most common.

Sep 6, 2008
Top convention destinations in North America
by BCBusiness Online

USA McCormick Place (Chicago, Illinois) | Area: 2.13 million ft2 Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, Nevada) | Area: 2 million ft2 Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Florida) | Area: 2 million ft2 Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Georgia) | Area: 1.4 million ft2 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (New Orleans, Louisiana) | 1.1 million...

Sep 3, 2008
Beekeeping: The Sweet Science
Susan Hollis

One day I was driving out in Langley and I saw the Bee Centre. I thought, “Damn it, I’ve done enough reading about it – I’m going to go get some bees.” I went in there and the guy wouldn’t...

Sep 3, 2008
E-learning and Online Business Training Comes of Age
J Bucher

The portmanteau of “web” and “seminar” is, in case you’re wondering, a presentation, lecture or workshop that’s transmitted over the Internet. Encompassing meetings that take place in real time (a university class, say) as well as those recorded for anytime-anywhere...

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