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Small Business Week

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Small Business Week
October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has been organizing for 38 years.

Preparations are well under way for the 2017 edition of BDC Small Business WeekTM (SBW), which runs from October 15 to 21 under the theme, “Future-proof your business: Adapting to technology and demographic trends.”

This year, BDC is inviting Canadian entrepreneurs to learn about key emerging business trends, in particular two forces that are reshaping Canada’s businesses: the evolution of talent and the digitization of the economy.

BDC Small Business WeekTM 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 the one that followed in 1980 were so successful that BDC officially launched BDC Small Business WeekTM across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada’s business community. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.

Watch for calendar updates - events are being organized locally by a number of Community Partners.

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