Rick Spence

Rick Spence

Rick Spence is president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, a Toronto-based business writer, speaker and consultant dedicated to entrepreneurship and helping businesses grow.

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Crowdfunding: More Than a Financial Flea Market

Crowdfunding is a game changer, no matter what industry you’re in. How to build a supportive community of fans, investors and customers for your business

4 Keys to Future-Proofing Your Company

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You don't need to be a fortune teller to know the future.

7 Ways to Make Your Corporate Retreat Count

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Simply inviting your staff out for a day in the outdoors won't necessarily yield the desired results

Save Money By Asking People to Do Nothing

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Trying to change consumer behaviour in your business? Consider a shortcut: changing their default option

DIY Manufacturing: 3 Ways to Use This New Tech

The Makerbot Replicator can print a sculpture, a necklace— or a gun

Acquire a 3D printer and rule your industry

6 Kick-Ass Tips From Top Entrepreneurs

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Road-tested, no-BS business advice and inside tips from entrepreneurs who know what they’re doing

Not All Great Marketing Campaigns Include Social Media

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Marketing secrets to help you actually reach your customers

The Brainy Bunch

Kirk wouldn’t be as effective a leader without the much smarter Spock

Just like Captain Kirk, the people you need most are those smarter than you

7 Ways to Make Your Own Luck in 2013


Skip superstition. Here's how to really bring more luck in business your way

8 Things I Learned From Watching Jeopardy


When a PROFIT columnist auditions for the after-dinner TV stalwart, he discovers many connections between game show and business success

Get Rejected Now!


What’s the best thing you could do for your business right now? Go out and make a pitch – and get rejected

Readers Choice

Specific guidelines on what you’ll get for your money, and which types of reps are worth the extra spend