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Shazma Charania
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Shazma Charania

ZS Holdings

Red Deer Region

  • Z & S Holdings - Make informed decisions (1:11)
  • Shazma talks financial institutions (0:29)
  • Meet Shazma (0:16)
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Tracy Klotz
Tracy Klotz

Titus Tools

Lloydminster Region

Tracy is constantly looking for new projects to explore and challenges to overcome. He started Titus Tools with a vision of improving efficiency and safety in oilfield operations and has secured a number of patents that allow Titus Tools to do just that.

  • Know your worth (1:34)
  • Leverage your debt (1:52)
  • Event: Business Circle at Titus Tools (38:51)
  • Q&A with Tracy & Coreen (8:17)
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Andy Riopel
Andy Riopel

Three60 Electrical

Calgary Region

Andy spent years working as a journeyman electrician before starting Three60 Electrical. He identified an under-served market and decided to jump at the opportunity. His strategy: surround himself with great people and provide them with a clear vision.

  • Positioning Your Company as Specialists (1:36)
  • Keep Great Employees (1:30)
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Albert Stark
Albert Stark

Starks Plumbing, Heating & Electrical

Medicine Hat Region

Albert started working for the family business at a very young age. Years later, he joined his dad Nick to run the company, eventually taking over. Albert has unrelenting passion for his business.

  • Always Have The Right Tools For The Job (1:40)
  • The Value of Relationships (0:15)
  • Don't Buy Cashflow (1:46)
  • Starks Plumbing, Heating & Electrical (26:31)
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Teresa Spinelli
Teresa Spinelli

The Italian Centre Shop

Edmonton and Calgary Region

 

  • It Takes Trust (2:01)
  • Grow Your People (2:05)
  • Event: The Italian Centre Shop (30:59)
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Abe Neufeld
Abe Neufeld

Crosslink Leaseholds Inc.

Grande Prairie Region

 

  • Learn from your competition (2:40)
  • Be Intentional With Your Business (2:45)
  • Event: Crosslink Leaseholds Inc. (19:06)
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Paul Hamer
Paul Hamer

The Saskatoon Farm

Calgary Region

 

  • Trust means flexibility (1:32)
  • Invest on potential return, not cost (1:30)
  • Event: The Saskatoon Farm (24:03)
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Phil Neufeld
Phil Neufeld

True-Line Homes

Red Deer Region

 

  • Giving staff room to grow (1:14)
  • Be ready to grow your business (1:14)
  • Event: True-Line Homes (10:32)
  • Event: True-Line Homes Q and A (20:06)
Watch Phil's Lessons
Richard Thiessen
Richard Thiessen

Silver Ridge Construction

Lethbridge Region

 

  • Succession planning (2:33)
  • Separate sales and production (1:41)
  • Building a great team (2:51)
  • Building strategic relationships (3:13)
  • Event: Silver Ridge Construction (15:14)
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Cory Medd
Cory Medd

Two Guys and a Pizza Place

Lethbridge Region

 

  • How to improve hiring practices (1:37)
  • Successful business leaders find ways to improve (2:21)
  • Event: Two Guys and a Pizza Place 13:43)
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Poul Mark
Poul Mark

Transcend Coffee

Edmonton Region

 

  • Quality experience (1:16)
  • Quality brand (1:31)
  • Pay yourself (1:49)
  • Cashflow (1:53)
  • Event: Transcend Coffee (27:51)
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