Grant Thornton Feed: Operational improvement Keep informed, subscribe to our feed and get our latest updates. 2011-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 Grant Thornton Canada http://www.grantthornton.ca Export Insights 2016 urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Export Insights 2016.pdf 2016-11-28T10:16:59-05:00 Export Insights 2016, with supporting sponsorship by Grant Thornton LLP, is an industry survey by CanadianManufacturing.com which highlights the top strategies for growing your business abroad. Read about the survey results with insights from Roundtable Participants including Mitchell Osak, Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Grant Thornton <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Export Insights 2016.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf 2011-10-17T15:16:57-05:00 A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Canadian manufacturing outlook: 2011 survey urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_survey_2011.pdf 2010-12-17T17:07:43-05:00 Innovation advantage: With the worst of the recession behind us, the 2011 outlook for Canadian manufacturers is most definitely looking up. Despite the challenges that lie ahead, many have already begun making positive changes, including investing in new employees, investing in new lines of business and expanding into new markets. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_survey_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf 2010-12-17T16:33:12-05:00 Manufacturing: The manufacturing sectors of many economies|,|across the globe have led the recovery from the|,|deepest recession since World War II. The collapse|,|of world trade, a lack of access to credit and|,|declining consumer confidence saw demand|,|plummet across the sector, but in recent months|,|output and orders have increased dramatically. Privately held businesses in the sector are markedly|,|more confident about their current prospects|,|compared to this time last year. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_retail.pdf 2010-12-17T16:23:25-05:00 Retail: The retail industry suffered during the global economic downturn as declining GDP growth and falling personal disposable income hit retail sales. Having slowed down in 2008, global non-food retail sales growth contracted in 2009 as fears over fiscal austerity measures and unemployment impacted on consumer confidence. The outlook for this sector is a changing business environment, in both the short and the longer-term. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_retail.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> One solution doesn’t have to mean one strategy. urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-One_solution_doesnt_mean_one_strategy_2010.pdf 2010-08-11T09:54:59-05:00 A Grant Thornton LLP white paper for manufacturing and distribution that discusses working both sides of the equation—financial and operational—for a more holistic approach to securing the health of your business. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/One_solution_doesnt_mean_one_strategy_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Survival of the Fittest urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Survival_of_the_fittest_2009_electronic.pdf 2010-05-28T13:56:32-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper for manufacturers and distributors which examines the benefits of putting a product rationalization strategy into place—giving you the potential to make your company leaner, more robust and better equipped for a volatile economy. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Survival_of_the_fittest_2009_electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010. Emerging markets: leading the way urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_Emerging_Markets_report_2010.pdf 2010-05-05T09:42:30-05:00 This edition of the International Business Report 2010 focuses on the importance of the emerging markets to the|,|world economy, specifically highlighting |,|their investment opportunies to businesses worldwide. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_Emerging_Markets_report_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Selling your business - “Be prepared”—nice motto, necessary strategy urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-Selling_your_business_July_2009.pdf 2009-09-29T16:37:31-05:00 With a large number of Canadian business owners looking to sell in the next few years, not all will be prepared when they look for opportunity—or when opportunity knocks unexpectedly. It’s critical that owners considering a sale prepare their businesses to maximize after-tax dollars. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/Selling_your_business_July_2009.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2009—Global overview urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_PHB_2009_global_overview.pdf 2009-08-11T15:05:32-05:00 Privately held businesses: the lifeblood of the global economy. The IBR 2009 global overview provides a complete summary of this year's IBR survey results, which focused on a variety of research topics including mergers and acquisitions, business planning, succession and raising finance. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_PHB_2009_global_overview.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a>