Did you know there are over 1.1 million small businesses currently operating in Canada? (Source: Business News Network).
Small Business Week (running October 19-25) is a great time to celebrate small businesses contributions in Canada. Ceridian is pleased to commemorate small business success both this week, and year-round.
Whether you acknowledge small business week by attending one of the Canada wide events hosted by the BDC (view the event schedule here), your local Chamber of Commerce, or simply get together for cake and coffee with your staff, there are many reasons to celebrate.
Experts are in agreement the future of Canadian small businesses looks bright!
In a recent interview Doug Palmer, Regional Vice President of Commercial Banking at BMO Montreal said, “all indications point to strong economic growth over the short term (for small and medium sized businesses). The 2014 Blue Book is looking at a 2.2 per cent growth for Ontario this year, much higher than that of the 1.3 per cent we’ve seen over the past couple of years.”
In other good news, a survey released last month by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows optimism among small business owners is up. Small business owners expect their business’ performance to be stronger in the next year, outnumbering those expecting weaker performance (read more here).
This small business week take time to celebrate your employee contributions, business growth and the bright future ahead.
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.