Strategic Alliances

Lessons from the Dragons: Partners Worth More than Money


A perfect partnership forms and two entrepreneurs face the fire on Dragons' Den Season 10 Episode 1

The Collective Approach to Financing Setbacks

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When an Ontario craft brewer couldn't get bank backing, it had to get creative

Patience Is a Profitable Virtue

Audience see a movie through 3D glasses at a newly opened IMAX theatre on February 8, 2007 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China.

Imax studied the Chinese market for over a decade before entering. Taking the long view has reaped rewards.

The Case Against Working in Clusters


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

Killer Advice for Entrepreneurs from Game of Thrones

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Fighting your way to the top? Lessons from HBO's hit series—just in time for the start of Season 5

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