Strategy & Operations

When It Pays to Work With the Competition

The banks wouldn’t finance her business, so W100 winner Jane Gowing forged alliances with other construction firms. The result: Bigger clients and massive growth

Why You Shouldn’t Just Give Clients What They Say They Want

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A customer don't always know what the best solution to their problem is. How to identify their real goals and meet them

6 Good Reasons to Manufacture in Canada

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Offshoring has its advantages, but you can actually save money, time and hassle by making at home. Why this small business did it

Why Design Should Matter to You

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Canada’s savviest companies are using design principles to engage customers and boost profits. How to make it your competitive advantage

The Most Dangerous Mistake You Can Make in App Development

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Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai explains how focusing on features gets in the way of building a big user base

A 10-Step Process to Future-Proof Your Staff


Succession planning isn't just about owners leaving their businesses. Smart leaders work to make sure no key role ever sits unfilled

When You Shouldn’t Sell Your Business

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Entrepreneurs should think twice before cashing out. Sticking with it for the long haul is often better for everyone

How to Break Bad News to a Client


Sometimes things just don’t go your way. Seven steps to telling your customers the unfortunate truth without jeopardizing your reputation and credibility

The Secret to Great Customer Service

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Delivering the kind of experiences clients crave takes one-on-one attention, not technology quick fixes. Why you need to find your company's "moment of truth"

Should You Contract With Someone You Don’t Really Trust?

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The Supreme Court's decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew has important implications for businesses. What you need to know

What to Do With Your Franchise When the Trend Inevitably Ends

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Froyo and juice are on the way out, says Freshii’s Matthew Corrin. He's offering an escape route

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