Succeeding in business anywhere is daunting challenge. Doing so in Newfoundland and Labrador is next to impossible. The climate is so harsh it scared the Vikings away. The geographic isolation places an assortment of limits on anyone trying to start or grow a company. And the local market, with a population of just 500,000 and change, is small and not wealthy. A rare few have risen to these challenges and created thriving enterprises, though. ‘The Courage and the Grit’ will tell the stories of these determined and often stubborn people and provide insight into what makes them tick.