Entrepreneurship Celebrated During BDC Small Business Week

Friday October 12, 2018 – BDC Small Business Week will be Oct. 14 through Oct. 20, as declared by Mayor Hobbs this morning.

BDC Small Business Week has been celebrating entrepreneurship since 1979. Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), along with partners Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)/Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC), PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Thunder Bay Ventures, SHIFT Thunder Bay’s Young Professionals Network, Lakehead University Economic Development & Innovation (EDI), Ingenuity, and Thunder Bay Public Library, has compiled an exciting calendar of events and activities to recognize our small businesses and their contributions.

Under the theme, Digitize now: Transform your business, this year’s BDC Small Business Week will feature workshops on the topics of financial literacy, business planning, photography, digital banking, and digital marketing. Local women in business will be the focus of BDC’s sponsored event, This Woman Means Business, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 16.

“A healthy business sector is paramount to a robust economy,” said BDC’s Michael Nitz, Manager of Business Centre Ontario North. “BDC Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of our entrepreneurs and shines a light on the resources available to help them succeed.”

A full calendar of events can be seen at www.thunderbay.ca/smallbusinessweek. You can also follow BDC Small Business Week on FacebookLinkedin and Twitter: #SBW2018.


Contact: Lori Desimone – Senior Client Relationship Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)– 807-346-1795 or LORIJ.DESIMONE@bdc.ca 

About CEDC: The CEDC is responsible for business development, retention and expansion, entrepreneurial support, opportunity promotion, and the collection and assessment of key business data. The CEDC receives formal proposals for projects that will contribute to economic development. It responds quickly to new opportunities and initiatives to attract direct financial involvement from the government and private sectors. For more information, visit www.ThunderBayCEDC.ca.

About BDC: BDC is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. With more than 123 business centres and over 56,000 clients across Canada, it offers loans, investments and advisory services. BDC’s purpose is to support Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. To learn more, visit www.bdc.ca.

About BDC Small Business WeekTM : BDC™ Small Business Week is a Business Development Bank of Canada trademark event whose origins date back to 1979. Each year, hundreds of activities take place across Canada, bringing together thousands of business people annually to celebrate entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.

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