Happy 37th anniversary BDC Small Business Week™!

Articles, infographic and factsheet available at www.bdc.ca/sbw 

MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - A full suite of editorial resources is now available to business editors at www.bdc.ca/sbw in preparation for BDC Small Business WeekTM 2016, which runs October 16-22 under the theme "Measure up! Shape your future."

The copy includes five business stories, an infographic and a factsheet. Article topics include the need for benchmarking and business coaching, exporting tips, the how-to's of buying a business and a roadmap to recession-proofing a company. No authorization is needed to reproduce the stories and illustrations in print or online.

As part of BDC Small Business Week™ 2016, we are inviting Canadian entrepreneurs to measure up and discover their true potential. On October 17, we are launching Canada's first business productivity benchmarking tool to help entrepreneurs improve performance and compare their productivity levels to those of other companies in their sector.

BDC Small Business WeekTM 2016 activities include speaking engagements with Michael Denham, President and Chief Executive Officer and Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist and Vice President of Research. The schedule of activities will be updated regularly.

A national calendar of events where organizations all over the country can upload their specific Small Business Week events can also be consulted on the microsite.

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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 2015, close to 300 activities across Canada attracted around 10,000 business people to BDC Small Business WeekTM. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.

About BDC
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 110+ business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital, and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. To find out more, visit www.bdc.ca.


SOURCE Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information: Maria Constantinescu, Senior Advisor, Media Relations, BDC, maria.constantinescu@bdc.ca, (514) 496-7146


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