BDC Small Business Week™ microsite now live with full series of editorial resources
MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced that Small Business Week, a BDC trademark event, runs from October 20 to 26 under the theme "Success Ahead: Map your Future Growth".
The BDC Small Business Week™ microsite is now live at bdc.ca/sbw and hosts small business news, a national calendar of events, factsheets and the annual BDC Small Business Week™ article series. Some articles are 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 speaking engagements by Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist. Mr. Halde and Mr. Cléroux will share new research findings and strategic insights that will enable businesses to effectively plan for future growth. For a full schedule of activities, visit our microsite.
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 Small Business Week across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada's business community. In 2012, over 200 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.
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
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Business Development Bank of Canada