Ian Portsmouth


Ian Portsmouth

Publisher, Canadian Business and PROFIT Magazines

Chronicling the experiences of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and fastest-growing companies is what Ian Portsmouth, publisher of PROFIT and Canadian Business magazines, does every day. In his high-calibre, informative presentations he uses real-life examples and anecdotes from PROFIT’s annual study of Canada’s 500 Fastest-Growing Companies to deliver practical and proven ideas for improving your products, processes, and profits.

Portsmouth’s message resonates not only with business owners, but anyone who is responsible for the bottom line. His business expertise also makes him the perfect choice as an emcee for business functions and awards events.

Portsmouth joined PROFIT in 1995 as a writer on entrepreneurship and business management, and was named editor of the magazine in 2002. In 2014, he became the Publisher of PROFIT and Canadian Business. He has been recognized by the National Magazine Awards Foundation for his business writing on four occasions, and is widely recognized as an insightful commentator on small business issues, entrepreneurship and business growth strategy.

Secrets of Success of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

How can you build a business in any industry and under any economic circumstances? Follow the lead of Canada Fastest-Growing Companies, who defy the odds year after year to generate jaw-dropping growth. In this idea-packed presentation, Ian Portsmouth reveals the macro-strategies and micro-tactics of firms on PROFIT’s annual rankings of Canada’s most entrepreneurial companies, from big-name firms like Research In Motion and WestJet to hyper-growth firms you’ve never heard of—but need to. You’ll discover tested methods for improving your products, processes and profits, with a message that resonates with business owners and anyone else who is responsible for the bottom line.