October 31, 2011
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10 Surprising Stats About Small Business in Canada

CBC has a very interesting article on it’s website with some stats about Small Businesses in Canada. Here are some of the facts. The rest of the article can be found here.
How many Canadians work for small businesses?
5,137,147 (48.3 per cent of Canada’s total workforce)
How many Canadians are self-employed?
In 2010, 2.7 million Canadians were self-employed.
How active are small business owners online?
In 2007, 36 per cent of small businesses had their own websites (compared to 91 per cent of large businesses)
How much do small businesses contribute to Canada’s GDP?
In 2005, small businesses accounted for 42 per cent of the country’s private sector GDP.
How do you market your small business?
Print – 10 %
Radio or television – 1 %
Online/Social media – 60 %
I don’t market my business – 29%

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