The leaders of the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies know what’s involved in creating successful businesses, so who better to consult for advice on how to grow a company?

We asked every PROFIT 500 CEO to share their experiences, tips and ideas on everything from financing to exporting to hiring to staying sane amid the madness of building an empire. Here are 11 of our favourite answers. Consider it a clinic in successful entrepreneurship.

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