PROFIT BusinessCast

by PROFIT Magazine & PROFITguide.com

PROFIT BusinessCast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 138
  • Last: 5 Jan 2017
The PROFIT BusinessCast helps entrepreneurs and innovative executives address their strategic and day-to-day business issues. Through engaging interviews with preeminent business owners, industry experts and renowned authors, the PROFIT BusinessCast delivers information and insight that helps entrepreneurial businesspeople seize new opportunities and hone their competitive edge.

Episodes (138)

  • What For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations Have in Common
    What For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations Have in Common
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    Published: 10 Dec 2015 Duration: 13:40
    Kathleen McGinn is well acquainted with what it takes to run a sizeable organization. McGinn co-founded Beerbistro, a successful downtown Toronto eatery she operated for a decade. At its peak, the business had 58 staff and $4.5 million in a... Read more →
    Kathleen McGinn is well acquainted with what it takes to run a sizeable organization. McGinn co-founded Beerbistro, a successful downtown Toronto eatery she operated for a decade. At its peak, the business had 58 staff and $4.5 million in a... Read more →

  • Turning New Products Into Profit
    Turning New Products Into Profit
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    Published: 13 Jun 2013 Duration: 11:55
    In this episode of the PROFIT BusinessCast, Alex Savva, co-founder of PharmaFreak Sciences gives his top three pieces of advice for any entrepreneur looking to launch a niche product in their industry. Savva and his partners develop and sel... Read more →
    In this episode of the PROFIT BusinessCast, Alex Savva, co-founder of PharmaFreak Sciences gives his top three pieces of advice for any entrepreneur looking to launch a niche product in their industry. Savva and his partners develop and sel... Read more →

  • 3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Study
    3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Study
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    Published: 23 Jan 2014 Duration: 15:53
    "Capitalist with a heart" Brett Wilson's advice to entrepreneurs just starting out? Study. The chairman of Prairie Merchant and former CBC Dragon says there are three things every entrepreneur needs to continuously study three key subjects.... Read more →
    "Capitalist with a heart" Brett Wilson's advice to entrepreneurs just starting out? Study. The chairman of Prairie Merchant and former CBC Dragon says there are three things every entrepreneur needs to continuously study three key subjects.... Read more →

  • 2 Simple Steps That Will Make People Read Your Emails
    2 Simple Steps That Will Make People Read Your Emails
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    Published: 24 Apr 2014 Duration: 13:13
    Randy Litchfield has grown accustomed to change. The CEO of digital messaging firm (and PROFIT 500 veteran) Inbox Marketer Corp. has seen his business grow and evolve tremendously. "We began as an email service provider 12 years ago when em... Read more →
    Randy Litchfield has grown accustomed to change. The CEO of digital messaging firm (and PROFIT 500 veteran) Inbox Marketer Corp. has seen his business grow and evolve tremendously. "We began as an email service provider 12 years ago when em... Read more →

  • 5 Things to Consider Before Making an Equity Crowdfunding Investment
    5 Things to Consider Before Making an Equity Crowdfunding Investment
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    Published: 3 Mar 2016 Duration: 16:25
    While high net-worth individuals and private equity firms have made plenty of money off smart early investments in high-growth startups, retail investors haven’t been able to do the same—until now. The new equity crowdfunding regime that to... Read more →
    While high net-worth individuals and private equity firms have made plenty of money off smart early investments in high-growth startups, retail investors haven’t been able to do the same—until now. The new equity crowdfunding regime that to... Read more →

  • Why Pitching Investors Won't Help Grow Your Business
    Why Pitching Investors Won't Help Grow Your Business
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    Published: 5 Sep 2013 Duration: 15:41
    How does an entrepreneur like Tony Lacavera earn $800 million in financing? Katherine Roos, manager of Enterprise Toronto, heard Lacavera answer that question at an event several years ago. "I earned that financing," he said. "My first roun... Read more →
    How does an entrepreneur like Tony Lacavera earn $800 million in financing? Katherine Roos, manager of Enterprise Toronto, heard Lacavera answer that question at an event several years ago. "I earned that financing," he said. "My first roun... Read more →

