At Integral, we believe that education is a key driver of success for small businesses. With that mind, each month we deliver a Newsletter with useful content on financial markets to help grow your business. Click here to subscribe. In a recent edition, we touched on four stock exchanges around the world that cater specifically to small business. Here they are, along with links to their websites.

Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) – Canada

The CSE (formerly named “the CNSX”) is a low-cost, streamlined stock exchange with a high standard of disclosure. It has a fully automated marketplace that provides immediate execution of trades and a competitive market making model that provides additional liquidity.

Learn more at the CSE website.

OTC Pink, OTC Markets – United States of America

The OTC Pink marketplace offers trading in a wide spectrum of equity securities through any broker. This marketplace is for all types of companies that are there by reasons of default, distress or design, which is why they are further segmented based on the level of information that they provide.

Learn more at the OTC Markets website.

NewConnect – Poland

NewConnect is designed for dynamic companies seeking a capital injection to leverage their innovative potential in order to grow and join the ranks of large, high-value businesses.  Trading is regulated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), which strives to ensure a high level of transparency with the security of trading expected of public markets.

Learn more at the NewConnect website.

First North – Nordic Countries of Europe

First North is NASDAQ OMX’s European market for smaller, growing companies, with approximately 130 listed companies.  It operates in parallel to the main market but with requirements especially suited for growth companies. Thus, First North provides access to the benefits of a public listing with lighter listing requirements.  First North is often seen as a first step into the financial market, with approximately 5 companies per year transitioning to the main market as they grow and have the ability to fulfill the additional requirements.

Learn more at the First North website.

Integral can help point you in the right direction for listing on several of these markets.  For further information call 416-623-8028 x 210 or email —