Contents | April 2013


The Innovators

For the fifth year running, we uncover the 20 most innovative ideas B.C.'s business community has to offer, from microlofts and biodegradable plastic to a non-toxic solution for pests.
by Sarah Fullbrook, Day Helesic, Kristen Hilderman, David Jordan, Kate MacLennan, Jacob Parry and Lindsey Peacock


Where Money Grows on Trees

Northern coastal B.C.'s rainforest is part of a carbon-credit industry that could be worth up to $176 billion, but whether the region's trees can really be traded for cash remains to be seen.
by Andrew Findlay


RETAILThe Big Sell

When big chains like Anthropologie and Target leverage the buy-local appeal of artisan goods, who really stands to profit?
by Kristen Hilderman


An intimate chat with Christy Clark about natural gas prospects, the economics behind Hollywood North and her Plan B.
by David Jordan

FINANCEBanking on Change

Vancity, Canada's biggest credit union, unveils two upgraded branches big on community service and integration.
by Kristen Hilderman

MARKETINGThe New Rules of Persuasion

Three senior marketers break down the results of the "State of Marketing in B.C." survey and discover that your company better have something to say—and share it.
by Tom Gierasimczuk


READY FOR THE BIG ONE? How to make sure that your office is disaster proof—preferably before the big one finally hits.

DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL Learn to slow your pace and love a strong cup of coffee before doing business in Brazil.

READ THIS Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

MADE-IN-B.C. SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT Find the sessions you need to see at next month's Social Media Camp in Victoria.

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