2017 bdc Small Business Week

"Future Proof Your Business"

Adapting to technology and demographic trends

The Small Business Week calendar is available here for download.

The theme for this year’s events is “Future-proof Your Business,” and explores emerging trends that will shape and grow Canadian companies in the years to come.  From emerging digital technologies that are redefining ways of doing business to shifting demographic trends marked by an aging population and an increasingly diversified and skilled labour force, Canada’s business landscape is changing in profound and unprecedented ways across all industries.

There are over a dozen events scheduled for Thunder Bay alone – check out the calendar and find out how you can start adapting your business to tomorrow’s trends today.

What is BDC Small Business Week?

It’s an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for almost 40 years.


BDC business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley first pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. BDC Small Business WeekTM was officially launched across Canada in 1981.


Entrepreneurs come together every year at hundreds of events across Canada to learn, network with other entrepreneurs and celebrate entrepreneurship.


Of all Canadian businesses are small and medium-sized businesses. That’s something worth celebrating!

Great things happen when entrepreneurs get together. Share ideas, find business opportunities and enjoy yourself at a BDC Small Business Week event near you. Check out the local event calendar or visit bdc.ca and view their interactive map to see what’s happening both locally and further abroad.

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