Making it Big

    Ro(S)B magazine profiles entrepreneurs building, growing and rebranding

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Despite running six of Toronto's hottest venues
and a quarter century of experience in the nightclub scene, Charles Khabouth
still finds an opening night scary. Every new venture is a gamble. But
Khabouth has a long track record of reading the market and introducing the
next great hotspot. In the summer issue of Report on (Small) Business
magazine, available Thursday, June 4, writer Amy Verner profiles the nightclub
king and his latest venture: a hotel.
    Khabouth's success formula? Identify a promising market, conjure up an
aesthetic vision that's one-of-a-kind, and find the right partners. He's only
taken five vacations since opening his first club in 1983, but his dedication
and vision have kept him on the leading edge.

    Also in this issue:

    The Making of Mike Holmes - The white knight of renovation, Mike Holmes,
is Canada's most trusted man. Holmes on Homes is HGTV Canada's top-rated show
and now with a broadcast deal in the U.S, the Holmes Group will find out how
big and wide Mike can stretch. His goal is simple: educate homeowners, build
better houses and improve the state of skilled trades.
    With no scripts, a plain-speaking style, and the authority to get mad,
Holmes is the Don Cherry of construction. From branded work gear and building
homes in New Orleans with Brad Pitt to launching his own magazine, Holmes'
empire keeps expanding. Writer Joanna Pachner examines how the marketing team
behind Holmes is managing his brand and strategy.

    Branding Irony - Brady Financial Group, a growing insurance brokerage, is
heading down the rebranding path - changing its public image to keep pace with
the company's growth and ambitions. Writer John Lorinc sits in on the process
as company president Kevin Brady reviews creative options, ponders a big ad
buy, and worries about his firm's ability to handle a jump in business. Lorinc
outlines the fundamentals and do's and don'ts of renovating your brand. It's
more than just slapping on a fresh coat of paint.

    The Globe and Mail's small business web site and Report on (Small)
Business magazine focus on 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 at The
magazine is distributed to members of the Canadian Federation of Independent
Business, via select home delivery issues of The Globe and Mail and online at

    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.

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