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Jessica Werb

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Aug 6, 2012
How to Network

Whether you run a small home business or are a top executive in a large firm, networking is essential for staying in touch with current clients and attracting new ones, and for staying updated and relevant in your market. Everyone...

Apr 4, 2011
Strangeloop Networks Inc.

(More: 2011 BCBusiness Guide to Innovation) There’s been talk for about four years that Strangeloop Networks was on to something big, but it was hard to know if the idea would ever take hold. The company has created software that accelerates...

Feb 7, 2011
How to Write a Killer Business Proposal

You’re sure you’ve got the resources, the experience and the know-how to reel in a big contract, but all of that won’t mean squat if you can’t prove it when it counts. For advice on responding successfully to a request...

Jan 4, 2011
Mompreneurs Making It Online

Women entrepreneurs – mothers, in particular – are staking out an online niche. Ebooks. iPod apps. Diapers? Scoff if you will, but for a unique group of online entrepreneurs, tapping into consumers with a vested interest in a baby’s bottom is proving a winning strategy. 


Dec 3, 2009
Integris Credit Union

Employees at Integris are likely to mention the company’s compassion and community involvement than its generous compensation package. Number of employees: 172 Head office: Prince George Quote: “There is no ‘us and them.’ We are kept well-informed about the direction and growth of the company. We know what part we play and how we contribute to the growth”

Nov 4, 2009
Naomi Yamamoto

B.C. minister of state for intergovernmental relations My dad used to say, "Always leave room for the possibility that you could be wrong." He also said, "The smarter you are, the more you allow for that possibility of being wrong." Society seems to consider it a weakness when we change our...

Nov 4, 2009
Richard Jaffray

Founder, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. Way back in 1984, when I first moved to Vancouver, I worked at Earls as a waiter. I went and asked the owner, “Bus” Fuller, for some advice on opening a new business. One of Bus’s big...

Nov 4, 2009
Peter Wall

Founder and majority shareholder, Wall Financial Corp. When I was about eight or nine years old, my family emigrated from the Ukraine during the war, and we travelled all over Europe. We ended up in Austria because we were trying to escape the Ruskies, who had killed my father. More: "Words from the...

Nov 4, 2009
Peter Busby

Founder and managing director, Busby Perkins+Will When I was very young in my career, I worked for a famous architect in Europe, Sir Norman Foster. He’s the guy who told me, “If you’re going to do something, you’ve got to be...

Nov 4, 2009
Kash Heed

B.C. minister of public safety and solicitor general When I first joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1979, there were very, very few visible minorities in the department. It wasn’t an easy time to crack an organization that had been predominantly...

Nov 4, 2009
Francesco Aquilini

Managing director, Aquilini Investment Group Inc. The best advice I ever heard was something that Einstein said: strive not to be a success, but strive to be of value. That’s always rung true for me.

Nov 4, 2009
Kim Baird

Chief, the Tsawwassen First Nation Ultimately, the best advice is something I've heard from many places, which is to be yourself. Now they have a fancy word for it: authenticity. It just means that you can be effective without having to have a persona. I've found that, as a young woman...

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