Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

May 06, 2009 13:28 ET

Calgary Entrepreneur Selected for Elite Ivey Program


Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor

CALGARY/ALBERTA/MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - Companies in Canada and around the world are dealing with unprecedented economic conditions and boosting entrepreneurial talent is critical for our country's future success. To learn how to take their companies to the next level, successful CEOs and business leaders - entrepreneurs from across Canada will be taking intensive courses this week at the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery (Good Earth Cafes Ltd.) is pleased to announce that Michael Going, President and Co-Founder, has been selected as a participant in Quantum Shift, a unique leadership development program founded by Ivey and KPMG Enterprise and sponsored by TD Commercial Banking and the Globe & Mail.Small and medium sized businesses represent more than 97% of independent businesses in Canada and account for nearly half of the country's GDP. Helping these firms grow and improve their productivity is essential to building a more competitive Canada. The Richard Ivey School of Business realizes this and for the sixth year has invited a select group of entrepreneurs to participate in Quantum Shift, a rigorous week-long program to give them the tools to push their businesses forward despite the economic headwinds. "The caliber of instructors and the curriculum are outstanding. The opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with some of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs, and learn from one another, is truly invaluable," says Going. Quantum Shift is designed to help Canadian business owners accelerate their companies. It's for entrepreneurs who are past the start-up stage and who are ready to innovate. The program focuses on how to lead an enterprise through exponential growth; how to uncover obstacles that may be limiting growth; how to value a venture; and how to build a strong network of entrepreneurial peers to share best-practices. About Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery:Founded in 1991, Good Earth is a Calgary-based coffeehouse chain. Good Earth has focused on creating an authentic coffeehouse experience for customers with a distinctive cafe environment, a passion for excellent coffee, good food, and social and environmental responsibility. The company continues to expand the café chain in Western Canada through franchising, while maintaining its unique position and brand in the coffeehouse industry. For additional information, visit www.goodearthcafes.com.

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Contact Information

  • Nan Eskenazi, Co-founder, Good Earth Cafes
    Primary Phone: 403-294-9330 ext. 223
    Toll-Free: 888-294-9330
    E-mail: nan@goodearthcafes.com