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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

Canadian cabinetry firm opens doors in U.S. markets

Ontario company has chosen big-box stores as its portal to larger market

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’

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La Martina: Global Brand, Global Sport, Global Bank

At the very heart of the La Martina brand is the desire to promote the sport of Polo by supporting polo events and tournaments across the world in places such as Dubai, UK and Singapore, helping to improve the quality of play at both a national and international level

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

Aerospace firm’s strategy takes flight abroad

B.C.-based Cascade Aerospace banks on its engineering skills to win foreign contracts

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