The 5th Annual Small Business BC business plan competition just concluded. It sounds like the event was a huge success this year with over 170 qualified applicants, great finalists, and a great winning business plan. Danita Harty, over at, wrote a nice post about the event. is also featuring a video overview of the event that includes interviews with the judges and participants – I especially like the bit that starts at about 4:36. (Video no longer available.)

Winner: James Shearer from Peragro Media Inc.

Cale Bruckner

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Cale has developed a strong insight for what works and what doesn't work when it comes to business plans and marketing plans. He has business degrees in marketing and management from the Charles H. Lundquist School of Business at the University of Oregon and a solid background in business management and product marketing.