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FASTFORWARD - An Innovation Guide for Small and Medium Enterprises

For companies to succeed in the 21st century they will have to become increasingly innovative. Developing new products and services that are currently unavailable in the market place will give businesses a competitive advantage critical to capturing market share and maintaining good profit margins. ACOA is working to encourage and assist small and medium-sized enterprises to become more innovative in the development of new products, services and technologies. FASTFORWARD - An Innovation Guide for Small and Medium Enterprises has been designed to assist entrepreneurs in this process.

FASTFORWARD -- An Innovation Guide for Small and Medium Enterprises (PDF -- 97 Pages)

You can print the following sections of the Guide separately:

The Innovation Quiz

New Product Development Assessment Checklist

You can also download the following forms in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Save them to your computer and complete them at your own convenience.

3.4 New Product Development Worksheet

3.5 New Product Development Timeline

3.6 New Product Development Commercialization Budget

3.7 Technical Budget Summary