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Our experience in working with private companies helps us understand the top issues that are keeping private company owners up at night. We frequently share our perspectives with industry groups, professional organizations and government agencies, as well as with national and regional media.
Our business advisors can provide insight on broad topics, and offer regional and industry perspectives. Below is a list of recent press releases as well of just some of the topics that we can comment on. Please give us a call - we look forward to exploring your story ideas with you.
Topics for commentary:
- Private companies in Canada: Business Insights, our annual survey of Canadian private company leaders, provides an understanding of today's key issues for private companies. Our 2010 edition is now available.
- Thinking in the new business as usual: We can share what successful private companies are doing to position themselves for success as the economy comes out of the downturn.
- GAAP vs. IFRS: Canadian private enterprises must decide between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Canadian GAAP for Private Enterprises (Private Enterprise Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) for fiscal years beginning January 1, 2011. We can help you understand the differences between the two standards, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Succession planning: This is an important issue for private companies to understand, and for which to plan. We can explain the options (such as a transfer of business to a family member, or the sale of a business) for private companies, and also talk about the related areas of tax and estate planning.
- Family business dynamics: Understanding what makes family businesses unique.
- Performance management: How private companies are embracing performance management practices in order to become more successful.
- Financing for private companies: Understanding the sources of financing for private companies and the availability of credit in today's market.
- People strategies: Developing strategies to attract, retain and engage your top performers and make sure your people strategy reflects the overall business strategy.
- Tax: Understanding tax, estate planning and tax compliance issues for private companies.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
All talk? Canadian companies realize the opportunity with mobile and social media but slow to capitalize on it: PwC
Eighty-one per cent of Canadian private companies say they want to grow and expand, according to PwC’s 2012 Business Insights Survey, released today.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
False bravado? Privately-held companies say business will get better over the next year but haven’t worried about the economy this much since ‘09
More than three-quarters of privately-held companies say that their business is going to get better over the next year, despite economic performance being their chief concern.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Despite economic slump, Canadian private companies more optimistic than ever; 82% plan to grow and expand over next 12 months, says PwC
Despite another slowdown in the economy, Canadian private companies are still aiming for growth and expansion. In fact, their confidence level is the highest it’s been since 2005. This year’s Business Insights survey showed that 82% of respondents are striving for growth compared to 66% last year.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Mergers and acquisitions and emerging markets top of mind with private companies this year: PwC
According to a survey of Canadian private companies, almost half (47%) of the respondents who plan to grow their business in the next 12 months, plan to do so through mergers (11%) or acquisitions (36%), showing an upward trend from last year.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Mobile computing and social media top the list of future technology investment for Canada’s private companies: PwC
Canadian private companies are optimistic about growth opportunities and are investing in mobile computing and social media to help them achieve their growth aspirations, according to findings from a PwC survey.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Private companies being lured to emerging markets for its growing consumer base: PwC report
A PwC global report shows that private companies are being lured to emerging markets - but they are less interested in making goods in overseas than they are in selling them there.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Most Canadian private companies not embracing CSR
The majority of Canadian private companies have placed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) low on their business priority list, unlike their public counterparts. In fact, about half (48%) of Canadian private companies don’t have a CSR plan in place, according to a new PwC report.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
PCL’s Gordon Maron named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2011
Gordon Maron was named Canada’s CFO of the Year by an independent committee, chaired by Peter Dey, Chairman of Paradigm Capital, and composed of some of Canada’s most prominent business leaders.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Future of Canadian family business ownership in question: PwC report
Nearly half (49%) of Canadian family business owners have not chosen their next business leader exposing a lack of succession planning, according to the Canadian results of PwC’s latest Global Family Business Survey.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Canadian family businesses take ‘too little, too late’ approach to tax planning - Owners unknowingly leave high tax burdens on families upon death: PwC report
The majority of Canadian family business owners are not fully aware of the domestic and international tax obligations that will arise in their estate on the shares of their business, resulting in many passing on heavy tax burdens to their surviving family members at the time of their death.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Canadian family businesses outpacing global counterparts: PwC report
Canadian family businesses have come through the economic downturn better than their global counterparts, according to a PwC global report. In fact, 66% of Canadian respondents say they experienced modest to significant growth in demand for their products.