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In the last three years, the estimated dollar value of financing in public and private markets for listed small businesses has fallen by half, to just over $1 billion a year. Equity financing for private small companies through the venture capital markets has increased steadily in this recent three-year period but is still averaging just over $2 billion a year. The domestic venture capital funds are an important, albeit relatively modest, source of equity capital for small business, reaching overall annual funding of about $1 billion a year, slightly less than U.S. venture capital investments in … Continue reading →
Creating an environment favourable to entrepreneurship, enterprise formation and small business growth requires a broad range of mutually reinforcing and supportive policies.
In my latest Letter from the President, I explore ways to facilitate small and medium-sized business access to equity capital.
Click here to read the IIAC’s recommendations.
Extended delay in implementing the cooperative regulator, announced with the recent appointment of the Board of Directors, coupled with the reality of large provinces likely not participating in the new regulatory structure, have sparked media commentary that the cooperative effort may be doomed to eventual failure.
Skepticism is understandable, but one could take the opposite point of view. In my FP Comment I look at the part of the glass is half full.
Click here to read my Op-Ed, special to Financial Post.