Markets and Growth

“I can access new customers and grow my business.”

Despite a relatively high birth rate for new enterprises, Canada has a lower proportion of fast-growing companies than other developed countries and relatively few small companies trade beyond their borders. Only 18 percent of small and medium size enterprises sell outside their home province, and only seven percent export outside of Canada. (See Roundtable Backgrounder for full details.)

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  1. Networking and Advertising

    More networking opportunities and government support to advertise for young entrepreneurs would be helpful. How do we go about getting government's support in this respect?

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  2. Risk of expanding too fast

    These is a risk of biting off more than you can chew too quickly in your business, and not being able to service existing clients properly as a result.

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  3. Attracting customers and suppliers to a new Web based business. What options are others succeding with?

    Attracting customers and suppliers to a new Web based business. What options are others succeding with?

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  4. I don't know how big my market is

    How do we measure the size of a given market? A toolkit to figure out how many potential customers I may have would be useful

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