  • Talk to Other Entrepreneurs—Really
    Talk to Other Entrepreneurs—Really
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    Published: 12 Sep 2013 Duration: 15:34
    Chris Eben turned an event to help entreprneurs start businesses into a business in itself. The founder of Startup Weekend Toronto has been in the startup and tech space most of his career. After spending some time in Silicon Valley during... Read more →
    Chris Eben turned an event to help entreprneurs start businesses into a business in itself. The founder of Startup Weekend Toronto has been in the startup and tech space most of his career. After spending some time in Silicon Valley during... Read more →

  • Not Made in China
    Not Made in China
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    Published: 19 Sep 2013 Duration: 09:49
    Toy company Great Circle Works Inc. is really a design company. Director Mark Cahsens is always on the hunt for creative designers—people who can take a basic, plastic child's sled and turn it into a must-have. How do they do it? Great Circ... Read more →
    Toy company Great Circle Works Inc. is really a design company. Director Mark Cahsens is always on the hunt for creative designers—people who can take a basic, plastic child's sled and turn it into a must-have. How do they do it? Great Circ... Read more →

  • When Small Businesses Take on Big Partners
    When Small Businesses Take on Big Partners
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    Published: 26 Sep 2013 Duration: 12:11
    Cameron Taylor's company BOATSmart! is in year three of a successful partnership with mega-retailer Canadian Tire. The company is one of 20 private businesses catering to recreational boaters who need their pleasure craft operating certific... Read more →
    Cameron Taylor's company BOATSmart! is in year three of a successful partnership with mega-retailer Canadian Tire. The company is one of 20 private businesses catering to recreational boaters who need their pleasure craft operating certific... Read more →

  • The Future of One of Canada's Major Tech Hubs
    The Future of One of Canada's Major Tech Hubs
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    Published: 24 Oct 2013 Duration: 09:00
    Just a few days after BlackBerry announced that thousands of its staff would lose their jobs, Google's Motorola announced that it would be establishing a new engineering hub in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. On this week's PROFIT BusinessCast... Read more →
    Just a few days after BlackBerry announced that thousands of its staff would lose their jobs, Google's Motorola announced that it would be establishing a new engineering hub in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. On this week's PROFIT BusinessCast... Read more →

  • Social Selling on LinkedIn
    Social Selling on LinkedIn
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    Published: 7 Nov 2013 Duration: 10:06
    What is LinkedIn? According to Brian Church, it's one of your most powerful networking tools and a valuable resource for information, as well as an opportunity to brand yourself and your company. "People still think of LinkedIn as your resu... Read more →
    What is LinkedIn? According to Brian Church, it's one of your most powerful networking tools and a valuable resource for information, as well as an opportunity to brand yourself and your company. "People still think of LinkedIn as your resu... Read more →

  • Bitcoin Prices Skyrocket: Is It Time For You to Get Digital?
    Bitcoin Prices Skyrocket: Is It Time For You to Get Digital?
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    Published: 12 Dec 2013 Duration: 17:42
    Bitcoin was worth $10 per unit last summer. Since then, there's been extreme buzz around the digital currency, with many remaining uncertain it will ever gain legitimacy. This November, Bitcoin was trading at more than US$1,000 each. The cu... Read more →
    Bitcoin was worth $10 per unit last summer. Since then, there's been extreme buzz around the digital currency, with many remaining uncertain it will ever gain legitimacy. This November, Bitcoin was trading at more than US$1,000 each. The cu... Read more →

  • How a Business Model Is Like a Rocket Launch
    How a Business Model Is Like a Rocket Launch
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    Published: 9 Jan 2014 Duration: 14:44
    Chris Hadfield wasn't just being cute when he decided on the title for his book An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. The Canadian astronaut has told thousands of space stories since returning from the International Space Station (ISS) las... Read more →
    Chris Hadfield wasn't just being cute when he decided on the title for his book An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. The Canadian astronaut has told thousands of space stories since returning from the International Space Station (ISS) las... Read more →

