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Feature Manufacturing Economy General
April 30, 2020  

Family-owned companies: Major players in Canada’s economy

They account for 60% of manufacturers in the small-medium segment.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
April 30, 2020  

Got a business idea to help combat COVID-19?

Mitacs announces initiative to speed up application process and access to research talent for SMEs.

Biz Intelligence Manufacturing General
November 25, 2019  

Canadian SMEs remain nimble in the face of change

Sponsored Content provided by PLANT partners: American Express SME

News Manufacturing Economy General
November 14, 2019  

SMEs say trade is key to economic growth: FedEx survey

But 48% of respondents say variations in fees and tariffs have been a major challenge.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 13, 2019  

Federal program to protect SMEs from cyber threats

Voluntary cyber security certification will help businesses achieve a baseline level of cybersecurity.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 19, 2019  

Firms know little about CETA as Canada pushes diversifying exports

Government survey shows only 7% of the polled businesses were familiar with details of the Canada-EU deal.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 18, 2019  

SMEs can now apply for funding for energy-saving projects

Money from Climate Action Incentive Fund for companies in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Biz Intelligence Manufacturing General Technology
December 7, 2018  

White paper offers roadmap to adopting Industry 4.0

Sponsored Content provided by PLANT partners: Bosch Rexroth’s report,

News Government Manufacturing General
February 28, 2018  

Federal cybersecurity strategy follows ‘overlap, lack of clarity’

New centre will offer cybersecurity guidance to SMEs lacking resources or know-how to fend off hackers and other threats.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Technology
June 12, 2017  

Économie du savoir Mauricie get $740K to boost innovation

Funding will be used to assist manufacturing SMEs upgrade innovation and delivering investment and market development projects.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Technology
March 17, 2017  

Help for Canadian startups expected in budget

Modifications in the budget are expected to make the existing Build in Canada Innovation Program far more ambitious.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

SMEs aren’t ready to take advantage of CETA: CME

Association estimates just 40,000 of Canada’s one million SMEs are exporters.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 20, 2016  

SMEs are having a tough time scaling up: BDC

Only one in 1,000 companies grew past the 100-employee mark.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 16, 2016  

$6.3M to support Eastern Ontario business development

FedDev Ontario money to boost SMEs’ commercialization efforts.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 23, 2016  

Liberal budget defers future small biz tax rate cuts

Rate will be fixed at 10.5% on first $500,000 of active business income.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 3, 2016  

Stop paying government workers to retire early

Hidden “bridge benefit” perk amounts to an extra $8,000 per retiree annually.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 3, 2016  

SMEs paying taxes in Canada have it easy

PwC, World Bank report puts Canada in the top 10 globally for ease of payment.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 28, 2016  

Alberta SMEs to cut spending 27%: survey

BDC surprised by the magnitude of the drop to $11 billion this year.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 5, 2015  

More small businesses hurt by low loonie: CIBC

Only 19% reported a benefit from the lower dollar, 44% no impact.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 23, 2015  

SMEs boost economy during 2015 downturn: CIBC

Businesses with less than 500 employees created 80% of private sector jobs.

Feature Government Manufacturing General Operations Technology
May 10, 2015  

Colleges launch innovation centres

Help for product development, smart manufacturing.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 6, 2015  

Manufacturers that plan and invest are higher performers: report

Study calls for increased market diversification and closing the gap on the continuing shortage of skilled labour.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 4, 2015  

MMEs: Unsung heroes

HSBC examines their critical role

News Government Manufacturing General
March 26, 2015  

Obama highlights small business in trade pitch

Wants fast track authority from Congress to negotiate trade deals.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations Technology
March 26, 2015  

We’re digital laggards: 60% of SMEs don’t have web sites

Canadians are heavy users of social media and e-commerce, and they’re embracing mobile technologies, but SMEs’ digital engagement is way behind.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations
March 9, 2015  

Cyber security-related budgets on the rise: KPMG

Attacks continue to pose a mounting risk to Canadian business of all size, consultancy says.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 27, 2014  

SMEs eager to invest in new projects, BDC survey says

Companies in Ontario lead the charge, followed closely by BC and the Prairies.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
October 23, 2014  

Innovation, skills among key factors for assuring SME prosperity

SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
October 20, 2014  

Small biz lagging in Canada, but has potential: CIBC study

Benjamin Tal notes Ontario’s manufacturing supply chains aren’t aligned to industries poised for the highest growth.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations
October 7, 2014  

Business for sale

Watch for a paradigm shift as boomers retire.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 30, 2014  

SMEs bounce back from recession, but still face challenges: RBC

Rising input costs, demand fluctuations, and increasing competition are factors still causing problems for Canada’s small businesses.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
April 9, 2014  

Dollar decline has SMEs worried: CIBC

Poll finds manufacturers are the most concerned