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Last year I was commissioned by a Canadian investment bank to write a research report based on interviews with 35 entrepreneurs from diverse companies across Canada. These founders generously shared their top tips and recommended reading with me.

10 Tips

1. Treat your customers the way you would like to be treated.

“My dad taught me the age-old principle that if you want to get a customer and keep a customer, ‘say what you do and do what you say.’ If you do that people will respect you. It’s all about respect, trust and delivering on promises. These values and rules aren’t new, but they work.” Ed Alfke, CEO & Chairman, Radicle, Calgary, Alberta.

2. Invest time in yourself.

“I’m a big believer in daily exercise and feel strongly that it builds self-confidence and high energy levels… important ingredients for entrepreneurs.” Chris Dobbin, Founding