Imprint Plus™ Top Ranked Canadian Female Entrepreneurs

Posted on: September 21st, 2015 by

As Ranked by PROFIT & Canadian Business W100 List

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Imprint Plus™ as one of Canada’s Top W100 Female Entrepreneurial Companies based on a three- year revenue growth. Listed at #42, Imprint Plus™, which makes custom and reusable name badges, is one of the top rated women-owned Canadian companies on the list.

Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by three-year revenue growth rate and profitability of Canadian businesses, the 27th annual PROFIT 500 profiles the country’s most successful women-owned growth companies. A joint venture between Canada’s premier female business brands, the PROFIT W100 is published in the October issue of Canadian Business and online at

“Members of the W100 aren’t just inspirational figures—they’re smart business people who have demonstrated the tenacity and creativity needed to thrive as entrepreneurs,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Their strategies and business tactics are lessons to anyone, regardless of whether you’re male or female, work at a start-up or run a multi-million enterprise. Our annual ranking is here to convince others that entrepreneurial success is possible, and to offer good advice on how to make it happen.”

The women on the 2015 PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs run some of the country’s most successful businesses. Smart money management is just one of the skills that have helped inspiring businesswomen build their profitable, growing companies.

Hear what Imprint Plus™ CEO has to say on covering financing, cash flow, cost-cutting and financial planning as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, “Switching to paying suppliers with credit cards has allowed us to pay for many airplane tickets and hotel stays with points. We travel extensively for trade shows and customer meetings, and any cost reduction immediately impacts our bottom line.” —Marla Kott (No. 42), Imprint Plus™ (Illen Products), Richmond, B.C.

It’s important that we celebrate and champion the achievements of female entrepreneurs, especially in Canada. Women still earn 24% less than men, while occupying just 16% of the seats on corporate boards ( If these inequities are ever to be corrected, then up-and-coming female entrepreneurs need to hear from their role models and their success stories. Having role models makes a tangible difference.

Reference to PROFIT W100 Rank Listing 

About Imprint Plus™

Founded in 1982, Imprint Plus™ is a top supplier of Reusable Name Badge and Signage products. The company offers a full range of reusable name badge products from three different brands:

  • Imprint Plus™
  • The Mighty Badge™
  • YouWho Badges™

Imprint Plus™ is a member of WEConnect Canada and The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the US. Imprint Plus™ is also a Lean Manufacturing company and was the first in Canada to earn the EarthRight Business Institute’s Silver rating for a high level of commitment towards sustainability.

The Founder, Ellen Flanders, CEO, Marla Kott, and President, Kristin MacMillan, is currently ranked #42nd on the PROFIT W100 Top Female Entrepreneurs.

Twitter: @ImprintPlus

About PROFIT and

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. Visit PROFIT at

About Canadian Business

Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the countryWith a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders.


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