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2nd November 2012

SOCAN Survey Shows Canadians Place High Value on Canadian Music

socanA vast majority of Canadians – 85% – say that music plays an important part in their lives, and a full 90% agree that it is the musician who should receive most of the proceeds from an original song, according to a new national survey conducted by Léger Marketing on behalf of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. And when it comes to whom Canadians would most like to share dinner or a drink with, a famous Canadian musician was chosen ahead of actors, athletes or writers, with politicians also bringing up the rear. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2012

Telecom Complaints Continue To Increase

cctsFor the fourth consecutive year, wireless services topped the list of complaints. Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) reports an increase in telecom consumer complaints in its 2011-2012 Annual Report “We Listen. We Help.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Ernst & Young Study Shows That CEOs Believe New Technology-Enabled Offerings Will Provide Greatest Opportunities For Media And Entertainment Industry

Ernst & YoungWhile 74% of CEOs say tech-enabled offerings are the future of the media and entertainment industry, they agree emerging markets hold the key to unlocking that potential revenue and growth, Ernst & Young says in a new survey. Opportunity And Optimism: How CEOs Are Embracing Digital Growth (PDF) reveals media and entertainment companies from around the globe unanimously agree that catering their offerings to digital ecosystems, where consumers can interact with content across multiple connected devices, is essential for growth. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

New Report: The Second Screen and Television

Canada Media FundIn response to legitimate questions raised by television production and broadcasting professionals regarding the use of a second-screen while viewing television broadcasts, Evolumedia Group has completed the first of three reports to be co-published with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and funded by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). This status report covers the models, terms of use and growth prospects for the second screen phenomenon which is expanding rapidly due to a combination of massive influx of smartphones, tablets and other mobile personal communications devices into homes as well as the huge popularity of social media. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Console and Handheld Gaming Software Global Strategic Business Report Now Available

research and marketsThis report from Research And Markets analyzes the worldwide markets for Console and Handheld Gaming Software in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

BDC Survey Cites Insufficient Working Capital As One Of Several Obstacles For Small Business Owners

bdcA majority – almost 60% — of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they intend to invest in their businesses within the next 12 months, according to a survey on investment intentions released today by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Entrepreneurs say they plan to invest in Machinery & Equipment, Human Resources, working capital for marketing, and Information Technologies to increase their productivity. They also invest to create new products, develop new markets and increase production capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Women Are Changing The Face Of Canadian Entrepreneurship

kpmgA growing number of Canadian women are leaving the traditional workforce to join the emerging trend of female home-based entrepreneurs. Statistics Canada reports 951,600 self-employed women in Canada as of July 2012, up from 790,400 10 years ago. The agency says self-employment in Canada has grown as fast among women as it has among men in the past 20 years.  Even more recently in times of economic uncertainty, the rate of self-employed women has grown faster than men. In 2009, a year of downturn for the labour market, the number of self-employed women rose 5.4 percent from the year before, while the number of female employees overall fell 1.1 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2012

Intuit Study Shows That Canada Is A Nation of Entrepreneurial Bootstrappers

intuitCanadian small business owners have always been known for doing a lot with a little. Now a new survey from Quickbooks developer Intuit Canada shows how our bootstrapping entrepreneurs are getting the job done. The survey was conducted to gain insights from successful small business owners at different stages in the entrepreneurial lifecycle and found that the majority (58 per cent) of Canada’s small business owners started out with less than $5,000.
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9th October 2012

TD Offers Advice As Canadian Boomers Catch Entrepreneurial Bug

TD Financial GroupFor Canadian boomers, the road to retirement may include a stop as a small business owner. Whether starting freelance consulting work, buying a franchise or opening a specialty business, a recent TD Canada Trust survey found more than half of boomers (54%) have started or considered starting a small business prior to retirement (15% and 39% respectively). Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2012

Research Shows In-House Creative Teams Are Growing In Size And Status

the creative groupThere’s never been a better time for design and marketing professionals to consider going in-house. A new research paper, 5 Trends Every In-House Designer Should Know, indicates that in-house teams will expand and exert more influence on creative efforts in the next three to five years. The report also sheds light on the inner workings of corporate design departments and highlights trends any creative professional can take advantage of in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »

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