BDC Small Business Week 2012
Aim high! Invest in your future
Small and medium-sized businesses are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy. They account for 99.8 per cent of all Canadian companies and employ more than 60 per cent of private sector workers. At the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), we believe this contribution deserves to be celebrated. We also believe entrepreneurs need support in building successful, innovative businesses. BDC Small Business Week™ activities provide an opportunity to celebrate, develop new skills, make new contacts and plan for new opportunities.
About BDC Small Business Week: For 33 years, the Business Development Bank of Canada has been organizing BDC Small Business Week in recognition of the contributions and achievements of Canada’s entrepreneurs.
Events held during the week bring entrepreneurs together at conferences, luncheons and trade fairs across the country where they have the opportunity to learn, network and enjoy themselves in the company of their peers.
BDC Small Business Week 2012 takes place Oct. 14 – 20 under the theme: Aim High! Invest in Your Future.
Entrepreneurs across Canada are aiming high, investing to build better, more competitive businesses.
To grow, they need the right people, technology and business skills to beat the competition both here and abroad. BDC Small Business Week 2012 is about sharing stories of success and helpful, practical advice on how to succeed with those who are ambitious for their companies.
The time to invest in the future is now.
BDC Small Business Week is a Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) trademark whose origins date back to 1979 when BDC business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. This first event and one that followed in 1980 were so successful that BDC officially launched BDC Small Business Week across Canada in 1981.
The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada’s business community.
In 2011, some 320 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 business people to BDC Small Business Week. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.
Additional Small Business Week articles from BDC appear at swbooster.com.