Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties
The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.
Canada tops for operating environment among 60 economies
But we still need to work on technology adoption, study suggests.
Leadership fuels ambition
Canada is falling victim to a leadership deficit, and it needs to be turned around.
Wanted: Companies with winning growth strategies
Nominate candidates for the Private Business Growth Award, presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton.
Take risk management beyond bare minimum requirements to establish a process that best meets the needs of your company.
Beyond Canada’s borders: Navigating the challenges of new global markets
Pay special attention to cultures, lifestyles, business models, and supply chain and distribution channels.
Manufacturers cautiously optimistic about 2015
PLANT Outlook survey shows companies are looking close to home for growth.
Quebec businesses eager to grow, improve productivity
CEOs call for regulatory streamlining in Grant Thornton study.
Business for sale
Watch for a paradigm shift as boomers retire.
Raising your game webinar April 23
Grant Thornton panel will take you to the next level of growth.
Manufacturers are poised for growth in 2014
PLANT’s 2014 Outlook survey shows execs are gearing up for better times.
Manufacturing confidence outpaces other sectors
But we need to be more sophisticated about trade with the US: Grant Thornton.
Manufacturers are primed for business growth in 2013
PLANT’s 2013 Business Outlook Survey shows senior executives are investing and banking on higher profits.
Canadian firms pursue growth through acquisitions: Grant Thornton
Canadian companies are pursuing growth through acquisitions over the next three years, says a Grant Thornton International Business Report.
G7 business optimism takes a Q1 jump: Grant Thornton
Improved revenue and promising growth in demand have raised business optimism globally over the past three months, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report.
World in Figures: Handy stats a-plenty
The World in Figures contains a wealth of economic, socio-demographic, cultural and environmental statistics from The Economist and is now available as a free iPad app.
Global execs feel less stressed — except in Canada
Global business leaders are showing the lowest annual increase in stress levels since 2005 – except in Canada, according to a global study by the Grant Thornton consulting firm.
Global business confidence in Q4: Zero [VIDEO]
The crisis in the Eurozone continues to erode global business confidence, according to a Grant Thornton International survey.
Investing in 2012
PLANT’s annual Business Outlook survey shows senior executives plan to spend an average of $1.4 million on machinery, equipment, technology, training and R&D next year.
Manufacturers are confident and investing in 2012
Canadian manufacturers are making investments today that will put them in a position to cash in on business opportunities when global economic conditions settle, according to a survey of senior executives.
Manufacturers' prospects are looking up
Canadian manufacturers see the economy picking up over the next three years and they are preparing for business expansion with plans to hire, and invest in process improvements, facilities, technology, training and innovation, according to a survey of senior plant executives.
SMEs are optimistic
The global economy is coming back to life after last year’s economic meltdown, and Canadian manufacturers are getting back in the game. But they’re facing a very different business and trade environment.
Cut laggard SKUs, boost margins
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