Seven up-and-coming small Canadian businesses

You know, not everyone starts out big. Before Warren Buffett was Warren Buffett, he was just a clerk at his grandfather's Nebraska grocery store. Before Oprah was Oprah, she was nothing more than the daughter of a Mississippi coal miner. Before Keith Olbermann was Keith Olbermann, he was only infuriating people at Cornell University and not ruining football highlights every Sunday night.

The lesson: lightning can strike anywhere, anytime. So it's with that spirit MSN takes a look at seven small Canadian companies with the potential for more. Sure, you haven't heard of many and, okay, some of their websites need work, but these local businesses are ready to take the world by storm.

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* Tell us: How do you make extra money?