Strategy & Operations

7 Ways to Build the Perfect Small Business

Size needn't dictate success. To celebrate Small Business Week, here are some crucial skills and strategies that can help you outshine the competition, sell more and build a top-notch workforce

The Cure for Canada’s Mid-Sized Businesses

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BDC head Michael Denham on what the country's medium-sized firms must do to scale up

Secrets of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Company


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

How to Grow by Doing One Thing Really Well


Trying to be all things to all clients has destroyed many a venture. Better to emulate these PROFIT 500 winners that have found success by focusing—and saying “No”

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

How to Build a Slump-Proof Business

Ryan Murphy Construction founders Lara Murphy and Karen Ryan survey one of their PROFIT 500 firm’s Calgary work sites

Resilience might not be exciting, but it’s what separates businesses that survive tough times from those that don’t. Just ask the owners of PROFIT 500 winner Ryan Murphy Construction, a Calgary company thriving amid a brutal local downturn

How to Build a Booming Business Doing the Right Thing

Yupeng Liu (right) at one of PROFIT 500 winner Just Quality International’s processing facilities

Yupeng Liu of Just Quality International used his own moral compass—and philanthropic awakening—to create a PROFIT 500 company that stands apart

How to Make Money Serving the Underserved


Chasing trends can be lucrative, but as these PROFIT 500 winners prove, so can catering to clients others have neglected. But to find niches with real promise, you have to know where—and how—to look

What It Really Means to Let Someone Else Run the Company You Built

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The co-founders of Vancouver’s Nurse Next Door on the hard, scary, and emotional ordeal of letting go

When Your Business Opportunity is a Moving Target

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In a quickly evolving space, the ability to spot and act on trends it the key to growth. How one firm stays ahead of the market

3 Steps to an Unstoppable Sales Strategy


How to develop a plan that will equip your sales team to sell more, better

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