Media advisory - Get ready for BDC Small Business Week™ 2012: Aim high! Invest in your future

BDC Small Business Week™ microsite is now live with a full series of editorial resources

MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has launched a new microsite in preparation for the 33rd edition of BDC Small Business Week. A BDC trademark event, Small Business Week runs from October 14 to 20 under the theme Aim High! Invest in Your Future.

The microsite hosts small business news, a national calendar of events, research, factsheets and the annual BDC Small Business Weekarticle series. Each article is 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 Week activities this year will include a Canadian tour by Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Reseach and Chief Economist.  As part of the tour, Mr. Halde and Mr. Cléroux will discuss the importance for Canadian entrepreneurs to invest in their businesses so they can adapt to global market trends that are reshaping the Canadian business environment.  For a full schedule of activities, visit our microsite.

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About BDC Small Business Week
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.

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 financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca

SOURCE: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA

For further information:

Maria Constantinescu
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Business Development Bank of Canada
(514) 496-7146
maria.constantinescu@bdc.ca


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