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

Economic pulse: Business transition

Our Chief economist, Pierre Cléroux, talks about opportunities when planning to purchase or sell a business

Economic pulse: Business transition

Opportunities for buyers and sellers

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Fall 2018 economic pulse

Economic update from our Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux.

Fall 2018 economic pulse

Solid economic growth, despite the U.S administration’s protectionist actions.

BDC studies

  • 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 and infographic (January 2016)

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BDC's Chief Economist

Pierre Cléroux is responsible for providing economic analysis, while helping interpret economic trends and their impact on businesses.

Read Mr. Cléroux's biography