Strategic Alliances

The Case Against Working in Clusters


Widely touted as hothouses for innovation and growth, industrial clusters might not actually help smaller exporters

What Entrepreneurs can Learn from “Game of Thrones”

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Fighting to get to the top? Here are 7 dos and don'ts based on HBO's hit series—just in time for the start of Season 4

What Makes A Good Partner?

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Turns out talent is overrated. These entrepreneurs reveal the most important qualities to look for when making strategic alliances in Part 14 of Lessons From Leaders video series

Get Back To School

Eric Coia—“Intelligent orthotics” are sold with help from Laval University

How more companies are using university research partnerships to push their products forward

Rules of Engagement

Metalcraft Marine—The sale of patrol boats prompted a high-speed alliance

How a small Canadian firm teamed up with the biggest name in its sector to prosper and grow

Make Your Seasonal Business a Success

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If you derive most of your annual revenue in just a few sort months a year, here are six great ways to make your business more sustainable and overcome common challenges

Growing Great Ideas


It takes a lot of innovation to become one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Here's how the PROFIT 200 are ensuring they remain growth stars

The best of lessons

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For Tyler Gompf, recently completing an entrepreneurial rite of passage produced a sizable chunk of change, and something potentially more valuable: self-awareness. Gompf co-founded customer-service feedback facilitator Tell Us About ...

The Case for South Korea

Why Canadian companies should consider selling to the Asian powerhouse

Peer-to-Peer: “Should we hire a marketing agency?”—the best advice from PROFIT readers

Question Last issue the CEO of a Halifax-based business services consultancy wrote to ask PROFIT-Xtra readers: “My staff has been co-ordinating my company’s marketing efforts in-house since we started four ...