Canada: The Next Entrepreneurial Hotspot?
Posted by Merrin Muxlow on September 22, 2009 in Business News, Legal Matters for Business, Marketing, Public Relations [ 1 Comment ]
Is Canada the newest entrepreneurial frontier? Maybe. Globally, the country has the highest population of entrepreneurs within its working population (15.9% compared to 10.1% in the U.S.*). By some measures, it’s easier to start a business in Canada than in almost any other large-economy country: Canada ranks #1 among the G-7 and OECD countries for fewest number of procedures required to start a business and for the fewest number of days required get a new business off the ground.
That’s why we’re proud to announce that the Resource Nation vendor locator service is now available to entrepreneurs, business owners, and company decision makers north of the border. Need a VoIP phone system for your office in Ottowa, payroll services based in Calgary, or a business cash advance provider that works with local Montreal businesses? Look no further- Canadian businesses or U.S. based companies with outposts in Canada now have access to one of our most popular services.
Canadian businesses have long been reaching out to U.S. customers. Canada and the U.S. have the world’s largest trading partnership- two way trade in goods and services totals over $1.2 million each minute- and Canadian outbound investment abroad has risen from $25 billion in 1980 to over $569 billion in 2008. Cross-border business presents its own set of challenges and advantages. If your business serves Canadian companies, or if you’re a Canadian startup hoping to break into the U.S. market, let us know what kinds of information you’d like to see, which resources you’ve been looking for, or anything else that might help you take your business to the next level.