BDC Small Business WeekTM October 16-22, 2016

Measure up! Shape your future.

Is your company as efficient as it can be? Do you know how your business compares with the best in your industry? Answering these questions could give you an edge on the competition.

As part of BDC Small Business WeekTM 2016, we are inviting Canadian entrepreneurs to measure up and discover their true potential. Benchmarking your performance against other companies in your industry is the first step in your productivity journey. This is why on October 17 we are launching Canada’s first ever business productivity benchmarking tool. This free online tool will allow you to compare your productivity levels to those of other companies in your sector and help you discover how you can improve your performance.

During BDC Small Business WeekTM, join more than 10,000 business owners and professionals at over 300 events across the country to celebrate Canadian entrepreneurship and learn more about making your business as competitive and profitable as it can be!

About BDC Small Business WeekTM

BDC Small Business WeekTM is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for almost 40 years. Each year, more than 10,000 business people come together at hundreds of events across Canada to celebrate entrepreneurship, learn and network with other entrepreneurs. Great things happen when entrepreneurs get together. Come share ideas, find business opportunities and enjoy yourself at a BDC Small Business WeekTM event close to you. Check our interactive map to see what’s happening in your community.

How it all started

  • In 1979, BDC business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs.
  • This initiative was so successful that we decided to launch BDC Small Business WeekTM across Canada two years later in 1981.
  • BDC Small Business WeekTM has been embraced by Canada’s business community and has become a must-attend annual event for entrepreneurs.
  • Learn more about this annual celebration of entrepreneurship in our factsheet.