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
What does it take to build one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies? 39 facts about the companies on our annual list of the country’s rapidly-expanding firms and the entrepreneurs behind them
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
Few businesses see service improve with growth. Then again, few businesses are structured like PROFIT 500 winner Saje Natural Wellness, a company with customer delight in its DNA
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
Yupeng Liu of Just Quality International used his own moral compass—and philanthropic awakening—to create a PROFIT 500 company that stands apart
Smart tips on everything from sales to hiring to leadership to exporting from the people behind the 2016 PROFIT 500
Bankrolling your growth doesn’t have to be a hassle. As these PROFIT 500 winners prove, if you learn what lenders are looking for and put in a bit of extra effort, you can secure the cash you need—no grovelling required
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
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”
2016 Rankings by Region
2016 Rankings by Industry
With STARTUP 50 winner Shoes.com, Roger Hardy and Sean Clark are once again working to build the perfect e-commerce company, one big, bold, potentially risky but possibly lucrative step at a time
Big dreams will only get you so far. If you want to accelerate your brand new business, you need to equip yourself with smart—and practical—strategies, like those used by these STARTUP 50 winners
Namita Nijjar of Simcoe Place Health Clinic on what it really takes to launch a new business
“When I launched my first business, I had two goals in mind: to survive, and to make the PROFIT  ranking.”
The Herjavec Group, Toronto
WHAT IS THE PROFIT 500?
Now in its 28th year, the PROFIT 500 is by far Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth– nationally, regionally and by industry–the PROFIT 500 program gives entrepreneurs and their businesses the recognition they deserve for their achievements and contributions to Canada!
Your business is real contender for the PROFIT 500 if its sales have grown by just 50% or more over the past five years.
New for 2016: We're celebrating the growth of younger companies with a special companion ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Startups! If your business is less than five years old, and has grown significantly in the past two years, we encourage you to enter a ballot now.
The PROFIT 500 companies receive local and national media attention that can attract new customers, employees and investors. What’s more, it’s a great honour to say you’re in the top 500 of Canada’s more than 1 million companies. You’ll also receive:
- The opportunity to attend the private PROFIT 500 CEO Summit, Canada’s most exclusive and enriching conference for entrepreneurial achievers
- Profile in a special PROFIT 500 issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com
- Additional year-round publicity opportunities via Canadian Business and PROFITguide.com
- Full use of PROFIT 500 logo, declaring your business is one of Canada’s best
- PR and marketing support from PROFIT
- Discounted tickets to select PROFIT events
IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS!
We've designed the PROFIT 500 ranking to benefit your business. That's why we:
- Publish additional rankings by industry and location, along with the national list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies
- Publish company revenue as a range (e.g., $5-10 million)
- Never disclose individual firms' profits
IT’S EASY TO ENTER!
You’re a contender if your business has grown by just 50% or more over the past five years. It's easy to enter: simply fill out our ballot form. If it looks as though you're a contender, we will contact you for more information shortly.
Entry Deadline: May 31, 2016
For PROFIT 500 sponsorship information, contact Ian Portsmouth, publisher of PROFIT and Canadian Business, at ian.portsmouth@PROFIT.rogers.com
For editorial or information on the PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies, please contact PROFIT@PROFIT.rogers.com