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October not only brings the fall weather but also marks the beginning of Small Business Month here in B.C.

5 years ago, this month long event was created in order to promote, recognize and celebrate the contributions that small business owners throughout the province have made and the important role they play in our economy. There are currently almost 400,000 small businesses operating in this province, which is the highest proportion of self employed workers in Canada. Way to go B.C!

Iain Black, Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development for the Province says “Our government’s support for small business and the business climate that sustains it is unprecedented, and there is no end in sight or finish line to that support. Small Business Month is intended to highlight small business programs, to release new resources, to encourage communities and business organizations to host events that bring entrepreneurs together, and to have everyday British Columbians pause and take note of the contributions small businesses make to our communities and our economy”

“With many activities and events taking place across the province, it is a time when small business owners and operators can take time to discover a new direction or find new ways to improve their operations, expand their network and grow their business.” Check out Small Business BC to see what events are in your area!

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