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Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: March 11, 2014
by Jared Lindzon

Cash-flow crunch confines Toronto c...

Though his family has been in the industry for 65 years, Daniel Kroft wasn’t interested in joining the trucking business.... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: February 18, 2014
by Andrew Seale

Entrepreneur creates Netflix for th...

Kevin Shaw’s entrepreneurial epiphany began with a dusty stack of shrink-wrapped DVDs in his living room in 2011.   While... More
KCNY Treats
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Posted: December 4, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Toronto’s KCNY has tasty trea...

Nhu Yorke believes she's got the best-tasting cake pops in town. She just hasn't found many customers to buy them.... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: October 8, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Saving lives a tough sell for Toron...

For John Collie, business is a matter of life and death. A former Toronto firefighter, Collie founded his... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
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Posted: September 10, 2013
by Barb Gormley

Toronto’s upscale Yorkville B...

Looking for an edge to clinch your next big deal or job interview? If you’re male, add one more... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
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Posted: August 6, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto’s MADE Clothing sells...

Tomas Romita has always had an appreciation for fine clothing. It started while he was in... More
Carolyn Hayes for the Toronto Star
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Posted: July 9, 2013
by Roger Pierce

Selkirk &Toronto-based Wheelch...

Finding a rental vehicle that accommodates passengers with mobility issues can be a nightmare. John Hillier wants to make it... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: June 11, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Ancaster’s TWB Designs dispos...

Tom Braithwaite loves to tinker.   A licensed, heavy-duty equipment mechanic who spent 22 years working with Hamilton Police Services,... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: May 14, 2013
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Ontario’s Certified Solar fig...

It’s hard to learn a new game when the rules keep changing.   And for the businesses building Ontario’s burgeoning... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: April 16, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Toronto’s Precision Laser Tat...

Mike McLaine loves bad tattoos.   Rather, he loves when someone hates their tattoos so much they’re willing to spend... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: March 19, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Toronto’s Foxy Originals figh...

They had a gem of a business idea.   Jennifer Ger and Suzie Chemel experienced early success with their Canadian-made... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: February 19, 2013
by Roger Pierce

Last Minute Training must hire or b...

Last Minute Training could be, as its owner puts it, “a Kijiji of training.”   But that would require... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: January 22, 2013
by Roger Pierce

Toronto travelling notary embattled...

Despite a favourable industry reputation and high-quality service, Rula B. Morcos is struggling against large new competitors trying to price... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: December 18, 2012
by Josh O'Kane

Brands wary of music club’s m...

Bobby Kimberley makes his living connecting people.   In 2011, he quit his job with a music artist development agency... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: November 20, 2012
by Daniel Viola

Mail-order beauty box company TopBo...

In the quest for big profits, beauty product supply company Topbox has focused on something small.   For $12 a... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
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Posted: October 23, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

An end to raised hands: Understoodi...

In an age when many tech startups grow at breakneck speed in the hopes of hitting the buyout lottery,... More
Chris Hardwick is a proud nerd, and a pretty functional entrepreneur — whether he admits it or not.
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Posted: September 27, 2012
by Tom Henheffer

The business of comedy: Q&A wi...

Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) is a standup comedian, tv host (on AMC's The Talking Dead and formerly on G4’s... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
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Posted: September 25, 2012
by Max Mertens

June Records taps the vinyl revival...

Before Ian Cheung hung the “OPEN” sign on his store, June Records, he was already facing stiff competition. Toronto's home... More
Dorothy Garlough for the Toronto Star
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Posted: August 28, 2012
by Andrew Seale

MBC’s growth in rural Ontario...

My Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is invading the airwaves via the back roads — one small town at a... More
Marina Mann, EatSleepRIDE CMO on her bike, with president Alex Crookes in the background
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by Scaachi Koul

EatSleepRIDE build social network, ...

EatSleepRIDE is a new social network, but it’s founders have an unusually narrow focus in the social media sphere—motorcycle nuts.... More
Nick Kozak, Special to the Star
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Posted: June 5, 2012
by Andrew Seale

Brew, babies, and busy moms

Playful Grounds, a new cafe on Toronto's bustling College Street West, is missing something. It has the hum... More