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Small BuSineSS month OctOber 2014 S M A L L b U S I N e S S M O N t H - S U p p L e M e N t t O t H e W I N N I p e g F r e e p r e S S - W e d N e S d A y , O c t O b e r 2 2 , 2 0 1 4 Small and medium-sized businesses are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy. They account for 99.9% of all Canadian companies and employ more than 60% of private sector workers. T he Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) believes this contribution deserves to be celebrated. BDC Small Business Week activities provide an opportunity to celebrate, develop new skills, make new contacts, and plan for new opportunities. Events held during the week bring entrepreneurs together at conferences, luncheons and trade fairs across the country where they have the opportunity to learn, network and enjoy themselves in the company of their peers. Successful entrepreneurs focus on tried and true strategies to take their companies to the next level. They need the right preparation and a solid roadmap. That means fostering excellent customer and supplier relationships, applying sound financial management principles and hiring the best people. Use BDC's Small Business Week 2014 to go back to basics and reenergize your business. The origins of BDC Small Business Week date back to 1979 when BDC business centres in B.C.'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 Week across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada's business community. In 2013, over 280 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 businesspeople to BDC Small Business Week. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels. For more information, see /sbw Back to BaSicS Reenergize Your Business ExecutiveEducation AsperExecutiveEducationisforyourfuture TAKINGTHESTAGE November4-5,2014 Ahigh-impactprogramfor womeninleadershiproles SPEAKINGASALEADER November26-27,2014 Learnthefundamentals ofpersuasive,confident communication UPCOMINGCOURSES: LocatedintheheartofdowntownWinnipeg JamesW.BurnsExecutiveEducationCentre 2ndFloor,177LombardAvenue

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