May 12, 2017 – Politicians around the globe seem to go on and on about small businesses but in Canada they do so with good reason. You see – small business is the backbone of the Canadian economy. Of the 11.6 million people employed in the Canadian private sector, 90.3% of them are employed by SMEs (Small …

In addition to energy sector job growth, the city has also had positive gains for small businesses. It had the highest number of small businesses per capita among other major cities in Canada in 2012, according to data from Calgary Economic Development. Small businesses are the meat of Calgary's economy, as they …

Oct 17, 2011 – Small businesses are often touted as the backbone of Canada's economy, but how much do they actually contribute to the country's gross domestic product? How many small businesses are there, and how many do they employ across the country? And what exactly is a small business, anyway? To mark …

Sep 21, 2014 – Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, sustaining nearly half the country's jobs and 30 per cent of GDP. They are your neighbourhood restaurant, the barber shop or salon that cuts your hair and the local farmer. Surely, they deserve special help – to get started, and then to survive in a world …

Oct 16, 2017 – Small business owners move Canada forward. … “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They make up 98 per cent of all business operations in Canada, employ over 70 per cent of the total labour force in the private sector, and contribute more than 30 per cent to our gross domestic product.