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A path forward for entrepreneurship in Canada : Voie de l'avenir pour l'entrepreneuriat au Canada

2014

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"Canada's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) punch above their weight in their contribution to Canada's economy. According to Industry Canada, more than 98 per cent of the country's nearly 1.2 million small and medium businesses have less than 100 employees, yet they employ nearly 70 per cent of our workforce. When businesses with 100 to 499 employees are added, SMEs employ just shy of 90 per cent of Canadians. ... As the Voice of Canadian Business, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce strives to shape federal public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada. In August 2013, the Canadian Chamber held its initial roundtable to explore how it could best support entrepreneurs. In May and June 2014, the Canadian Chamber extended this initiative and undertook discussions across the country with entrepreneurs who lead fast-growth, high-potential SMEs. Its objective was to identify the challenges these businesses face and the opportunities they anticipate to determine if and/or where the Canadian Chamber could make the most effective contribution to assist these firms"--

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economic development innovation education economics economy entrepreneurship industrial policy science and technology psychology canada business management employment investments earnings sales small business venture capital entrepreneur human activities start-ups further education business finance mentorship entrepreneurial angel investor angel investors

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