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A small business is a company with fewer than 100 employees – they represent a large part of Canada’s private sector’s GDP. The small business economy in Canada is broken out by business type, industry, GDP contributions, gender-specific ownership, and income in this handy infographic. We also illustrate the success and failure rate of a business with fewer than 250 employees.

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Understanding the small business economy in Canada with a simple infographic

Sources: Key Small Business Statistics, Industry Canada

About the author: Michael Shang is the Ninja marketing intern at WagePoint. Follow him on twitter (@mikeshang) and Quora (Michael Shang)