The Targeted Way to Take on Big Competitors


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


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


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


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

The Fabulous 30


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 ...