Globe and Mail unveils “Canada’s 10 most remarkable small businesses”

Last month, The Globe and Mail went on a mission to find “most remarkable small and medium-sized businesses” in Canada. The qualifications were minimal — only that the company needed to have less than less than 500 employees and be working on “a cool product or an extraordinary culture that sets the company apart.”

After receiving 120 nominations across Canada from various sectors, the group was cut down to a respectable 65 semi-finalists and was proudly displayed on its Pinterest account. Today, this list was cut down further and Globe officially unveiled “Canada’s 10 most remarkable small businesses.”

Here are each of the top 10 companies, along with their Elevator pitch, Secret sauce, culture, challenge and advice.

– Halifax-based digital media company Skyline studio
– Kingston, Ontario’s Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company
– Halifax-based eOLIO
– Calgary magazine UPPERCASE
– Montreal’s online store Changeroo
– Guelph’s Well.ca is Canada’s online destination for health, beauty, home and baby products
– Halifax-based Small Jobs plumbing is a plumbing comapny
William Tell Family Estate sells fresh fruit locally
Trace Associates is a environmental science and consulting company based in Calgary

Source: Globe

Ian Hardy

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