It’s been a busy year here at LinkNow Media. With growth as our top priority, we managed to surpass our 10 000-client milestone and expand our offices to accommodate our ever-growing staff of nearly 200!
And on top of all that, we are proud to announce that LinkNow Media has placed No. 338 on The Globe and Mail’s brand-new ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies. It goes without saying that our hard work has paid off—resulting in a three-year revenue growth of 69%.
We couldn’t be happier about being recognized for our achievements!
Strong Values Are the Key to Success
From the very beginning, LinkNow Media was all about helping out the little guy. The family-owned and operated. The independent contractor. The small business owner trying to gain a competitive edge in a market increasingly dominated by big business.
Co-founders Wesley Mendelovitch and Sonny Bettan realized that one of the biggest hurdles for small business owners was creating an online presence. Back in 2009, hiring a web design and digital marketing company to build an SEO optimized website required a massive investment. That meant that small businesses had to take on a huge financial burden just to get started. So they decided to do something about it.
LinkNow Media was the result. With a small team of dedicated web designers, marketers, and salespeople, they found a way to make websites and digital marketing services affordable to businesses who needed them most.
Ten years later, we’ve never wavered from that single-minded vision—a commitment to helping small business owners succeed!
Always Push the Boundaries, Always Make an Impact
Of course, none of it would be possible without the dedication and hard work of the people at LinkNow. Ask anyone on the team why they love working at LinkNow, and they’ll tell you the same thing: “Everyone helps each other out. You really feel like you’re contributing to something bigger. Your voice is always heard, and everything you do has an impact.”
I asked Director of Operations, Eve Mendelovitch, whether this was a priority for management:
“Yes, definitely. We don’t just hire people based on their qualifications. We’re looking for people who are willing to take risks and we encourage everyone to share their ideas and opinions. And because all our teams are so small, we’ve created a work environment that makes collaboration and impactful decision-making a priority. Everything you do here makes a difference. And we see the results every day!”
The amazing thing about this approach is that, not only does everyone want to do their very best, but the work they do feels meaningful. And when your work is meaningful, it’s only natural that the most talented employees stick around for the long-haul. By holding onto talent, our clients reap the benefits!
Take a risk. Push the boundaries. Make an impact and own it.
Never Stop Learning, Never Stop Growing
At LinkNow Media, we put learning first. Whether that means cross-training employees in multiple departments or putting in the time to build research-based, results-driven products—we never assume that we know best. After all, the world of digital marketing involves a lot of guess-work, experimentation, and playing catch-up with Google!
The end-result is that LinkNow Media is flexible and agile. If we learn that there’s a better way to do things, we’ll change our processes at the drop of a hat. We’re constantly improving and developing.
That means that our clients always get cutting-edge products with proven results. We don’t just build beautiful websites. We build responsive websites. We build websites with quick load speeds and SEO optimized content. Websites that are designed to get our clients ranking and to bring the local leads they need to thrive.
And with over 10 000 happy clients currently using our services, and many more soon to come, we know we’re doing something right!
LinkNow Media: Proud to Be Listed Among Canada’s Top Growing Companies
So what exactly is Canada’s Top Growing Companies list?
Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies made the ranking this year.
The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing.
“We created the Canada’s Top Growing Companies program because we believe there is much Report on Business readers can learn from the successes of the country’s best entrepreneurs,” says Derek DeCloet, Editor of Report on Business and Executive Editor at The Globe and Mail. “We’re excited to be telling their stories.”
“The 400 companies on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking demonstrate ambition, innovation and tremendous business acumen,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their contributions to the economy help to make Canada a better place, and warrant commendation.”
A Reminder That We’re on the Right Track
It’s a huge honour to be listed on the Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. And although we’re most proud of our extremely talented staff and the hard work they’ve put in over the years, receiving recognition like this feels great. It’s a wonderful reminder that we’re taking the right steps toward building a company that our employees love to work at and our clients can trust to get the job done right!
In closing, we’d like to thank Wesley Mendelovitch, Sonny Bettan, and all the directors, managers, team leads, and staff for their continued commitment to our mission: making the lives of small business owners a little easier.
We hope you’ll join us to see what the future holds and what incredible innovations are on the way at LinkNow Media.