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Phase 5 Article Published in Canadian SME Magazine

Phase 5 is pleased to share that its recent article, "Financial Services for Small Business Owners: Top 3 Moments of Truth" has been published in the July 2021 issue of Canadian SME Small Business Magazine. Check out page 46 of the issue, beginning with a photo of author Stephan Sigaud, Phase 5's EVP Marketing.

Stephan describes findings from Phase 5's recent research that illustrate how Financial Services enterprises can better serve small & medium businesses (SMBs) to strengthen customer relationships, build loyalty, and grow business. Key moments of truth include day-to-day support, the digital user experience, and a thoughtful account set-up process. He goes on to describe the important role that research can play in defining the customer base, mapping the customer journey, and assessing areas that will yield the greatest impact for a particular organization.

This article is part of a series of Insights articles inspired and informed by our State of SMB 2021 study, completed with our agency partner Cargo earlier this year. In addition to providing a general overview of Small & Medium Business (SMB) post-pandemic behaviors and attitudes, our 2021 study has enabled us to compile industry-specific reports for several sectors that serve small businesses, including Financial Services, Tech, Telecom, Logistics, and Transportation. Based on these reports (as well as findings from our other Phase 5 studies), we have also written articles about the Software and Telecom sectors.

With small & medium businesses playing such a crucial role in Canada’s business industry and having such a meaningful impact on the economy today, Canadian SME Business Magazine was "built to provide a much-needed support system for hard-working business owners." The magazine was "created through the passion and admiration for entrepreneurs."  Phase 5 is proud to be a contributor to this highly respected publication.

Written by Phase 5