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Small Businesses in Canada

A small business has 1 to 99 paid employees. A medium-sized business has 100 to 499 paid employees and a large business has 500 or more paid employees. As of December 2012, there were 1,107,540 employer businesses in Canada, of which 1,087,803 were small. Small businesses make up 98.2 percent of employer businesses, medium-sized businesses make up 1.6 percent of employer businesses and large businesses make up 0.1 percent of employer businesses (source GoC)


Ninety-eight percent of businesses in Canada have 1 to 99 employees. The sector is our main economic driver.


In Canada, small businesses employed over 69.7 percent of the total private labour force.


Small businesses were responsible for $150 billion, or about 41.0 percent, of Canada’s total value of exports.


Small businesses accounted for 31 percent of total research and development expenditures ($4.8 b).

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Business Consulting

We provide business consulting to assist you start it fast and start it strong.

Our approach towards startups takes four steps, Sketch, Research, Plan, and Execute. We walk beside you and are prepared to assist and provide business consulting (as/if needed) in every step.

We are local, we are based in Calgary, Alberta.


We sketch your business idea. We discuss your vision, value proposition, the niche, competitors, supplier ...


We research to validate the niche, potential products/services, your client base, marketing strategy, ...


We develop a business plan and a marketing strategy, we see risks and plan for them, we develop a budget ...


You execute the plan and keep watching performance indicators. We support to address risks and pitfalls ...