Profiles

The Targeted Way to Take on Big Competitors

ASTOUND

In a booming industry dominated by global giants, Canada's Astound Group flourishes by narrowing its focus

How a Niche Startup Became a Global Player

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Computer-fan provider CoolIT has used foreign clients to scale up in a very big way

How the Human Factor Sells Commodities

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Globeways Canada making its mark in the global food revolution by paying careful attention to personal contacts

The Laser-Focused Approach to Winning Foreign Clients

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How one elevator fixture supplier came to flourish in U.S. by ditching "spray and pray" for something more strategic

How to Use Small-Town Connections Globally

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How one firm leverages personal connections and an international network of New Brunswickers to build its business

The Fabulous 30

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The examples set by Canada's coolest, smartest and most inspiring entrepreneurs point the way to business success—and demonstrate the rich potential of an entrepreneurial life

Michael Lee-Chin: Do well. Do good. Be happy

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Michael Lee-Chin’s entrepreneurial ascendance is a particularly Canadian version of the classic rags-to-riches tale. Born in rural Jamaica to a teenaged mother, the eldest of nine siblings, Lee-Chin made his ...

Ask the Legends: Gordon Reid

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Career Highlights Born in Vancouver in 1933; moves to the Montreal area as a boy. Starts his retail career at age 13, gift-wrapping parcels at Simpsons. After being expelled from ...

Born to Run — Really Fast

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How Mood Media grew by 72,384% to become Canada’s Fastest-Growing Company in 2011

The success secrets of Gerry Schwartz

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Chairman & CEO, Onex Corp. Toronto Age: 66 Career Highlights: The corporate lawyer and MBA launches CanWest Capital Corp. with Izzy Asper in 1977; the company evolves into what is ...