Family-owned companies: Major players in Canada’s economy
They account for 60% of manufacturers in the small-medium segment.
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Mitacs announces initiative to speed up application process and access to research talent for SMEs.
Canadian SMEs remain nimble in the face of change
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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.
Federal program to protect SMEs from cyber threats
Voluntary cyber security certification will help businesses achieve a baseline level of cybersecurity.
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.
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.
White paper offers roadmap to adopting Industry 4.0
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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.
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.
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.
SMEs aren’t ready to take advantage of CETA: CME
Association estimates just 40,000 of Canada’s one million SMEs are exporters.
SMEs are having a tough time scaling up: BDC
Only one in 1,000 companies grew past the 100-employee mark.
$6.3M to support Eastern Ontario business development
FedDev Ontario money to boost SMEs’ commercialization efforts.
Liberal budget defers future small biz tax rate cuts
Rate will be fixed at 10.5% on first $500,000 of active business income.
Stop paying government workers to retire early
Hidden “bridge benefit” perk amounts to an extra $8,000 per retiree annually.
SMEs paying taxes in Canada have it easy
PwC, World Bank report puts Canada in the top 10 globally for ease of payment.
Alberta SMEs to cut spending 27%: survey
BDC surprised by the magnitude of the drop to $11 billion this year.
More small businesses hurt by low loonie: CIBC
Only 19% reported a benefit from the lower dollar, 44% no impact.
SMEs boost economy during 2015 downturn: CIBC
Businesses with less than 500 employees created 80% of private sector jobs.
Colleges launch innovation centres
Help for product development, smart manufacturing.
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.
MMEs: Unsung heroes
HSBC examines their critical role
Obama highlights small business in trade pitch
Wants fast track authority from Congress to negotiate trade deals.
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.
Cyber security-related budgets on the rise: KPMG
Attacks continue to pose a mounting risk to Canadian business of all size, consultancy says.
SMEs eager to invest in new projects, BDC survey says
Companies in Ontario lead the charge, followed closely by BC and the Prairies.
Innovation, skills among key factors for assuring SME prosperity
SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.
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.
Business for sale
Watch for a paradigm shift as boomers retire.
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.
Dollar decline has SMEs worried: CIBC
Poll finds manufacturers are the most concerned