Monday, December 01, 2008

These BC entrepreneurs will "ace the next test"

Here's your motivational moment for the week.

In a recent column for the Vancouver Sun, B.C. journalist Malcolm Perry reflected on a few of the inspiring entrepreneurs who have led British Columbia's entrepreneurial revolution, and suggested that even in tough times, the province is in safe hands.

Among the entrepreneurs whose legends he recaps: Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK; Richard Jaffray, founder of the now $100-million Cactus Club; Pasquale Cusano, the Florentine farm boy who launched the Montecristo jewelry firm; Helen Zhao, a teetotalling bookkeeper who talked China's Zhujiang brewery into making her their Canadian rep; Judson Beaumont, founder of Straight Line Design Ltd.; and music legends Bruce Allen and Sam Feldman (producers of Bryan Adams, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, etc.).

Perry says the current recession won't mark the end of the line for these creative visionaries. "The inspired among them will view a recession as school children do recess -- a time to get outside, relish the fresh air, mingle with others, share some ideas, come back refreshed, and ace the next test."

Read the full article here.