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        Lonny Hoy
        Lonny Hoy

        Cedar Ridge Homes

        Lethbridge, Alberta


        • The Importance of Work/Life Balance (1:29)
        • Be Flexible (1:02)
        • The Business Circle Live Event (34:38)
        Watch Lonny's Lessons
        Shazma Charania
        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)
        Watch Shazma's Lessons
        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)
        Watch Tracy's Lessons
        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)
        Watch Albert's Lessons
        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)
        Watch Abe's Lessons
        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)
        Watch Richard's Lessons
        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)
        Watch Cory's Lessons
        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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