PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

#48

Kathryn Gallagher Morton

President & Owner

Company Profile

Company: Maplelea (Avonlea Traditions Inc.) Head Office: Newmarket, Ont. Website: www.maplelea.com

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 79 2013 Revenue: $2M-$4.9M Employees: 11
Revenue from Exports (%): 2    

Spotlight

What her company does: Designs and sells Canadian-themed dolls for kids ||

In 2006, Gallagher Morton sold 80% of the successful company she founded in order to focus on the 20% that she felt represented the future of the business. It was a brutal decision, but making it freed her to pursue a wildly successful new direction. As she puts it: “Only by letting it go could I have the time and resources to focus on what had the most potential.”