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The Make it Business Magazine is back and better than ever! Julia Vidakovic and Brian Timmins have been working with Victor Chew Wong on re-vitalizing the very popular small business magazine and we are happy to announce that everything is …

What’s the right marketing mix for you?

It seems every week there’s a new social media darling that is going to solve all of your marketing needs – and just as many consultants telling you why you need it. In this interview, industry veteran Rick Hart, of ?MacLaren McCann, provides insight into this issue and many others related ?to your marketing needs

The Sales Diva

Kimberley Conway’s ascent has been amazing. She left the security of a government job four years ago for a 100-percent-commission sales position at Maple Ridge Chrysler. Today she is the sales manager at FIAT of Maple Ridge and she shares her thoughts on sales, success and taking risks.

Small Business Outlook 2012

Tax and regulatory burdens will be among the biggest challenges for BC small businesses in 2012, according to Laura Jones, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s senior VP of research and economics for western Canada. According to Jones, the silver lining of the 2008 recession was that it forced companies to streamline and innovate – another rough patch this year, however, may be difficult for many already emaciated companies to overcome

The Family Man – Chuck Gandy of Gandy Installations

Chuck Gandy (centre), flanked by his father Charlie and son, Taylor, have grown the family business for 54 years

The Healers – Brio Integrative Health Centre

Dr. Jeffrey Lee and Dr. Neetu Dhiman have big plans for Brio Integrative Health Centre to create greater awareness for naturopathy and alternative medicine. Beyond that, Dr. Lee’s H.E.R.O.’s Business Solutions plans to be the go-to place for those practitioners to get business training.

The Do-Gooder – Barry Stecyk of HevyD’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn

Doing the right thing has propelled Barry Stecyk’s HevyD’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn to exponential growth, helped launch a second music promotion business, and keeps him busy 16 hours a day. Doing the right thing, plus some very saavy cross-marketing.

The Angel – Thierry LeVasseur and nQbatr

Serial entrepreneur Thierry LeVasseur wants to give away money – with a catch. His latest project, nQbatr, seeks to redefine the way business incubators work. Instead of courting geeks, he’s looking for seasoned business minds who’ve spotted a hidden need and require a technological kick-start. Instead of providing just cash, this angel investor has assembled 20 C-level executives to provide mentoring and support.

Financial Forecast 2012

Despite economic uncertainty that foreshadows 2012, entrepreneurs can take solace in the fact that at least one financial institution, RBC, is still aggressively seeking more clients. Mike Michell, RBC’s national director for small business, is bullish about the coming year – and the resiliency of small business

How to: Write and awesome business plan

MAN (AND WOMAN) WITH A PLAN: Celeste Lozano and husband Adrian Rudzikas and their team have written more than 250 successful business plans. Here are their Business Plans Canada tips for writing a plan that will help you succeed

Robert’s Rules

Since 1982 The Great Little Box Company has been climbing its way to the summit of great BC companies. It has gained regional and national recognition as a well-managed company and a great place to work.

FROGBOX: On the Path to Greatness

Three years ago FROGBOX founder Doug Burgoyne said goodbye to a regular payday and a comfortable telecom job to take a chance on a dream. Today – with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Seattle – he’s on the path to building a great business.

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