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

Lessons From the Dragons: What Sets You Apart


A funny franchisor, some outlandish asks and a charming couple with a cute product line in Dragons' Den Season 11 Episode 8

What It Takes to Produce the Hottest Toy of the Holiday Season

Tiana Wilson age 8 with the most sought-after toy of this Christmas season, Spin Master's Hatchimals, at the Dreamtoys Fair in London. Photo: Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock/CP

Toronto's Spin Master is winning the Christmas present contest this year with Hatchimals. Here's how it's handling the huge demand

Lessons From the Dragons: Is Your Offering Truly Different?


An astonishing offer and a couple of half-cooked concepts on Dragons' Den Season 11 Episode 7

The Most Important Factor in Any M&A Deal

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Forget the money. When one business is buying another, it's the people that matter says one successful CEO

How to Stop Suppliers From Shortchanging You

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"Shrinkflation" could be costing you more than you realize. Why robust quality control and attention to detail are a must

How to Master Acquisitions


PROFIT 500 Growth Tips:'s Roger Hardy shares his top criteria when purchasing another business

Lessons From the Dragons: Flexibility Protects Against Fading Fads


A fitness entrepreneur climbing the latest trend and two basic businesses with wild valuations on Dragons' Den Season 11 Episode 5

Lessons From the Dragons: Winning Without Being First


A trio of young founders with a unique take on a booming space on Dragons' Den Season 11 Episode 4

How to Get Comfortable With Risk


PROFIT 500 Growth Tips: Full Throttle Power Sports CEO Christine Bell on what entrepreneurs can do to make the uncertain a whole lot less scary

How to Streamline Your Processes


PROFIT 500 Growth Tips: Innovative Vision's Sajan Choksi and BDC's Ash Gude on what it really takes to work smarter, not harder

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