Media advisory - Small businesses on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast
to benefit from new program aimed at increasing productivity and

BDC teams up with province and local Chamber of Commerce to assist


CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, Jan. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is pleased to announce that it will offer a productivity and competitiveness enhancement program for businesses on the Sunshine Coast and north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island. The program is sponsored by the Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development (STED) Building Skills for Small Business Fund, the Island Coastal Economic Trust, and the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce.

    WHAT:  Productivity and competitiveness enhancement workshop

    WHEN:  Tuesday, January 12, 2010
           8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Enterprise Centre, 900 Alder Street, Campbell River, BC

    WHO:   Business Development Bank of Canada

The workshop is open for up to 30 businesses. Participants have the option of submitting materials (i.e. financial statements) ahead of time for a one-on-one session with BDC Consulting following the workshop session.

Ten of the businesses attending the workshop will also have the opportunity to receive a comprehensive productivity and competitiveness diagnostic and a business improvement plan prepared by BDC Consulting.

About BDC

BDC is Canada's business development bank. From more than 100 offices across the country, BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs. Visit for more information.

SOURCE Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information: For further information: Johanne Bissonnette, Media Relations Manager, (514) 283-7929,

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