Almost 6 in 10 Canadian small business owners report that their business has increased in value during the past five years, according to a new survey from Toronto-based BMO Financial Group.
The survey reveals that 59% of Canadian small business owners say the value of their business has risen during the past 5 years, the average rise totaling 39%.
When the poll respondents were asked what they value most about their business, family needs ranked near the top of the list. Top aspects valued about their company include:
The sense of challenge and accomplishment it provides (24%)
The income it generates and the legacy it creates for the family (23%)