Diversify, diversify, diversify: Iu133-10/2015E-PDF

a key growth strategy for small and mid-sized firms /

"This report was inspired by a single question that arose as oil prices fell to multi-year lows in early 2015: What relationship, if any, exists between diversification and financial performance among small and mid-sized businesses? Based on a survey of nearly 1,000 Alberta businesses, this report finds that diversification—whether measured in terms of products and services, geography, or number of customers—correlates strongly and positively with financial success. Not only are the most diversified businesses by far the top performers, but even somewhat diversified firms are likely to outperform those that are undiversified. Diversification is found to be independent of business age and positively associated with financial performance, regardless of business size. Put differently, diversification appears to be a strategy that many successful entrepreneurs utilize right from the start."--Foreword.

Permanent link to this Catalogue Record: What is a permanent link?
http://publications.gc.ca/pub?id=9.818838&sl=0
MARC XML Format   MARC HTML Format

Department/Agency Business Development Bank of Canada.
Title Diversify, diversify, diversify
Subtitle a key growth strategy for small and mid-sized firms /
Series Title BDC study
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic Document

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact the authoring department to request a format other than those available.

We invite you to consult the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information regarding the Archived Content notice.


Having trouble opening this document?

Note: The URLs contained in this/these document(s) may no longer be functional
Note Cover title. "November 2015." Issued also in French under title: Diversifier, diversifier, diversifier : une stratégie de croissance essentielle pour les PME.
Date 2015.
Number of Pages 30 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Iu133-10/2015E-PDF
Subject Terms Small businesses, Diversification