LAURA ARANEDA story ” inspir story ”

  Power driller W100 ranking #42Laura AranedaAge 42Sussex, New BrunswickPresident,Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling,providing contract drillingfor the mining industry2011 Revenue:$5–$10 million; sales are up21 percent from 2010Employees:Started with four in 1987,growing to more than 100 todayWhy we love her:Because she wasn’t afraid to gounderground and ended up on top. While studying business inuniversity, Laura Araneda askedher […]

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CHANDRA CLARKE story ” inspire story ”

  Worldwide wordsmith W100 ranking #89Chandra ClarkeAge 40Chatham, OntarioPresident, Scribendi.com, an online editing and proofreading company2011 revenue: $1–$2 million, more than doubling in the past three years Employees: 19 full-time, 192 part-time, in 60 countries Why we love her: Because she started out in a basement and now her reach is global. As a newspaper […]

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Karina Birch story ” inspir story ”

  Queen of clean Karina BirchAge 37Can more, AlbertaCo-owner,Rocky Mountain Soap Company, producing100-percent-natural bath and body products2011 revenue: $2–$5 millionEmployees: 50 full-time, 50 part-time, from a single storefront with two employees in 2000Why we love her: Because she knew what she wanted and didn’t stop until she got it.While shopping for Christmas presents in 1999,Karina […]

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Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson, co-founders of Tasty Brand CREDIT ( inspire success story )

With the current obsession with label-reading and organic ingredients, surely there must be dozens of organic baby food brands, right? That’s what Los Angeles moms (and friends) Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson thought. But they were wrong. The pair started making organic purees for their own babies—each now has two kids—and couldn’t believe how few options […]

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Cybele Negris story ” inspir story ”

  Tech titan W100 ranking #91Cybele NegrisAge 43VancouverPresident and co-founder,Webnames.ca, aninternet solutions provider 2011 revenue:$2–$5 millionEmployees:22 full-time, 10 part-timeWhy we love her:Because she’s got the techsavvy and the people skills totake her company to the top.In 2000, when the web address suffix .ca became widely availableto all Canadians, Cybele Negrisand her partner jumped on theopportunity […]

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