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

The 7 People Every Business Needs in its Network

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Having this brain trust on speed-dial will make running your business way easier

4 Game-Changing IT Trends

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Not just for tech companies, IT innovation could be the key differentiator for your business

Rules of Engagement

Metalcraft Marine—The sale of patrol boats prompted a high-speed alliance

How a small Canadian firm teamed up with the biggest name in its sector to prosper and grow

Don’t Be A Hero

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Just like fighter pilots trust their wingmen to ensure a successful mission, your business will get shot down if you try flying solo

15 Surefire Ways To Please Customers

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You have one way to grow: surround your customers with value. Here's how.

The Unlikely Guru of Lean

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Linda Lundström has a message for entrepreneurs in all sectors: it’s time to wage war on waste

How To Get More Done

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Spend more time on what really deserves your attention and boost your productivity

Make Your Seasonal Business a Success

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If you derive most of your annual revenue in just a few sort months a year, here are six great ways to make your business more sustainable and overcome common challenges

Get Traction For Your Tech Startup

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Paul Singh, a partner with Silicon Valley tech incubator 500 Startups, offers some inside advice for burgeoning entrepreneurs

Last Ways to Make a First Impression

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Are you or your staff making these all-too-common networking mistakes?

Readers Choice

Well-regarded firms win more customers and fans. Five steps to build a positive corporate reputation