How to Cope with Squeeze Plays and Embrace Your Inner Kyoto: Lessons and Insights for Small Business Operators



    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - The latest issue of The Report on (Small)
Business magazine shows how small Canadian businesses are coping with big
competition and evolving environmental pressures. With star-studded vendors
chasing ever fewer contracts, Tom McBroom, Canada's top golf course designer
-- but relatively unknown outside the country -- found out first hand that
measured positioning and stepping out of your comfort zone into new markets
are the keys to surviving the competition from PGA legends. Globe and Mail
sports writer Michael Grange explores the challenges of a business staying
afloat in an industry that's not only hypercompetitive and increasingly
globalized, but also heavily slanted to a green jacket-clad star system.
Welcome to the world of (celebrity) golf course design!
    Also in the Summer issue of Report on (Small) Business magazine and
online at The Globe and Mail's dedicated small business site
www.reportonbusiness.com/smallbusiness:

    Greening your business - There can be significant financial incentives to
cleaning up your act: small enterprises can save the planet, and better still,
cut costs, boost sales and grow their business. Five companies in five
different industries demonstrate how they are embracing their inner Kyoto and
that economics and the environment can co-exist comfortably. Plus, RO(S)B
offers tips on how other businesses can follow suit.

    Rare air - Reviving a Canadian tradition: the perseverance story of a
small company that is staking out a lucrative niche market. With its core
bush-plane market all but gone, Parry Sound's Found Aircraft is betting that
wealthy ranchers and adventurers will snap up its "flying Range Rover".

    The new issue of Report on (Small) Business will be available in print in
Thursday's edition of The Globe and Mail and online on the magazine's Web site
at www.reportonbusiness.com/smallbusiness effective Thursday, June 21.

    The Globe and Mail's small business web site and Report on (Small)
Business serve the fastest growing segment of the economy: entrepreneurs. In
the next five years, more than 100,000 new businesses will launch in Canada.
The Globe and Mail serves the unique needs of these businesses with a wealth
of online resources and dedicated coverage of small business issues and
stories.

    The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of
CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company, which also owns CTV Inc.,
Canada's number-one private broadcaster.

    Interview opportunities available.





For further information:

For further information: Niya Nikitova, (416) 969-2654 or
nnikitova@environicspr.com

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