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Jan 1, 2007
Art-Entrepreneurship: Best Seat in the House
Adriana Barton

Vancouver’s underground arts economy is booming. Tired of stuffy concert halls and exorbitant ticket prices, cultural entrepreneurs are hosting high-calibre performances in their living rooms, for a nice little fee.

Jan 1, 2007
Innovative Change: Surviving on the Bleeding Edge
Tony Wanless

It’s a fine balance between being innovative and finding yourself too far ahead of the market – the proverbial “bleeding edge” instead of the sweet spot just ahead of the masses that offers the best chance of success. Perching on...

Dec 1, 2006
Norco Bikes: No Sweat
Ian MacNeill

As perverse as it is to admit, I’m less interested in company president Jim Harman’s corner office than the mobile desk occupied by product tester Ryan Leech. Since I love bicycles, I jump at the chance to chase my dream...

Dec 1, 2006
How to be Politically Correct
Jessica Werb

Ah, winter. The most wonderful time of year, when eggnog and pastries fill the lunch room, popcorn garlands hang on office cubicles and HR departments start ventilating over who’s going to be offended next. Given B.C.’s steadfast allegiance to political...

Dec 1, 2006
Best Companies to Work for in B.C. 2006
BCBusiness D.B.

It’s no secret that B.C. is in the midst of a labour shortage, with skilled workers in demand across virtually every sector of the province. Now, more than ever, keeping staff happy is a crucial part of doing business. But...

Nov 1, 2006
Roundtable: Demystifying Sustainability
BCBusiness D.B.

But lately, sustainability has taken on a broader meaning, encompassing the survival of not just a company, but of the entire planet. And that’s where the confusion comes in. The average business owner can understand “green,” and might organize a...

Nov 1, 2006
Zen and the Art of Corporate Conduct
Miguel Strother

When the Dalai Lama came to town this past September to support a fundraising campaign for the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, he took part in a series of dialogues – including one with leaders of B.C.’s business...

Nov 1, 2006
Business Planning: Sad Storyeum
Tony Wanless

The standard advice for entrepreneurs today is to draw up a business plan. In fact, it’s usually a requirement if you’re seeking financing of any kind. But many business owners fall prey to a common fallacy when composing these plans.

Oct 2, 2006
B.C.'s First Class Micro-Breweries
Andrew Findlay

Golden nectar cascades from the polished chrome tap, gurgling to the brim of a tall sleeve. The bartender sets it down on the hardwood countertop. I raise the sleeve to my lips, tilt and receive a mouthful in return. If...

Oct 2, 2006
Mergers and Acquisitions: Culture Clash
Tony Wanless

Today’s headlines are dominated by Mergers and Acquisitions But what’s actually happening on the inside when two corporate cultures try to live together as one? Unless the marriage is planned as carefully, the resulting shock can leave both sides estranged.

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