Strategy & Operations

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

6 Things to Watch For in Federal Budget 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces investment in research infrastructure at Ryerson University in Toronto in March 2017. Photo: Frank Gunn/CP

The government is betting big on investment in innovation, science and R&D. Here are some specific policies to watch for

How to Keep the Family Business Thriving For Generations to Come


Most corporate dynasties fail to make it to a second generation, making these Canadian firms thriving under the leadership of the founder's grandkids (and great-grandkids!) truly remarkable

Why Office Space Is the Next Frontier of the Sharing Economy

Spacehop user Lavinia Osbourne in one of the homes available for hire as office space on the website, in London, England. Photo: Tim Ireland/AP/CP

A growing crop of marketplaces allow owners to rent out their spaces short-term, providing a new workplace option for mobile workers

How to Build an Organization That’s Both Nimble AND Resilient


The 2017 PROFIT Small & Medium Enterprise Outlook: Entrepreneurs and experts explain how to prepare your business to adapt quickly as well as weather bad times

Why Sunrise Records Thinks It Can Succeed Where HMV Failed

A closing HMV music store in Kingston, Ont., in January 2017. Photo: Lars Hagberg/CP

Vinyl is having a moment, and Ontario-based Sunrise Records is basking in it. But is the market big enough to sustain 70 new retail locations?

Lessons From the Dragons: When the Novelty Wears Off


An adaptable model for entertaining the masses in Dragons' Den Season 11 Episode 17

What SMEs Are Worried About Right Now (And What to Do About It)

Revealing Blue Sky

Four strategies for dealing with economic and political uncertainty at home

Canada’s Most Lucrative Places for Business: #1 — Vaughan, Ont.


The diverse, rapidly-growing city provides plenty of opportunities for companies seeking a new market

Who You Should Send to Negotiate For You


New research suggests the gender of the people doing the haggling on either side of the table affects the outcome of deliberations

The Secret to the Success of Family Firms

Galen G. Weston with his son, and father Galen Weston at the press conference announcing Loblaw Companies' acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in 2013. Photo: David Cooper/Toronto Star/Getty

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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