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Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: January 28, 2014
by Ryan Starr

Google Apps training firm battles f...

Toronto startup Synergyse has proven itself a valuable ally for Google, and it’s not even a year old yet.  ... More
Nick Kozak/For the Toronto Star.
People
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Posted: December 17, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Manuel’s hairstyling struggles wi...

In Toronto’s Little Portugal, Manuel Gomes was a legend.   For 15 years, Gomes ran his walk-in only... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: December 10, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Brothers see swift sales in competi...

In hard times, the Cohen family sticks together.   So when brothers both Richie and Jon Cohen found themselves out... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: November 19, 2013
by Ryan Starr

PTPA leads the parent-tested produc...

Moms know best. It's a timeworn truism. It's also the secret to the success of Parent Tested Parent... More
Christine McAvoy for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: October 22, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Port Moody’s Plastic Bank nee...

For Port Moody, B.C.-based entrepreneur and ocean-lover David Katz, there’s a dichotomy in a pile of used-up plastic —... More
Luca Ragogna for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: October 2, 2013
by Barb Gormley

Barrie’s Bee By The Sea evolv...

Five years ago, Andrew Wingrove was a corporate executive jetting between Canada, England and the Philippines, consulting... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: September 24, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto’s HR software startup...

Emilie Cushman and Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski stand as a testament to what an effective mentorship program can produce. The... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: August 20, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto’s Green Planet Biofue...

Steve Hyman feels good about his business. The family-run operation, Green Planet Biofuels Inc., collects used... More
Buffy Goodman for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: July 23, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Edmonton Engineering firm Cybertech...

Cybertech is grappling with a geyser of new business opportunities.   The Edmonton-based engineering firm — which designs and programs... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: June 25, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto’s Method Integration ...

Turning a vision into a successful business is a difficult feat, but expanding and building on that vision is... More
Buffy Goodman for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: May 28, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Edmonton tech firm Devfacto builds ...

DevFacto Technologies’ growth over the past six years has been explosive.   The Edmonton-based IT consultancy, launched in 2007 by... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: April 30, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Kitchener-Waterloo’s Sweet To...

Like leaving home for the first time, moving out of an incubator and into a more grown-up business space... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: April 2, 2013
by Daniel Viola

True North Climbing: Managing part-...

Managing part-time employees is the bane of many a small business owner’s existence.   At rock climbing gym True... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: March 5, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Toronto’s El-Cheapo movers us...

Gary Kaye – owner of Toronto-based moving company El Cheapo – is tired of a few bad seeds sullying his... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: February 5, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Burlington’s Right at Home fi...

Dani DePetrillo has high hopes for Right at Home Canada, the one year-old Canadian branch of an international in-home healthcare... More
Jennifer O'Neil for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: January 8, 2013
by Barb Gormley

Fighting for the right salespeople:...

The economy was tanking in 2008 when Tarique Al Ansari and Joseph Jongsma joined forces to launch their payment processing... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: December 4, 2012
by Ryan Starr

NST Professional loses associate, n...

  Things were humming along quite nicely for Nick Tsimidis' accounting firm, NST Professional Corp.   The small, Woodbridge, Ont.-based... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: November 6, 2012
by Andrew Seale

Searching for the right people: Aja...

By tracking the rapid evolution of technology and innovating accordingly, the company has steadily climbed the ranks of Profit... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: October 9, 2012
by Andrew Seale

Antonio Valente menswear fights out...

Antonio Valente wants to be a man of the people. The designer has built his namesake Canadian... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
People
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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
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: September 11, 2012
by Sharon Aschaiek

Toronto tech startup Halogen Mobile...

Halogen Mobile has no company website, marketing staff or business development plan — but it still sells to... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: August 14, 2012
by Andrew Seale

Business hinges on freelancers, but...

For 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting, the name says it all. The Vancouver-based business, founded two years ago by... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: August 7, 2012
by Sharon Aschaiek

Toronto’s SurfEasy scrambles ...

Selling the perks of SurfEasy’s software is easy. Pushing out the product globally? Not so much. The... More
Paul Adams for the Toronto Star
People
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Posted: July 30, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

Can Chinese customers cotton to Can...

All the best attributes of Nova Scotia lobster are, paradoxically, the very same things that make it expensive... More
Nick Kozak to The Star
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Posted: July 16, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

Zipfy is a hit, but Oakville’...

 Mark Cahsens didn’t see it coming. He’d founded Invisible Hand, a 12-employee e-commerce startup, in 1999. Two years later,... More
Graham McCarthy, CTO, left and Brennan McEachran, CEO, right speak during a meeting
People
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Posted: June 25, 2012
by Ryan Starr

Toronto’s Hitsend could revol...

It seems everyone wants what HitSend is selling. Chapters Indigo, Vitaminwater Canada and The Walrus magazine are all using the... More
Christine McAvoy, special to The Star
People
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Posted: June 19, 2012
by Laura Stradiotto

Recyclers require more staff to exp...

The people behind Debrand Services just can’t work fast enough. The Vancouver company, which recycles uniforms, marketing displays and other... More
Sked X
People
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Posted: May 27, 2011
by Sharon Aschaeik

SkedX: Engaging employees through s...

That Anthony Rinella has made employee scheduling effective, engaging and even fun is impressive. That he's turned his idea into... More