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Canadian firms look south of the border to bolster growth

More companies buying businesses in the States than the other way around

Event planner chats up big business in U.S.

Toronto-based Yellow House found an ‘in’ with BlackBerry, then staged events for Google, Dell and Home Depot

Lush applies bakery-style delivery to bath-and-body world

With 155 stores in the United States and 45 in Canada, company focuses on freshness with made-in-Canada product crossing the border daily

Parachuting in and out makes no friends in international business

Finding a sales agent in foreign markets requires a personal, patient approach

Globe-trotting horse show clears logistical hurdles

Chartering a 747 jet was just the beginning for Cavalia, described as ‘equestrian ballet’

Packaging firm makes registers ring with innovative retail displays

Central Group moves into merchandising and marketing for North American consumer-product companies

Yoga Jeans concept stretches across North American borders

Made in Canada, popular pants have caught on in other countries – and inspired copycats

These likely economic powerhouses have young populations, growing wealth and good trade links

Orchard’s mini-pies are the apple of consumers’ eyes

Ontario company found its piece of the action with individual-sized baked dessert

Moms’ tote bags find new markets after celebrity sightings

Ontario company started by stay-at-home mothers gain traction through ‘swag bags’ in California

Tech firm expands worldwide via ‘white label’ strategy

Nova Scotia-based SimplyCast enlists sellers in 175 countries to handle its marketing software

Dressed for the catwalk, Canadian carpets are taking off

Korhani has upped the style ante by sewing low-priced, stylish rugs into coats and gowns

Canadian wasabi farmer taps a hungry market - even in Japan

Without doing any marketing, grower of hard-to-cultivate plant attracts attention worldwide

Orchard’s mini-pies are the apple of consumers’ eyes

Ontario company found its piece of the action with individual-sized baked dessert

Parachuting in and out makes no friends in international business

Finding a sales agent in foreign markets requires a personal, patient approach

Lush applies bakery-style delivery to bath-and-body world

With 155 stores in the United States and 45 in Canada, company focuses on freshness with made-in-Canada product crossing the border daily

Hong Kong an ideal hot spot for Canadian business

The island’s commerce-friendly environment serves as a springboard for expansion into China

Canadian firms look south of the border to bolster growth

More companies buying businesses in the States than the other way around

These likely economic powerhouses have young populations, growing wealth and good trade links

Dressed for the catwalk, Canadian carpets are taking off

Korhani has upped the style ante by sewing low-priced, stylish rugs into coats and gowns

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