Smokestacks to Smartphones: The Greatest Opportunity for Entrepreneurs


In the good old days a smokestack was a symbol of a prosperous society. It was a symbol of a working community that was thriving.  

Today, that symbol of a thriving local economy is not so obvious - it’s rooted in the undercurrent of how a modern local economy operates.  It is connected to the bedrock of what really makes a local economy work - a thriving small businesses community.

Most private employers in Canada are actually small businesses. This is because most Canadian businesses are small businesses.

  • A total of 99.7% of all Canadian businesses are small- to medium-sized firms with less than 500 employees. (Small businesses are firms with less than 100 paid employees and medium-sized businesses are categorized as firms with 100 to 499 paid employees.)

  • 9/10 Canadians work for a small-to medium-sized business.

  • Micro-enterprises (firms with 1 to 4 employees) represent 54.1% of all private employers.

  • Small businesses employ 70.5% of the total private labor force or approximately 8.2 million people.

  • From 2005 to 2015, 87.7% of all new jobs (1.2 million jobs) were created by small businesses.

(Stats: 2018 BDC)

The Rise of the Digital Entrepreneur

A key opportunity in today’s society is to further foster the success of small-to-medium (SMB) businesses across North America.

Just like the shift in traditional manufacturing, SMB’s also need to continually evolve their businesses to stay current and attract and retain customers.  A key requirement to staying relevant is to effectively engage the ever-changing modern consumer. They are more social, connected and on-the-go than ever.

There is a large void in today’s marketplace for small business solutions to help them stay current and continually drive business outcomes.  This void is being filled with local entrepreneurs who are passionate about their local economy and want to bring advanced solutions to the forefront.  

Enter the Modern Digital Franchise - To Drive Local Business

Historically SMB’s had to send their advertising dollars to the Silicon Valley to promote themselves locally - those days are ending.  On the heels of winning Grant Thornton’s Business of the Year,  GetintheLoop Local is disrupting the traditional franchise world by offering the first mobile marketing franchise in North America.  It’s award-winning technology is built to connect local businesses with today’s consumer, which helps foster SMB success and puts their investment back into the local economy.

GetintheLoop Local is seeking entrepreneurs across North America to help make their local businesses owners more successful, while joining the smartphone economy. If you have what it takes, we need to talk!