Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016

An OECD Scoreboard

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This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries. It includes indicators of debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance. Taken together, these indicators form a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.

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In 2014 Canadian small businesses (1-99 employees) constituted 98% of all businesses and employed 7.6 million individuals, which translates into 66.3% of the private sector labour force. Among those individuals, 75% were employed in the services sector and 25% in the goods sector (see ).

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