Strategy & Operations

How to Own and Protect Your Brand

Worried about another business unwittingly or unscrupulously using your name or identify? What you need to know about claiming and defending trademarks

How to Scale Without Imploding


Getting bigger doesn't always mean getting better. Without smart planning, growth can break a business

3 of the Most Important Lessons About the Economy From 2016


Pipelines took central stage at home, while protectionism came back into play abroad, with the election of Donald Trump heralding a new phase for free trade

What You Can Learn About Business From Santa

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His supply chain strategy and brand equity are near-unbelievable. Four strategies you should copy from the world's jolliest entrepreneur

Lessons in Taking Over Family Businesses from Cara’s Bill Gregson


The turnaround-specialist CEO of the company behind Swiss Chalet, Harvey's and other Canadian staples explains what he's learned working as a hired gun for founding families

Why Your Next Growth Market is Closer Than You Think

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There's no need to look across borders and oceans—a new agreement is set to open up interprovincial trade and help you sell to other parts of Canada

Meet the Company That Makes Most of the World’s Escalator Handrails

Illustration: Ryan Snook

How EHC Global added innovation—and a splash of colour—to a highly commoditized business

Meet the Company That Built a Growth Engine From Railway Ties

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How pressure-treated wood firm Stella Jones became one of Canada's best stocks

Meet the Entrepreneur Building a Unicorn on Mortgage Technology


How solving problems in the real estate industry could turn Real Matters into a billion-dollar business

Meet the Company Reinventing the Industrial Roll-Up Garage Door

Illustration: Ryan Snook

How staying nimble helps TNR Industrial Doors outflank much bigger competitors

Meet the Firm Revolutionizing Mattress Fabric


How a fabric you’ve never heard of saved apparel company Maxime Knitting from financial ruin—and led to triple-digit growth

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Many had their doubts when the founder of Indigo sought to move beyond book selling and create a retailer for the digital age. But the strategy is starting to pay off

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