Ian Portsmouth

Ian Portsmouth

Ian Portsmouth is the publisher and editor of PROFIT Magazine, Canada’s most-read publication for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He is a trusted media commentator and public speaker on the management issues and best practices of Canadian growth companies, and is a passionate believer in the power of entrepreneurship.

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The Year of the Leader

A dynamic economy spells opportunity for all companies in 2013. But seizing it in the face of growing uncertainty will require CEOs to up their game

The 7 Questions Great Delegators Ask

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Face the facts: You can't do everything. Learn how to enable others to do what needs to be done

Mission: Possible

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Reinventing an established enterprise is one of the toughest jobs in business. But it’s also doable—and a strategic imperative

Open Your Wallets

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Economic problems seem to be all around us. Corporate austerity is not the solution—especially when company coffers are full

Eat Your Just Desserts

Robert Herjavec prepares for the start of the Hot Laps portion of the Toronto Indy in Toronto on Thursday, July 7, 2011. (Photo: Darren Calabrese)

A growing segment of the population would have entrepreneurs surrender what they’ve earned, all in the name of social justice. Don’t let that happen

Unfinished Business

For 30 years, PROFIT has embraced its role in Canada’s Entrepreneurial Revolution. Much has been done, but so much more could be achieved

News You Can Use

Because we’ve been too busy coping with a “global economic crisis” for the past year, we’re giving you a PROFIT update while we have the chance

The Root of All Results

Corporate culture is dismissed by many as uncontrollable and unimportant. The story of Gap Adventures suggests it can be influenced to amazing financial effect

The Work To Be Done

Finding the calibre of people you need to provide decent customer service is about to get even harder. Here’s how you can start tackling one of your toughest challenges

The Root of All Results

Corporate culture is dismissed by many as uncontrollable and unimportant. The story of Gap Adventures suggest it can be influenced to amazing financial effect

A Big Round of Applause

The intelligence and entrepreneurialism of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies produce much-needed benefits for all of us. Let’s show our appreciation

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Readers Choice

Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur proves that you no longer need the hard sell to win big business