Analysis and research

BDC research on issues impacting small and medium-sized businesses in Canada

BDC Studies

  • Business Acquisitions: A Strategy That Drives Growth. Study (November 2021)
  • SME Financing Outlook Survey, October 4th to 20th (October 2021 Wave X) Report (October 2021)
  • Current situation: How are SMEs doing and what do they plan to do in the coming months? Report (September 2021)
  • How to Adapt to the Labour Shortage Situation: Hiring Difficulties Are Not Going Away Study (September 2021)
  • SME Financing Outlook Survey, May 31 to June 14 (June 2021 Wave IX) Report (June 2021)
  • The Benefits of Inclusive Leadership. Report (June 2021)
  • What's next for remote work? Views of Canadian businesses and employees Study (June 2021)
  • Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report Study (May 2021)
  • Health of SMEs during COVID: How are they doing and how do they see the future? survey (Feb-Mar 2021)
  • Telework: What do SMEs think and plan to do about it? survey (Feb-Mar 2021)
  • Telework: Impacts on the decisions of Canadian employees survey (March 2021)
  • SME Financing Outlook Survey, March 1 to 14 survey (March 2021 Wave VIII)
  • A Transformation in Progress: How Canadian Entrepreneurs Are Taking on the Environmental Challenge Study (April 2021)
  • Food and Beverage industry: An Outlook for 2021 Study (February 2021)
  • Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2021 Study (January 2021)
  • SME Financing Outlook Survey, December 3 to 15 survey (December 2020 Wave VII)
  • SME survey on Technology adoption, Online services and data sharing, December 1 to 11 survey (December 2020) 
  • Manufacturing sector outlook study (December 2020)
  • Technology industry outlook study (November 2020)
  • Profit from e-commerce: How to compete in the online marketplace study (November 2020)
  • Residential construction industry outlook study (November 2020)
  • Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report study (November 2020)
  • The Response: How Entrepreneurs Are Adapting to the Pandemic study (October 2020)
  • Survey to take the pulse of Canadian SMEs Tracking survey (September 2020)
  • Executive Compensation at VC-Backed Tech Firms study (September 2020)
  • Tracking survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses, July 7 to 12 Tracking survey (July 2020)
  • Tracking survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses, June 2 to 7 Tracking survey (June 2020)
  • Performance of Traditional Securitization Transactions in Canada During and After the 2007-08 Financial Crisis, Study (May 2020)
  • Tracking survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses, May 11 to 13 Tracking survey (May 2020)
  • Tracking survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses, April 27-29 Tracking survey (April 2020)
  • Tracking survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses, April 14-16 Tracking survey (April 2020)
  • Survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian SMEs Tracking survey (April 2020)
  • Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2020. Study (January 2020)
  • The Changing Face of Canadian Entrepreneurship. Study (October 2019)
  • Entrepreneurs’ mental health concerns can be on the job with them, impacting their work Highlights (July 2019)
  • Expand Online: Strategies to Boost Sales, Profits and Exports Study (July 2019)
  • Measuring BDC's Impact on Clients (2008—2015) Study (April 2019)
  • Buying a Business: A Winning Strategy for Purchasing Another Company in Canada Study (April 2019)
  • Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2019 Study (January 2019)
  • Digitize Now: How to Make the Digital Shift in Your Business Study (October 2018)
  • Labour shortage: Here to stay. Study (September 2018)
  • Economic optimism and response to Canada-U.S. tariffs: Survey report and Highlights (July 2018)
  • Built for performance. Study (May 2018)
  • Business needs and potential solutions: Survey report and Highlights (May 2018)
  • Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2018. Study (January 2018)
  • Financial literacy among Canadian entrepreneurs and business owners—report (December 2017)
  • What do buyers look for when purchasing a business? Study (November 2017)
  • Future-Proof Your Business. Study (October 2017)
  • The Coming Wave of Business Transitions in Canada. Study (September 2017)
  • Impacts of the new U.S. administration on Canadian SMEs—report (July 2017)
  • Canada’s Venture Capital Landscape. Study (June 2017)
  • Industry 4.0: The new industrial revolution. Study (May 2017)
  • Exporting: A Key Driver of SME Growth and Profits. Study (April 2017)
  • Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2017. Study (January 2017)
  • Measuring BDC’s Impact on Its Clients (2008-2012). Study (December 2016)
  • Entrepreneurs’ challenges and needs report and visual summary (November 2016)
  • Productivity Matters: Benchmarking Your Company to Up Your Game. Study and Tool (October 2016)
  • Five Game-Changing Consumer Trends. Study (October 2016)
  • Canadian SMEs and the sharing economy—detailed report (September 2016)
  • The Scale Up Challenge: How Are Canadian Companies Performing? Study (September 2016)
  • Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2016. Study (January 2016)

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