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Issue 34 – Focus on Young Entrepreneurs

June, 2009

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The focus of this edition is young entrepreneurs and the issue features two companies experiencing hyper-growth – VersaPay and Digital Hospitality.

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Fresh Faces of Finance: Michael Gokturk & Kevin Short

Written By Christina Newberry
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Issues, Sales & Systems

In two years, VersaPay’s revenue jumped a whopping 3,000 percent. Founders Michael Gokturk (R) and Kevin Short are transforming the payment-processing industry.

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The Opportunist: David Bhimji & David Holmes

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Issues, Marketing & Branding

In business you don’t get paid for degree of difficulty, but try telling that to David Bhimji and David Holmes. With neither having a technology background, the duo has grown Digital Hospitality exponentially from zero to 15 full-time programmers to dominate the two-and-three diamond hotels on the West Coast and are now moving aggressively into the US. For an encore, why not start a transportation company?

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Art, charities, style highlight a busy spring party season

Written By Jessica Whitby
Posted in Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Social Scene

There wasn’t a dull moment these past two months, thanks to high energy parties and rocking fundraisers featuring Vancouver’s top models, philanthropists, and power women.  

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Two young entrepreneurs explain how they took the business risk – and made it

Written By Fiona Walsh
Posted in Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Sales & Systems

The theme this month is “Young Turks” – young entrepreneurs who are making an impressive mark on the business scene. Meet Annika Panzini, 28. Annika started Kika Marketing & Communications Inc. (www.kika.ca) in 2007. Two years later, she has a …

Victor Chew Wong - Publisher and Editor

Lessons for the old and jealous from next generation

Written By Victor Chew Wong
Posted in Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Sales & Systems

As I look in the mirror and see the flecks of grey on my skull, it is clear that this issue of the magazine is not about me. The focus of this edition is young entrepreneurs, and I am certainly …

Brian Scudamore Business Expert Columnist

To franchise or not to franchise – that’s the question as a growing company considers how to expand

Written By Brian Scudamore
Posted in Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Marketing & Branding, Sales & Systems

Hi Brian, I am the Owner of FROGBOX, a Vancouver-based sustainable moving supply company. My questions revolve around how to expand. We receive requests to franchise on a near-weekly basis, but have not decided if we want to grow through …

Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji

The newest trait of young, aspiring business owners is enthusiasm

Written By Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji
Posted in Articles, Financial Health, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs

Being a young entrepreneur, I enjoy working with young new business owners. They possess a strong passion and commitment to their success, and are resilient to challenges. I remember well starting my own practice. Since I was under 30, it …

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Take the view of an outside consultant to improve your fortunes

Written By Michael Walsh
Posted in Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Sales & Systems

How would a consultant view your business? When people get me to help them with their businesses, there are a number of things I need to know in order to help them get more of what they want from their …

Robert Ciccone is the president and founder of Success Unlimited Sales and Marketing Group. He is also the creator of the Marketing for Profit Program, a three-part results program that provides the marketing systems, tools and ongoing support to help participants effectively build, manage and operate a profitable business.

Dig a little deeper and you’ll find hidden marketing treasures that will yield more profit

Written By Robert Ciccone
Posted in Articles, Issue 34 - Focus on Young Entrepreneurs, Sales & Systems

As a consultant, one of the most important things I do is look inside a client’s business for all the marketing assets available. In business, when you hear the word “asset,” it usually refers to those assets found on a …

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