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It Takes A Team To Reach Your Dream - RBC

It takes a team to reach your dream

Written By Noa Glouberman
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 50 - Financing Your Dream

Six years ago when David Newman (blue shirt) took the entrepreneurial leap, he knew he would have to finance it. Today – with the help of a team of RBC advisers – his Signarama franchise is one of the most successful in Canada.

Trevor Linden - Club 16 Fitness Centre

Trevor Linden on Business

Written By Victor Chew Wong
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 49 - Trevor Linden on Business

When he hung up the skates four years ago Trevor Linden chose business instead of pucks. In this exclusive Make It Business interview, he talks about the rewards and challenges of his roles in three growing companies.

What's The Right Marketing Mix For You

What’s the right marketing mix for you?

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 48 - The Marketing Issue, Marketing & Branding

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

The Sales Diva

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 47 - The Sales Issue, Sales & Systems

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.

Growth Spurt - Crusade Security

Growth Spurt

Written By Franka Cordua-von Specht
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 46 - Growing Your Business, Marketing & Branding

In 2005, at the age of 22, Seth Fruson started Crusade Security. Seven years later it is the Fraser Valley’s largest security company with 150 employees. Make It Business chronicles Crusade’s amazing growth

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Victoria’s Secrets

Written By Melanie Jackson
Posted in Feature Articles, Financial Health, Issue 45 - Forecasting the Year in Business 2012, Issues

The BC government has a plethora of new and existing initiatives to support small business. From grants to resources, Make it Business reveals opportunities that can save you thousands of dollars

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Small Business Outlook 2012

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Financial Health, Issue 45 - Forecasting the Year in Business 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

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The Late Bloomer – Ilse Phillips of Ambrosia Gift Baskets

Written By Franka Cordua-von Specht
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues

Isle Phillips spent the past 27 years as a health-care worker. Today she’s taken the scary leap into her next career as an entrepreneur with Ambrosia Gift Baskets

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The Family Man – Chuck Gandy of Gandy Installations

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues

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

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The Data Diva – Johanna Mustapic of Triage Data Solutions

Written By Franka Cordua-von Specht
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues, Technology

Johanna Mustapic never set out to start a business, but 11 years later, Triage Data Solutions is one of the top document management companies in BC

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The Healers – Brio Integrative Health Centre

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues

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.

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

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Marketing & Branding

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.

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