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entrepreneurs | Aug 26th, 2012

Ideas, Quickly: Start-Up Advice from Business Speaker Kevin O’Leary

“You’re nobody as an entrepreneur until you’ve made money for someone else,” says Kevin O’Leary, a noted business speaker.  Anyone who has watched an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, or The Lang And O'Leary Exchange and Dragon's Den, on CBC, knows that O'Leary, a host and judge on those shows, is... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | Apr 12th, 2012

Into the Dragons' Den: Wealthy Barber David Chilton On His New Gig

The CBC can't get enough of David Chilton. The bestselling "Wealthy Barber" is practically a regular on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and fills in for Kevin O'Leary on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange. So when the time came to find a new judge for their hit reality show Dragons' Den, choosing... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | Mar 22nd, 2012

A Done Deal: Wealthy Barber David Chilton is the Newest Judge on Dragons' Den

David Chilton is the author of Canada's all-time best-selling book, The Wealthy Barber, and he's about to become a co-star on Dragons' Den, one of the country’s most successful television shows. CBC has announced that Chilton will join fellow Lavin speakers Kevin O’Leary and Arlene Dickinson as a... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | Dec 12th, 2011

Manjit Minhas Brews Up Success in a Male-Dominated Industry

Last week, both The Financial Post and Calgary Herald ran features on Manjit Minhas, the young female entrepreneur and brewery owner who is making her mark in the lucrative—and traditionally male-dominated—beer and spirits industry. Based in Calgary, Minhas has done what few business observers... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | Oct 11th, 2011

Jeremy Gutsche: On Leaving a Cushy Financial Job to Start Trend Hunter

In the Financial Post this week, Jeremy Gutsche talks about what inspired him to leave his cushy management consultant job at Capital One to concentrate full-time on Trend Hunter, the world's most influential trend website. As Gutsche tells the Post, his driving entrepreneurial spirit is second... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | Oct 3rd, 2011

Arlene Dickinson: In Business, Emotion is Not a Dirty Word

Arlene Dickinson has a successful track record of picking companies on the rise. A master entrepreneur with a keen eye for ideas that get results, she relies on instincts for zeroing in on emerging trends and sound investments, a skill exemplified in her role as a panelist on the hit series Dragons'... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | Aug 3rd, 2011

Arlene Dickinson: From Poverty to the Corner Office, via the Art of Persuasion

In her much-anticipated first book, Persuasion, Arlene Dickinson  showcases the same unique combination of warmth and razor sharp business acumen that she conveys on television, where she’s a judge on the top-rated Dragons' Den. Using tips from the marketing trade and a powerful personal narrative,... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurs | May 5th, 2011

Two Major Business Awards Honor Trendhunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche

When they need to know about the next big thing, companies like Google, Microsoft, eBay and Pepsi read trend reports from Jeremy Gutsche—whose website, Trendhunter.com, has just passed half a billion views. In the last three years, Gutsche has blazed an incredible entrepreneurial trail, growing... Continue Reading →