Operating a professional services firm has changed quite a bit over the years, yet some aspects will never change. Stephen Solomon of De Grandpre Chait will share with us the importance of values and mentoring, what it takes to become a partner, and their concept of partner buy-in.
Technology is at the forefront of many medical professional clinics and this is no different for a dental practice. Warren and Jason Retter will share will us the challenges of remaining current in their field, the benefits of community giveback and the mechanics and choice of buying and selling a practice.
The food industry is filled with rules and regulations. Lezlie Karls and Nick Saltarelli of Mid-Day Squares will share the importance of quality assurance, adapting to the stakeholder when it comes to the pitch, and the value of having a rover in the business.
E-sports is a recent phenomenon that has created many entrepreneurs, including this one. Cole Gurman will share with us how he entered the gamer community, the major importance of research, and his answer to the question “Can you go too big too soon with your marketing?”
To survive in the restaurant sector takes a lot of perseverance and some good business karma. Ted Dranias and Perry Kalivrousis share with us the choice and build-out of a location, what’s worked for them for marketing and why give to get is a key factor for their success.
This entrepreneur is a Montreal original as he popularized two international media brands. Andy will share with us his unconventional path in business, how to harness creatives, and his ability to bounce back from failure.
Brand strategy agencies need creative and professional leaders, but the business model aspect cannot be forgotten. Jill Selick of Rubix Marketing will share with us how her CEO plans changed to becoming an entrepreneur and the philosophy of leaving the expertise to the experts.
Often what starts out as one business flourishes into several others, and this story exemplifies just that. Gad Bitton of Holand Group will share with us the challenges and lessons learned during the growth years, and the importance of community giveback.
Sometimes family business is in your blood and it can never be avoided. Frédéric Roy of Paramedic Canada will share with us the experiences learned from buying a small business realizing what’s on paper does not always work, and the importance to them of going from fully outsourced to creating a team under their own roof.
As we all know, life can hand you some unexpected moments, and it’s what you do with them that sets you apart. Claire & Stuart will share with us the events that led them from their existing path of fundraising and landscape architecture to their current businesses helping others manage their families’ mental health issues and today’s stress levels.