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Happy 35th anniversary BDC Small Business Week!


Small business weekTM: Full suite of online editorial business resources includes business articles, video content, infographics and executive tour dates

Montreal, September 15, 2014 – The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has launched the BDC Small Business WeekTM 2014 microsite in preparation for the 35th edition of its trademark event.   Across Canada, hundreds of national and local events are hosted by BDC and other organizations during BDC Small Business weekTM, which runs from October 19 to 25 under the theme “Back to Basics. Reenergize Your Business”. They include a broad range of speaking engagements, panels and workshops that focus on a variety of business topics of interest to Canadian entrepreneurs.

The microsite hosts a national calendar of events where organizations all over the country are invited to upload their specific Small Business Week events.  It also houses infographics, and factsheets and the annual BDC Small Business weekTM article series that features five stories on topics ranging from cashflow management and the power of incremental improvements, to the importance of advisory boards, the role of business failure and the impact of non-financial compensation. Each article will be accompanied by a sidebar and no authorization is needed to reproduce the stories.

Local and national BDC financing and consulting experts are also available for interviews.

BDC Small Business weekTM 2014 activities include speaking engagements in Ontario and Quebec with Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, and a tour of Western Canada by Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist. Mr. Halde and Mr. Cléroux will discuss the fundamentals of business success as outlined in a new research report to be released on October 20. The full schedule of activities is available here.  

Watch the BDC Small Business weekTM 2014 video and follow the events on Facebook | TwitterLinkedIn.

About BDC Small Business weekTM

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. In 2013, over 280 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 business people to BDC Small Business weekTM. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.

About BDC

Canada’s business development bank, BDC, puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers loans,  consulting services, growth and business transition capital, securitization, as well as venture capital to more than 30,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada’s economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca