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Strategies Used by Canada’s Leading SMEs

Only 4% of Canadian SMEs are considered high performers. What sets these highly competitive businesses apart?

BDC analyzed data from almost 950,000 Canadian businesses to find out what distinguishes top-performing companies, and what entrepreneurs can do to build world-class businesses.


  • The characteristics of Canada’s leading SMEs
  • How your business compares with leaders in your sector
  • What strategies you can use to build a top-performing business, depending on the size of your company
  • Six tips to position your business for sustained growth

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