- Canada's Business News Network launches Bell's Salute to Small
Business Contest -
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TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - This week, Business News Network features
innovative Canadian small businesses, and addresses the challenges they
face to be a success. With 48% of Canadians employed by companies with
100 or fewer employees, small businesses mean big business to the
Canadian economy. BNN and co-sponsor Bell salute these 1.1 million
Canadian businesses with a week of features during SMALL BUSINESS WEEK, beginning today and airing throughout the week, October 15-19 at 4:40 p.m. ET on BNN.
BNN's SMALL BUSINESS WEEK captures the key steps of the entrepreneurial journey, telling the
stories of both seasoned and budding companies. Viewers will learn
about these smaller operations, will be able to ask questions, and
learn from one another's mistakes in the small business marketplace.
"Not only do small Canadian businesses create jobs for Canadians, but
they also capture the entrepreneurial spirit that has helped build this
country," said Jack Fleischmann, General Manager, BNN. "The 1.1 million
small businesses in Canada are a fundamental part of the Canadian
Beginning on SMALL BUSINESS WEEK, small businesses can get a boost with Bell's Salute to Small Business
Contest - a chance for businesses to win $25,000 in services to help
their business grow. Small business owners, employees and customers can
visit bell.ca/wesalutesmallbiz for more details on this contest, and to enter or nominate a business.
"Bell supports small businesses in Canada not just during SMALL BUSINESS WEEK, but every week of the year," said Heather Tulk, Senior Vice President
Bell Business Markets. "Bell is committed to helping small businesses
grow and our Salute to Small Business Contest is just one way that we
hope to be able to achieve that objective."
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exclusively to business and finance news with wall-to-wall coverage of
the markets. The network features the only televised stock ticker with
real-time data from the TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ. BNN provides Canadian
investors with the latest business news, newsmaker interviews and stock
market analyses. BNN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE
Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For
more information about BNN, visit www.bnn.ca.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell
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Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business
Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology
(ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with
leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV,
Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched
The Bell Mental Health Initiative is a multi-year charitable program
that promotes mental health across Canada via the Bell Let's Talk
anti-stigma campaign and support for community care, research and
workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
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SOURCE: BNN - Business News Network
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Renee Dupuis, BNN, 416.384.3154 or email@example.com
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