Your Business magazine, formerly Report on Small Business, takes in-depth look at Scott McCain's junior hockey franchise
TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - Once a league of mom and pop operations, junior hockey has become a playground fit for a billionaire, a billionaire named Scott McCain. Stepping outside his family's shadow for the first time in his career, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Maple Leaf Foods' agribusiness group is building a brand identity for himself. When McCain bought the St. John Sea Dogs junior hockey franchise in New Brunswick, his family thought he'd invested in a mid-life indulgence. But the struggle on and off the ice showed them-and him-the kind of grit it takes to run a small business. Writer Michael Grange explores McCain's quest to prove his entrepreneurial mettle.
The premier edition of Your Business, formally known as Report on Small Business magazine, is available in select issues of The Globe and Mail and online on Thursday, March 4, 2010. The Globe and Mail has enhanced its suite of editorial products targeting entrepreneurs and small business operators. Visit globeandmail.com/yourbusiness for featured content in key areas including: starting and growing a business, succession planning, finance and taxation, technology and more.
Also in this issue of Your Business:
The man who sparked the Fuzion explosion - Tastes are fickle and the competition is global. But slivers of space exist for smaller players like wine agent Alex Patinios to play with the big boys. Fuzion was a cheap red wine from a little-known Argentinean winery, but, at the close of 2009, it became the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's top seller. For the first time in the provincial liquor board's history, a wine made the top of the charts. Writer Joanne Pachner reveals how a small wine agency beat the odds and piloted the greatest wine craze this country has ever seen.
Fifty ways to leave your partner - Breaking up is hard to do, and that's especially true if you're business partners. Breakups litter the small-business landscape and one of the most frequent causes is the simple fact that people change. For more than 30 years, the partnership in Le Papillon, a popular French restaurant in Toronto, weathered the sorts of threats and tests that fill up the small-business graveyard. But, they survived the departure of an original partner, the severing of romantic ties between the other two partners, and three forced relocations. Few breakups are truly amicable but writer Catherine McLean shares how the partners of Le Papillon kept drama to a minimum and arrived at a happy ending.
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