Economic Developers Council Ontario
EDI Forum
Elevating Entrepreneurs, Toronto
Entrepreneurs Organization
The Enterprise Edge (Waterloo)
Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York and      East York chambers of commerce
Enterprise Toronto
Family Service Association of Metropolitan Toronto
Financial Post Reach
Forum for International Trade Training
Great Canadian Gaming Corp., Vancouver
Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton Business Development
IBM Canada
Innovators Alliance
Intuit Canada
Ivey Business School
Ivey Business School Alumni Association
Junior Achievement
Kingston Economic Development Corp.
Kirkland Lake  Chamber of Commerce
London Small Business Centre
Loyalty Group
Ontario Trucking Association
Ontario Exports Inc.

"Rick cares about the future of your business"


It Takes A Village: Building an Enterprise Culture in Your Community

ZAP! How to Create a Startup Community

Entrepreneurial Nation: How to Fix the Economy Forever

​Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: How You Can Help Entrepreneurs Grow in your Municipality

Rick has spent years interviewing business owners. He knows what it takes to build great companies. He shares that information every day in his columns. And in dynamic, uplifting presentations.

What’s blocking your team? Tough markets, price resistance, strapped customers, increasing competition?

Rick provides and new opportunities that will put you back on the road to success.

Speaker and Author on Business, Growth and innovation

© Copyright Rick spence, 2015


The Future of Business

Secrets of Success from Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Build it, Sell It, Fix It: Learning from Today’s Startup Culture

10 New Technologies that will Disrupt your Business 

Breakthrough Questions to Grow Your Business

Small Steps, Big Changes: 10 Ways to Accelerate Your Effectiveness and Authority

“What do You Think?” Creating a Company of Leaders

Doing the Wrong Thing: Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes in Business

Bigger Picture: How to Turn Entrepreneurs into Leaders

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“You were great. I wrote up notes on everything you said, and normally I never take notes” Business owner, California

Alberta Opportunity Co.
Association of Independent Consultants
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario
Belleville Sales & Advertising Club
Board of Funeral Services
Bridges to Better Business
Burlington Economic Development
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy
Canadian Franchise Association
Canadian Foundry Association
Canadian Junior Chamber
Canadian Marketing Association
Canadian Public Relations Society
Canadian Real Estate Association
Canadian Retail Hardware Association
Canadian Venture Capital Association
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Centennial College
Colleges Ontario
Communitech (Kitchener-Waterloo)
Confederation College
Conference Board of Canada
Composting Council of Canada
Credit Union Central
Cremation Association of North America
Digital Imaging Association

Rick Spence is passionate about the future of entrepreneurship, innovation   and business. Your business.

Rick knows how hard business can be. He’s covered winners, losers and  turnarounds for two decades. He knows how hard it is to create winning teams, develop new products, build trusted brands, balance the finances, create leaders and beat the competition.

But Rick believes that with just a nudge and a spark, any company can be great. There has never been a better time to be in business!

And Rick can help your company, your staff or your association members achieve much more.​

RICK's topics  (or mix 'n' match to make them your own!)


How to Create a Winning Corporate Culture

Continuous Innovation: How to Disrupt the Competition First!

Why We Work: Restoring Purpose in Your Business

The Seven Habits of Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

Win-Win-Win: How to Create Relationships that Last

Stayin’ Alive: The Top Ten Business Trends of the Decade

How to Create More Value Every Day

Survival of the Fittest: Five things you need to do NOW in your business!

Hire People You Hate:

10 Unexpected Tips for Growing Your Team 


The 7 New Rules of Sales 

Building Better Relationship Builders

Breakthrough Questions for Sales Leaders

Hey, You: The Future of Social Media

Job One: Put Your Customer First

Becoming the Ultimate "Trusted Advisor"

Clients and Testimonials

Rick Spence: Business and Innovation Speaker

Rick is on a mission.   Two, actually.

He wants to help your business grow-- By helping you better understand the trends, tools and incredible opportunities your business needs to master.

He wants a more Entrepreneurial Nation.
where innovation is honoured, early adopters are heroes, and institutions recognize that prosperity springs from individual enterprise and creativity.

An award-winning writer, speaker and innovation catalyst, Rick is Canada’s leading Entrepreneurship Champion. He knows how to build winning products, companies and cultures.

Rick is eager to speak to your Company, association or community.