TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Every entrepreneur with a great business idea has been told "that'll never work." Some have heard it multiple times, but a new book THAT'LL NEVER WORK: Business Lessons from Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs compiled by KPMG Enterprise™ turns that negative phrase into a rallying cry.
Published by Portfolio Penguin in March 2012, THAT'LL NEVER WORK profiles some of Canada's top business people. Their stories of success earned, competition burned and lessons learned will inspire a new generation of those who want to "go for it" despite the doubters around them.
Entrepreneurs and their businesses profiled in the book include:
| Tracey Clark
| Wayne Renick,
Alf Garvin & Brent Boyle
Jersey City Canada/Capz Canada
| Charlie Spiring
Wellington West Holdings Inc.
| Barb Stegemann
The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc. and The
7 Virtues Communications Group
| Jim Deslaurier & Denis Staples
Deslaurier Custom Cabinets Inc.
| Stephen McIntosh
| Gayle Robin
| Robert Mills & Ray Mills
Kudu Industries Inc.
| Gerhard Rauch
| Vivian Risi
Royal LePage Your Community
Richmond Hill, ON
| Louis Anagnostakos & Ted
Turtle Island Recycling
| Rivers Corbett
Relish Gourmet Burgers
| Jory Lamb
| Natalie Macaulay
| Kevin Wong
| Benoit La Salle
| Ray Price
| Steven Gupta
Easton's Group of Hotels
Port Hope, ON
| Paul Walker
Surface Mount Technology
Canadian entrepreneurs have the opportunity to share their story for the next edition. Entrepreneurs and business owners with an interesting THAT'LL NEVER WORK story to share, can do so at thatllneverwork.ca and their story will be considered for the next edition of the book. Follow us on Twitter at @ThatllNeverWork for the latest news and updates.
Recalling the lessons they've learned and whom they learned them from, THAT'LL NEVER WORK gives us an insider's view into the triumphs and trials of some of Canada's most resilient entrepreneurs.
KPMG Enterprise™ professionals are devoted exclusively to helping Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs build value in their business and grow thriving enterprises.
Dennis Fortnum, Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise, is available for interviews about the book.
That'll Never Work
Inspiring Success Stories from Canadian Entrepreneurs
On-sale date: March 6, 2012
Advance Praise for
THAT'LL NEVER WORK
BUSINESS LESSONS FROM SUCCESSFUL CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURS
"Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of individuals courting opportunities and challenges along the way of building their businesses. Often adversity hits them between the eyes yet somehow through their creativity and innovation, they persevere to build wonderfully successful Canadian business stories. The experiences shared in this book are very insightful and practical and I would recommend it to any entrepreneur, business owner or anyone working in a family business today."
— Jim Treliving, Chairman and Owner, Boston Pizza International Inc. and seen on CBC's Dragons' Den
"Anyone who wants to become an entrepreneur should get comfortable with the word 'no.' A lot of people will tell you it's not possible. But Canada's future economic prosperity is depending upon innovative entrepreneurs who know how to make the not-so-possible happen. The stories shared within That'll Never Work demonstrate the value of persevering through adversity—it's part of the DNA of every entrepreneur who wants to find success."
— W. Brett Wilson, Chairman, Canoe Financial and seen on Slice's Risky Business
"Thank goodness Canada's entrepreneurs don't listen when others tell them 'That'll Never Work!' This book contains a wealth of examples of people who ignored the naysayers, and enriched our country greatly as a result. Current and future entrepreneurs will gain insight and courage from reading it."
— Catherine Swift, President and CEO, Canadian Federation for Independent Business
"Who says Canada doesn't have exciting, aggressive entrepreneurs? That'll Never Work tells the personal and business stories of 19 Canadian entrepreneurial heroes—self-made men and women who overcame daunting odds to achieve business success. These detailed stories contain setbacks and triumphs—they're chockfull of lessons for eager and aspiring entrepreneurs keen to succeed in business today. From managing risk to finding new angles to make an impossible deal work, these tips, tactics and strategies will help you defy the naysayers, make better decisions, and grow your business your way!"
—Rick Spence, National Post
"These entrepreneurial success stories can't be chalked up to chance, but to good leadership anchored on three principles successful entrepreneurs demonstrate: competencies, character and commitment. Competent leaders see the big picture. Leaders with character have the courage and humility to put that big picture before themselves at all costs. Committed leaders welcome dissent and controversy, but never lose sight of that big picture and are willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of it. These entrepreneurs are living proof that commitment to good leadership can make the impossible, possible."
—Carol Stephenson, O.C., Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business
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For further information:
Shona Cook, Publicity Manager, Penguin Canada
416-928-2408 [email protected]
Kathleen Killen, Senior Manager Media Relations, KPMG Enterprise
416-777-3447 [email protected]