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Small Business Week

Entrepreneurs are idea people - filled with ideas, aspirations and objectives. They see an opportunity at every turn and are continuously looking for improvement. An entrepreneur's life is frenetic, powered by a seemingly unlimited vitality. The entrepreneur's tenacity is surpassed only by a strong passion for business.

Small Business Week reflects the energy and efforts of Canadian entrepreneurs of all ages and pays tribute to their important contribution to the strength of the economy. It will also be the background for all the activities that will take place throughout the Week.

How Small Business Week got its start

In 1979, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs.

Two years later, BDC decided to launch BDC Small Business WeekTM™ across Canada.

The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada’s business community and BDC Small Business Week™ has become a not-to-be-missed annual event for entrepreneurs.

Do you have an event taking place during Small Business Week 2017 that Innovation PEI can help promote?
Please send your event details, using one of the forms below, to Aila Gardner – for posting to this website.  Any changes can be made up to the day of your event by contacting us.  

You can use our available application forms.
Event Request PDF Form. *Works best if opened in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

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