The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is preparing to launch the 32nd edition of Small Business Week®, a BDC trademark event, under the theme: Power up your business. Invest. INNOVATE. Grow.This year, Small Business Week will run from October 16 to 22.
“Small Business Week is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges Canadian entrepreneurs must face and how we can support them,” said Jean-René Halde, BDC President and Chief Executive Officer. “Innovation is a hot issue in Canada, which is why we have chosen to place it at the centre of our discussions. By presenting inspiring success stories, we want to show that, in business, innovation does not depend on intuition, but on courageous strategic decisions made by ambitious entrepreneurs. Their success is crucial for Canada’s economy and we will have to redouble our efforts to help them carry out their projects.”
In the lead-up to Small Business Week, BDC has launched a microsite dedicated to Small Business Week®, which includes, among other resources, a detailed pan-Canadian calendar of activities. This microsite also features articles on the challenges facing entrepreneurs, data on the current state of Canadian entrepreneurship and an array of success stories that illustrate the outstanding contribution of small and medium-sized businesses to the Canadian economy.