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Oct 2, 2006
How to Get Your S**t Together
Jessica Werb

How else to explain the growing popularity of TV shows like How Clean is Your House? and Clean Sweep, and the increasing numbers of professional organizers in the Yellow Pages? Here’s what the pros have to say about how to...

Sep 1, 2006
Self-Employed Mothers: Mompreneurs
Lisa Will and Tracey von Dehn

It seems every time you open a newspaper there’s another story about a mom starting her own business. The press, and the moms themselves, have glamorized these incredible “mompreneurs” for starting great businesses. They’ve led us to believe these businesses...

Aug 1, 2006
Dream Jobs Dissected
Vicki O’Brien

If you view your corporate gig strictly as a lifelong straitjacket that pays the mortgage and feeds the kids, you’re not alone. Most of us fantasize about the elusive dream job, the one we hoped for in our childhood: owning...

Jul 1, 2006
Skilled Labour Migrants: Ticket to Nowhere
Yolanda Brooks

A mechanical engineer slicing meat in a deli. A lawyer shovelling asphalt for a construction company. A building inspector delivering pizza. An agricultural consultant with a PhD selling hardware at Home Depot. Even as the B.C. government and local industries...

Jul 1, 2006
Working Relationships: When Business Gets Personal
Kevin Chong

What happens when you work in an office with the person you wake up with every morning? Meet three couples who took their ¬personal relationships into business and thrived – even when the personal, love life side hits the rocks.

Jun 1, 2006
Baby Boomers in the Workforce: Exit May Mean Bust
Roslyn Kunin

Baby boomers are soon reaching retirement and preparing to leave the workforce. This dissipating pool of skills could be devastating to industry in B.C. due to the recent skilled worker shortage in the province. It is almost to late, but the question needs to be asked, will their exit mean a bust for our economy?

Jun 1, 2006
Honorary Consuls: A Royal Gig
Sarah Efron

There’s a party of global proportions going on at the plush Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It’s the annual soiree of the Consular Corps of B.C., and representatives of dozens of far-flung countries are drinking champagne and watching Heather Ireland, honorary...

Jun 1, 2006
B.C.'s First Nations and Business: Chief Executives
Ryan Stuart

Gone are the days of government handouts and drastic unemployment – at least for some B.C. First Nations. Today many local bands are as likely to be running profitable vineyards and partnering with real-estate developers as they are to be taking part in smudging ceremonies. As the wisdom of the...

Jun 1, 2006
Classroom Chaos: When Private Colleges Go Bust
Ross Howard

B.C. has long been a mecca for overseas students looking for a safe, modern, ethnically diverse place to study and soak up western culture. But in the past five years, private colleges have morphed into an unregulated free-for-all where colleges and ESL schools go bust over night, leaving the former inhabitants of the classroom in chaos.

Jun 1, 2006
Entrepreneur Tips From the Top
Corinne Friesen

Hardt exemplifies what these entrepreneurs have lots of: self-reliance and intuition. For Shane Lunny, confidence in creativity is key. After that, it’s all in the gut. Here's some tips from the top of B.C.'s entrepreneur community.

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