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Call for Entries: Join the 2014 PROFIT 500!

PROFIT is now accepting nominations for the 26th annual ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Don't miss your chance to make the list!

Written by PROFIT staff

What do such diverse companies as WestJet, Globalive Communications, BlackBerry and Garda have in common? They’ve all made indelible marks on the Canadian economy—and they’re all alumni of the PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

Now is your chance to join them!

Don’t wait! Companies who enter early have a much greater chance of receiving extended editorial coverage

PROFIT has officially opened the nominations period for the 2014 PROFIT 500 ranking, and we want your growing firm to enter. All you need to do to declare your candidacy is to fill out our online ballot. If it looks as though your firm is a contender (and you can find out more about eligibility here), we’ll contact you with information about the next steps.

Why participate?

Aside from the prestige of joining a ranking that has, in its 26-year history, become the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement in Canada—not to mention the sheer satisfaction of knowing your firm is among the country’s best—winners will receive:

  • Highly valuable national media exposure—including coverage in the Summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and year-round on PROFITguide.com—which can lead to new customers, employees and alliances;
  • Special regional and industry-specific coverage, creating new opportunities to celebrate successes in key markets;
  • An invitation to the PROFIT 500 CEO Summit, a conference designed exclusively for the leaders of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies; and
  • Much, much more (which you can read about here).

Still not convinced?

Here’s a bit more of what past PROFIT 500 winners have said about their experiences on the ranking:

  • “When I launched my first business, I had two goals in mind: to survive, and to make the PROFIT 500 ranking.”
  • “Making the PROFIT 500 has really helped us to attract quality candidates for openings at our company.”
  • “Being on the PROFIT 500 raised awareness of my company among large-scale firms, which we were able to secure contracts with in the last year or two. They see that we’re growing greatly and have been noticed by PROFIT.”

Declare your candidacy for the 2014 PROFIT 500 now! And don’t wait; even though the deadline isn’t until March 31, 2014, companies who enter early have a much greater chance of receiving extended editorial coverage than those who wait.

For more information about the PROFIT 500, please visit our ranking FAQ, or contact PROFIT Senior Editor Deborah Aarts.

Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com