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Industry Trends

Industry Overview: Bakeries in Canada

Aug 8, 2019

The Canadian bakery industry involves the on-site manufacturing of baked products. These products can include but are not limited to bagels, bread, cakes, croissants, doughnuts, and pastries. This industry overview will discuss the latest statistics and trends for the bakery industry in Canada. For more information on the bakery industry please see our Bakery Guide. Photo credit: Photo by Pexels

Industry Overview: Bed and Breakfast

Nov 11, 2018

Bed and breakfast industry overview Bed and breakfasts are small inns that offer personal service, often in private homes, and include a breakfast in the room price. This post will provide those interested in the bed and breakfast industry information about current industry trends and challenges.

Industry Overview: Bicycle Business

Aug 8, 2014

In the waning months of summer, the SBA finds ourselves reflecting on one of the most quintessential summer props in BC – the bicycle.

red bicycle with leather saddlebag

Industry Overview: Bicycle Business 2022

Sep 9, 2022

This page presents an overview of the bicycle retail and repair industries in Canada and the US for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in them.

Industry Overview: Confectionery

Mar 3, 2015

The Canadian confectionery industry includes establishments engaged in the manufacture of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. Chocolates and chocolate confectionery, including chocolate covered candy and nuts, may be made from cacao beans or purchased chocolate. Non-chocolate confectionery includes candy, candied fruit, chewing gum, cough drops and lozenges, marshmallows, granola bars, and nuts.

Industry Overview: Construction

Feb 2, 2015

The construction industry is large and varied – wherever there is industry growth, there is sure to be construction to follow. It includes the builders of many different types of buildings as well as general contractors that are relied upon to complete specialised tasks, including electrical work, plumbing, heating, and roofing.

Industry Overview: Cosmetic and Personal Care Manufacturing

Jun 6, 2015

Cosmetic and personal care products are items that are used to maintain or increase one’s physical appearance and personal hygiene. These products can include soaps, shampoos, deodorants, bath products, lotions and make-up. Soap and personal care businesses typically manufacture a line of cosmetic products and sell these products through distribution to retail outlets or directly to consumers. This industry overview will walk you through the current outlook of soap and personal care manufacturing with relevant statistics and available resources.