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Cleanlist Reports January 2024 New Businesses in Canada

New Business Data Factoid
Start-ups in Canada begin the year strong. 

Cleanlist reports that 13,941 new businesses opened in January 2024 in Canada, up significantly from the same month last year. Although January is typically a slow month for new business formations, 2024’s number suggests we’re in for another strong year of growth. 

Ontario leads the way.

By far, Ontario start-ups led the way in January with 7,700 start-ups (55% of the Canada-wide total). Next up is British Columbia with 1,900 (14%) and then Quebec with 1,500 (11%). 

Why New Business Start-ups Matter to You

New businesses are big spenders in several B2B categories including office supplies, technology (computers, software, etc.), credit cards and financial services, furniture and fixtures, marketing and advertising, office space, insurance (business insurance, liability insurance), legal, accounting, and other professional services, employment recruiting and advertising, employee benefit programs, travel and transportation, raw materials and inventory, equipment, training and staff development, website development services, internet and telecommunication services, office maintenance and cleaning. 

Companies that supply these products and services have an opportunity to quickly establish relationships with new start-ups and become their go-to supplier as they expand and grow. Savvy marketers know this and are quick to engage with these businesses. 

How to Get Started

Cleanlist compiles and organizes new business formation data daily for every province in Canada. The data includes business name and address, the industry code (both NAICS and SIC), website URL, telephone number, email address, number of employees and annual revenue. Clients can subscribe to the data and receive a feed of new business startups every month. The data feed can cover all businesses in Canada or be filtered to meet specific target market criteria. Cleanlist would be happy to provide you with estimated new business counts and a data licensing proposal.  

About the Data

The data presented in this report was summarized from ResponseCanada™ Business, Canada’s largest and most up-to-date commercial database. Cleanlist licenses the database to clients who require company-specific data for marketing and research purposes. 

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