About CCSBE

The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is the only member-based organization in Canada whose goal is to promote and advance the development of small business and entrepreneurship. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, CCSBE works to create a network of academics, practitioners, and policy influencers who are interested in discussing and sharing best practices and research in the field.

Le Conseil canadien pour les PME et l’entrepreneuriat (CCPME) est la seule organisation canadienne basée sur l’adhésion des membres dont le but est de promouvoir et de favoriser le développement des petites entreprises et de l’entrepreneuriat. Dirigé par un conseil d’administration où siègent des bénévoles, le CCPME cherche à mettre en place un réseau de protagonistes influents issus des milieux universitaire, civique et politique intéressés à échanger sur les pratiques exemplaires et les recherches qu’ils effectuent sur le terrain.

CCSBE Mission Statement

Providing a collaborative marketplace for the exchange of ideas, research and best practices among academics, practitioners and policy influencers for the benefit of Canadian small business and entrepreneurship.

Procurer un espace public collaboratif entre les protagonistes influents issus des milieux universitaire, civique et politique qui souhaitent échanger sur leurs idées, leurs recherches et leurs pratiques exemplaires au profit des petites entreprises et des entrepreneurs du Canada.

Message from the President

Welcome to the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship!

I am both excited and honoured to serve as President of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) over the next two years. I look forward to undertaking this important role for an organization dedicated to the advancement of the research and pedagogy of entrepreneurship in Canada.

As we enter into a new year and welcome new members, I am filled with anticipation of the accomplishments we can achieve together. We have a motivated hard working Board with great ideas. As we carry out our mission of providing a collaborative marketplace for the exchange of ideas, research and best practices among academics, practitioners and policy influencers for the benefit of Canadian small business and entrepreneurship I am excited about the opportunities to connect academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers working to promote entrepreneurship across Canada.

Throughout the next two years, I see my role as facilitating the dialogue between the Board and the CCSBE membership as we work to fulfill a number of goals including increasing the vibrancy of CCSBE through an engaged membership, building our flagship publication, the Journal for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, enhancing the relevancy of CCSBE to its membership and increasing the visibility of our Annual CCSBE Conference.

I look forward to what we can accomplish together over the next two years and welcome your participation and feedback on any and all events that CCSBE offers.

Dr. Mary Kilfoil

CCSBE Blog

The State Of Franchising In Canada Today [Media Planet Blog]

Though tough economic times are upon us, the reality is that franchising remains the stand out exception as entrepreneurs continue to look for new start up ventures. “Recession-resistant” business models such as coffee shops, service based franchises and pet industry...

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