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Nov 23, 2007
Entrepreneurship vs Fanaticism: Too Boring to Be Noticed
Tony Wanless

As anyone who's ever started a business can attest, entrepreneurship can be one of the most passionate, dramatic, and risky moves a person can make in life. But for some reason in this celebrity and entertainment obsessed society, many people think that's absolutely boring. Take the recent awarding of top prizes in...

Nov 1, 2007
B.C.'s Mining Climate: Who's Hot, Who's Not
Peter Kennedy

With commodity prices soaring, the B.C. mining climate has been enjoying a revival, but recent regulatory decisions have put the chill on a couple of projects. In this new, suddenly frosty market, we take a look at the major players hoping to escape the freeze.

Nov 1, 2007
Marketing Advocacy: Cause and Effect
Tony Wanless

Tony examines the cause and effect of marketing advocacy groups. Cause-based groups work much like small businesses in B.C. The goal of an association, society or not-for-profit might not have to do with making money, but its operational and marketing requirements are much the same.

Nov 1, 2007
It's Not Easy Selling Green
David Gray

Canadian retailers have the potential to play a key role in building a sustainable future, but even they admit they aren’t yet living up to that potential. The reason lies in a lot of confusion, both among shoppers and store owners, about exactly what green retail might look like. It's not easy selling green.

Nov 1, 2007
What It Takes To Retire Rich
Peter Wilson

We all have visions of what it takes to retire rich – finally savouring a taste of the good life, with first-class travels, fast cars and martinis by the pool. But, as Peter Wilson discovers, come age 65, many of us are in for a shock. What does your roadmap to retirement look like?

Nov 1, 2007
Trash for Cash
Ryan Stuart

The plant could produce 40 to 60 jobs, generate $1 million in taxes, and spin off related businesses. Steam from the generator could heat vegetable greenhouses or water for a land-based tropical food-fish aquaculture operation. And air emissions from the...

Nov 1, 2007
State of the Arts
Jessica Werb

With their city regularly cited as one of the most livable metropolises on the planet and their province’s economy booming, Vancouverites have plenty to feel smug about. But, business people and members of the arts community warn that without a cohesive arts-and-culture infrastructure, all the convention centres in the world will mean nothing. This is the state of the arts.

Oct 19, 2007
The Brand Marriage From Hell
Tony Wanless

A proposed merger between two big suburban Vancouver credit unions has been called off. Apparently, the dating that's been going on for several months convinced the two that any union between them would end up as a brand marriage from hell. Tony Wanless

Oct 9, 2007
Best in Show - Slideshow
BCBusiness D.B.

It takes three years for the Zantedeschia aethipica plants in the Surrey Van der Dussen Garden Centre to reach maturity. Three years before Abram and his wife, Thekli, can begin harvesting their unique giant calla lilies - funnel-shaped flowers prized for their sleek, minimal elegance - and start turning a...

Oct 7, 2007
Grub Slingers - Slideshow
BCBusiness D.B.

DEVON BRADLEYAge: 18Job title: part-time dishwasher at White Spot in Vancouver (Cardero Street); part-time line cook at the Westminster Club in New WestminsterSalary range: $8$12/hr.Duties: preparing foods at various stations including deep-fry, saut, ent OWEN KNOWLTON Age: 33Job title: wine director at West Restaurant in VancouverSalary range: $50,000$60,000 a yearDuties: tasting...

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