September 22, 2011
SME owners have many tales to tell about their experiences during the economic downturn. Some cut costs to the bare minimum. Others explored and thrived in new markets. CFIB’s newest report paints an overview of the SME experience during the past four years, and identifies a special subsection of SMEs that grew their operations despite the downturn.
July 19, 2011
CFIB/HP/Intel poll finds Canadians value and respect entrepreneurship; small business is driving growth through IT investment.
June 1, 2011
As the single largest buyer of goods and services in the country, the federal government should be a reliable and lucrative client to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Unfortunately, their attempts to access federal procurement are frustrated by a confusing application process, excessive paperwork and a byzantine system of rules.
April 21, 2010
Thousands of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) trade goods and services across the Canada/US border every day. Yet their needs and experiences are often overlooked as they deal in much smaller volumes or trade with less frequency. This report explores the SME experience with both Canada and US border agencies and suggests ways the border experience could become more small business friendly.
March 3, 2008
SMEs’ Perspectives on Competition in the Canadian Telecommunications Industry