Market Trends

Canadian Fall Economic Update: Impact on Business Incentives

Canada’s recently-released Fall Economic Update offers many provisions that directly support business competitiveness and make it easier to invest. Most beneficial to manufacturers is the announcement that the full cost of machinery and equipment can be written off immediately. Businesses outside of the manufacturing industry will also benefit from a

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Influencer Marketing Trends: 2018 and Beyond

The term “influencer marketing” has likely been mentioned around your strategy meetings. Who in your primary industry has a large and active following to whom they could positively promote your brand to help sell your product or service? No longer a social media fad, influencer marketing is rapidly being integrated

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2018 Canadian Manufacturing Industry Trends and Investment Intentions

Earlier this year, PLANT Magazine and Grant Thornton LLP released their annual Manufacturers’ Outlook publication. The comprehensive source of business practices and management attitudes identified several key trends that demonstrate a fast-changing manufacturing landscape. While this year’s report is generally more optimistic than years past, it also identifies that manufacturing

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Commercial Greenhouse Lighting and Energy Innovations

Canada is a nation well-positioned to capitalize on the market for greenhouse-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Each year there are more greenhouses operating, more greenhouse space available, and as result, greater output of greenhouse-produced products. Ontario leads all provinces in this area and generated over $1.6 billion in sales

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The Top 5 Canadian Small Business Growth Challenges

Despite a strong business environment, Canadian businesses must navigate considerable challenges to grow and drive profit each year. Attracting customers, increasing revenue, developing a skilled workforce, and driving innovation are just some of the areas where businesses feel the most strained. As identified in the Future of Business Survey, led

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Canadian Small Businesses Trends: Optimism in Fall 2017

The Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey is a quarterly summary of interviews conducted between the bank and approximately 100 senior managers from businesses across Canada. The report’s purpose is to gather the perspectives of business leaders on topics such as demand, capacity pressures, and other economic indicators. Although it

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