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Entrepreneurial Magic in the Waterloo Region

Entrepreneurial Magic in the Waterloo Region

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Entrepreneurial Magic in the Waterloo Region Excerpt from Cool Companies www.coolcompanies.ca  Edited by Irene DimopoulosRead PDF version that appeared in the Cool Companies industry guide [PDF]The Waterloo Region is a hive of entrepreneurial activity. What is the source of this entrepreneurial productivity? We took our question to entrepreneurs who live and run companies in the area. They told us it’s their recent successes in the tech sector, a collaborative culture and world-class educational institutions. In the past 10 to 15 years, the Waterloo Region—made up of the cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge—has become home to some of Canada’s newest innovation rockstars. They are companies like RIM, Open Text, DALSA and Descartes. Many internationally known c...
Inspiring Trust is Good for the Bottomline

Inspiring Trust is Good for the Bottomline

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Inspiring Trust is Good for the Bottomline Excerpt from Cool Companies www.coolcompanies.ca By Catharine WrightRead PDF version that appeared in the Cool Companies industry guide [PDF]Trust is big. It underlies every relationship and organizational culture. It’s also a strategic asset that directly affects the bottomline. Many leaders state trust is one of their company’s values, but creating trust is a lot more work than making this claim. Using a new book by Stephen W. R. Covey called The Speed of Trust, we explore what trust means, and look at the different behaviours of people in high trust and low trust organizations. In typical Cool Companies fashion, we put the theory to the test through interviews with Canadian entrepreneurs on their experience creating high tru...
100 EMPLOYEES

100 EMPLOYEES

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What Growth Stage is your company in? The Growth Stages:Introduction0 TO 9 EMPLOYEES: The One Person Show10 TO 19 EMPLOYEES: Start Delegating20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES: Operationalize & Customer-centric30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: The People Crunch50 TO 99 EMPLOYEES: Professionalizing100+ EMPLOYEES: The Corporation 100+ EMPLOYEES: THE CORPORATION Excerpt from Cool Companies www.coolcompanies.caContent by Don Rumball. Interviews by Claudia Sammer.Read PDF version that appeared in the Cool Companies industry guide [PDF] This version contains graphics and pictures.TOP CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED BY CEOS1. Hiring and retaining good employees2. Visioning and strategic thinking3. TechnologyOperational focusWhen they reach 100 employees, leading high-growth firms become diversified...
20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES

20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES

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What Growth Stage is your company in? The Growth Stages:Introduction0 TO 9 EMPLOYEES: The One Person Show10 TO 19 EMPLOYEES: Start Delegating20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES: Operationalize & Customer-centric30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: The People Crunch50 TO 99 EMPLOYEES: Professionalizing100+ EMPLOYEES: The Corporation 20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES: OPERATIONALIZE & CUSTOMER-CENTRIC Excerpt from Cool Companies www.coolcompanies.caContent by Don Rumball. Interviews by Claudia Sammer.Read PDF version that appeared in the Cool Companies industry guide [PDF] This version contains graphics and pictures.TOP CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED BY CEOS1. Hiring and retaining good employees.2. Technology and its integration.3. OperationsOperational focusTo maximize production efficiencies, CEOs begin to op...
0 TO 9 EMPLOYEES

0 TO 9 EMPLOYEES

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What Growth Stage is your company in? The Growth Stages:Introduction0 TO 9 EMPLOYEES: The One Person Show10 TO 19 EMPLOYEES: Start Delegating20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES: Operationalize & Customer-centric30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: The People Crunch50 TO 99 EMPLOYEES: Professionalizing100+ EMPLOYEES: The Corporation 30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: THE PEOPLE CRUNCH Excerpt from Cool Companies www.coolcompanies.caContent by Don Rumball. Interviews by Claudia Sammer.Read PDF version that appeared in the Cool Companies industry guide [PDF] This version contains graphics and pictures.TOP CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED BY CEOS1. Hiring and retaining good employees2. Operations3. TechnologyOperational focusCEOs complete the process of formalizing and operationalizing their companies to achieve a ...
30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: THE PEOPLE CRUNCH

30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: THE PEOPLE CRUNCH

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What Growth Stage is your company in? The Growth Stages:Introduction0 TO 9 EMPLOYEES: The One Person Show10 TO 19 EMPLOYEES: Start Delegating20 TO 29 EMPLOYEES: Operationalize & Customer-centric30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: The People Crunch50 TO 99 EMPLOYEES: Professionalizing100+ EMPLOYEES: The Corporation 30 TO 49 EMPLOYEES: THE PEOPLE CRUNCH Excerpt from Cool Companies www.coolcompanies.caContent by Don Rumball. Interviews by Claudia Sammer.Read PDF version that appeared in the Cool Companies industry guide [PDF] This version contains graphics and pictures.TOP CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED BY CEOS1. Hiring and retaining good employees2. Operations3. TechnologyOperational focusCEOs complete the process of formalizing and operationalizing their companies to achieve a ...