Entrepreneurial Feature: Justin Thouin, Co-Founder and CEO
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Advice for Entrepreneurs
“It is more important than ever right now, when times are tough, to prioritize, focus on the things that matter, and execute flawlessly. It is easy to get distracted and flustered and take your eye off the ball in difficult times. However, identifying what really matters to your business and making that happen when other companies may not be firing on all cylinders can allow you to gain market share and come out of the pandemic in a stronger position than ever.”
Justin Thouin is the Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca, one of the fastest growing companies in North America. He has been an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist and under his leadership, LowestRates.ca has ranked in the top 50 on Maclean's/Canadian Business' Growth 500 list of Canada's fastest growing companies for four years in a row, most recently placing 15th in 2019. Justin is a highly sought-after expert in the areas of personal finance and entrepreneurship, frequently featured in the media, and in addition to leading LowestRates.ca, Justin invests in early-stage startups and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs. As an alumnus of the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, he supports his alma mater through speaking engagements and student competitions where he’s able to connect with Canada’s future business leaders.
LowestRates.ca is an online rate comparison site for insurance, mortgages, loans, and credit card rates in Canada. The free, independent service connects consumers directly with financial institutions and providers from all over North America to offer Canadians a comprehensive list of rates. LowestRates.ca's mission is to help Canadians become more financially literate, with the near-term goal of saving them $1 billion in interest and fees. You can learn more at: www.lowestrates.ca