OTTAWA, Dec. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, today announced that Sheldon Levy, an experienced innovation leader and CEO of NEXT Canada, has been named special advisor on scaling up small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
Mr. Levy's principal role will be to advise on improving the scale-up ecosystem to support the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in her mandate to help Canadian SMEs scale up.
There are over one million businesses in Canada, 99% of which are small and medium-sized. These businesses create millions of jobs, increase Canada's productivity and grow our economy. However, growth remains a challenge for mid-sized businesses particularly, and only 12% of Canadian SMEs are currently exporting.