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Grant van Gameren prepares food at Bar Raval in Toronto in April, 2015. Mr. van Gameren says making some of his staff partners contributes to his restaurants’ longevity.

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The Globe and Mail is excited to announce the lineup for the 2018 Globe and Mail Small Business Summit. We'll have Elana Rosenfeld of Kicking Horse Coffee, club king Charles Khabouth, Jim Estill, who brought 200 Syrian refugees to Canada, and many more. The Small Business Summit is the country's premier event for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies and it will be held at the new Globe and Mail centre in Toronto. Full lineup and early bird tickets available at

Unconventional partnerships have fuelled the success of Grant van Gameren's restaurants

Grant van Gameren has a tattoo on his stomach that reads "1/2 MINE, 1/2 YOURS". It came from his days as a "broke" cook, working at Il Fornello and sharing an apartment, food, "just about everything" with a fellow cook. "If we had one cigarette left, we'd share it," he says. Full story

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Ontario farmers seek tax relief as land values rise

Soaring land values are leading to steep hikes in farmers' property assessments across Ontario, and some are pressing their local municipalities for tax relief. Full story

Does an Ontario employee with two part-time jobs get two days of holiday pay?

A recent Globe and Mail story about the new calculations for public holiday pay in Ontario, as part of Bill 148, highlighted a pay boost for part-time workers and provoked a strong reaction from both employees and employers. Full story

Unpaid invoices are causing costly problems for businesses

To grow our thought economy and foster innovative startups, we need greater accountability. It's the cornerstone of any relationship, yet there is no mechanism in Canada, outside the courts, for businesses to hold one another to account. Full story

Som Seif's Purpose Financial to buy online lender Thinking Capital

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Industry veteran Som Seif's Purpose Financial LP is scooping up online lender Thinking Capital Financial Corp. in one of Canada's largest financial technology deals. Full story

Breathtaking views and The Bachelorette: Rocky Mountaineer's growth strategy

For Rocky Mountaineer rail-tour company president Steve Sammut, the vacation experience is "a cruise on the rails." Full story

Companies should assess their marijuana policies before legalization

What will you do if your employee returns from lunch smelling of marijuana? That's one of several issues companies may have to deal with once the federal government legalizes the use of cannabis later this year. Full story

Income-sprinkling tax changes a windfall for government, budget watchdog says

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Federal tax revenues from new income-sprinkling rules for small businesses could be about twice as much as Finance Department projections, states a new report from Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette. Full story

Q&A: Ray Reddy, CEO of takeout startup Ritual

Ritual, the Toronto-born takeout app that lets diners skip the line at their favourite restaurants, has spent the past few years quietly becoming one of the city's biggest success stories. After debuting in a handful of local restaurants in 2015, you can now order via Ritual in dozens of neighbourhoods in Toronto — not to mention in New York, Chicago, Boston and D.C. Full story

Remembering Suzanne West, a force for change in the oilpatch

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, visionary entrepreneur Suzanne West passed away following a brief battle with cancer. She was 52 years old. Full story

Digital tool for landlords measures potential tenants' kindness, cleanliness

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Another Canadian tech startup is helping landlords and property managers leverage the power of big data and artificial intelligence to weed out potentially undesirable tenants before handing over the keys. Full story

Day to love Locke Street held after vandalism spree

A week ago tonight, a mob of vandals went on a rampage in Hamilton's Kirkendall neighbourhood — causing an estimated $100,000 of damage — but this Saturday, it was about supporting the neighbourhood and loving Locke Street. Full story

Owner of Alliston burger joint says minimum-wage hike drove him out of business

A popular Alliston establishment will soon be closing down for good, but not by choice. The recent wage bump from $11.60 to $14 per hour was too much to swallow for brothers Jay and Ryan Klausen, the owners of Bistro Burger Joint, who recently announced the eatery, which has been a mainstay of downtown Alliston for the past five years, will be closing later this month. Full story

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