Financing

The First Step to Successful Entrepreneurship

Raising capital is crucial, but it’s not just about the money. Three reasons to master the art of fundraising early

How to Make the Banks Do Your Bidding

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Bankrolling your growth doesn’t have to be a hassle. As these PROFIT 500 winners prove, if you learn what lenders are looking for and put in a bit of extra effort, you can secure the cash you need—no grovelling required

How to Invigorate a Humble Business

C.R. Plastic Products president Jamie Bailey (right) inspects a chair at the PROFIT 500 firm's recently-acquired Stratford, Ont. factory

For 15 years, C.R. Plastic Products was a moderately successful furniture maker. Thanks to some big risks, big hires and big investments, it’s a burgeoning global brand and PROFIT 500 winner

9 Tested Steps for Equity Crowdfunding Success

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RentMoola was one of the first Canadian companies to make use of the new financing regime. Chief Strategic Officer Andrew McLeod explains how the Vancouver company did it

What You Must Do Before Launching an Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Before you can list on a portal and raise money from the masses, you need to get your business in order

Why You Shouldn’t Borrow Heavily Despite Today’s Low Interest Rates

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In the current climate, it’s tempting to lean on loans and lines of credit. Here's how it could backfire

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Money from the PROFIT 500

(Clockwise from top left) Joe Thacker of Fusion Retail Analytics; Sarah English of Usability Matters; Sajan Choksi of Innovative Vision; Kevin Higgins of Fusion Learning; and Kevin Danylchuk of Vanguard Pharma.

Smart cash flow strategies from Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

5 Simple Ways to Get Paid Faster

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Your success hinges not on the money you’re owed but on the money you get. Here’s how to hasten delivery of your hard-earned cash

10 Cash-Flow Red Flags to Watch Out For

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Having a solid grasp of the money you’re owed—and when—is a must for every small business owner. These signs might indicate that your bank account is about to run low

The Debt-Free Way to Grow Your Business

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Proof that bootstrapping is actually possible: Calgary's Splice Software funded a major expansion by hoarding cash for surprise expenses and staying focused on cost controls

How to Keep the Cash Flowing

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An entrepreneur's guide to making sure the money coming in to your company always tops the money going out of it

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The remarkable story of how a technophilic car salesman from Salmon Arm, B.C., created a website, changed the way Canadians buy vehicles and built the No. 1 company on the 2016 PROFIT 500—Canada Drives

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