  • What To Do When Google Steps Into Your Space
    What To Do When Google Steps Into Your Space
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    Published: 30 Jan 2014 Duration: 14:42
    There are few more competitive markets these days than the mobile application development platform marketplace. Panvista president Andrew Echenberg says his company has survived in this cluttered space by focusing on one specific need in th... Read more →
    There are few more competitive markets these days than the mobile application development platform marketplace. Panvista president Andrew Echenberg says his company has survived in this cluttered space by focusing on one specific need in th... Read more →

  • 3 Reasons Companies Are Better Off Today Than in 1989
    3 Reasons Companies Are Better Off Today Than in 1989
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    Published: 26 Jun 2014 Duration: 16:59
    It's very easy to focus on the tough parts of running a business in 2014. But every once in a while, it's useful (and encouraging) to remember just how much things have changed for the better. Bill Robson has no shortage of suggestions. The... Read more →
    It's very easy to focus on the tough parts of running a business in 2014. But every once in a while, it's useful (and encouraging) to remember just how much things have changed for the better. Bill Robson has no shortage of suggestions. The... Read more →

  • Why Most Business Transactions Fail
    Why Most Business Transactions Fail
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    Published: 24 Jul 2014 Duration: 12:32
    It's a truth not often acknowledged that the sale of a business is not always the happily-ever-after tale it ought to be. In fact, in too many cases, both the seller and the buyer are left dissatisfied, unhappy and, sometimes, financially b... Read more →
    It's a truth not often acknowledged that the sale of a business is not always the happily-ever-after tale it ought to be. In fact, in too many cases, both the seller and the buyer are left dissatisfied, unhappy and, sometimes, financially b... Read more →

  • Master the Art of the First Impression
    Master the Art of the First Impression
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    Published: 7 Aug 2014 Duration: 12:57
    The voice of the guest of this week's podcast is a familiar one: it's that of Andrew Brown, president of business writing and communications consultancy Write On The Money, and the former co-host of the PROFIT BusinessCast. Brown dropped in... Read more →
    The voice of the guest of this week's podcast is a familiar one: it's that of Andrew Brown, president of business writing and communications consultancy Write On The Money, and the former co-host of the PROFIT BusinessCast. Brown dropped in... Read more →

  • How to Develop a Product the Right Way
    How to Develop a Product the Right Way
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    Published: 7 Jan 2016 Duration: 14:29
    Access matters, Dave Wilkins believes. “[It’s] a critical ingredient to entrepreneurial and career success,” he says. “If you don’t have access to the right type of person to bounce around ideas or get guidance, you will not be as successfu... Read more →
    Access matters, Dave Wilkins believes. “[It’s] a critical ingredient to entrepreneurial and career success,” he says. “If you don’t have access to the right type of person to bounce around ideas or get guidance, you will not be as successfu... Read more →

  • When Fewer Clients Means More Business
    When Fewer Clients Means More Business
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    Published: 14 Apr 2016 Duration: 13:02
    At an age when his friends were busy hanging out and knocking back beers, Nick Karadza was flipping houses. “I started investing when I was 21 years old—probably too young to know any better,” he recalls. Without much by way of real estate... Read more →
    At an age when his friends were busy hanging out and knocking back beers, Nick Karadza was flipping houses. “I started investing when I was 21 years old—probably too young to know any better,” he recalls. Without much by way of real estate... Read more →

  • The 3 Things You Need to Scale Successfully
    The 3 Things You Need to Scale Successfully
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    Published: 4 Aug 2016 Duration: 17:07
    It’s been 27 years since a high school student idling in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s had the flash of inspiration that turned into a major Canadian entrepreneurial success story. In line behind an old pickup truck with ‘Mark’s Hauli... Read more →
    It’s been 27 years since a high school student idling in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s had the flash of inspiration that turned into a major Canadian entrepreneurial success story. In line behind an old pickup truck with ‘Mark’s Hauli... Read more →

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