Financing

The Good and Bad News for Oil Patch Firms Seeking Capital

As prices recover, big banks are once again open to lending to the energy industry. But smaller producers may not be in line for financing

What’s Next for Equity Crowdfunding in Canada?

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Interest in the novel financing model is growing. Here's what an industry insider thinks 2017 will hold

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Reduce Your Taxes Too Much

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Finding increasingly creative ways to pay less might be tempting for entrepreneurs, but aggressive tax-planning strategies are not without risk

How to Get Your Finance and Marketing Teams Working Together

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These two crucial teams have more in common with each other than they might think. What it takes to bridge the divide and increase your ROI

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

The First Step to Successful Entrepreneurship

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

What Your Investors Want to Hear From You

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A productive relationship with your financial backers depends on an effective communications strategy. What you should be telling them, and how

How Tony Lacavera Plans to Bridge the Startup Funding Gap

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The founder of Wind Mobile says firms often fail to make the leap from mid-sized to global. He's got a $100 million strategy to help them cross the "Valley of Death"

How to Prepare for the Coming Slowdown in Startup Funding

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Investors are flush with cash, but cautious about spending it. Why Canada's fledgling tech firms need to get ready for the new, frugal venture capitalist

9 Tested Steps for Equity Crowdfunding Success

PROFIT Business Cast

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

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Clan-run companies can think in decades, not quarters. Loblaw’s Galen G. Weston explains what you can learn from them

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