“Alberta SMEs are well established: The SMEs we talked to have been in operation, on average, for 24 years. Almost half (45%) have been in business for more than 20 years. The majority of SMEs (59%) would describe their business as being in the “Established Phase” (39%); that is thriving companies with a loyal customer base. Those in the “Mature Phase” (20%) have stable year-over-year revenue, but as sales start to fall off, the owners are contemplating expanding or exiting.”

ATB Business Beat Volume 1 Mar 2013