Small Business
Success stories


Welcome to the LOng Haul

Welcome to the first edition of The Long Haul. This publication is about the small business dream in Canada. We are looking to profile entrepreneurs who embody authenticity and hard work – those committed to building their business for the long term.


Just Quality International

Yupeng Liu has an an astonishing story that emobodies the true Canadian business experience. While pursuing his MBA, opportunity struck the 26 year old from Ontario: as he explained to Canadian Business magazine:

“On a flight home from a vacation to New York, he saw an ad campaign from HSBC centred on the idea of living life without regret. “I didn’t want to say 10 years down the road, ‘You know, I had the opportunity to create my own company, but I didn’t do it,’” he says. So he scrapped his MBA plans and founded Just Quality International (JQI)in 2010.


Ches penney

The remarkable story of entrepreneur and builder Ches Penney is one of the brightest to come from Newfoundland & Labrador. The eldest of twleve children, Chesley Penney was born in Carbonear in 1932. Throughout his childhood he had much exposure from his father – a self taught auto mechanice. Young Chesley grew up learning from his father and  was instilled many traits that served him well throughout his life.


Passive Investment Portfolios within a Corporation


The recent budget provided clarification on the rules on passive investment portfolios in corporations.



The Long Haul is a start up monthly publication on the small business sector in Canada. Profiles, interviews and articles related to small business in Canada will be highlighted here.

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Support for this publication has been graciously provided by the Government of Canada.

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