Small Business week full of opportunities for entrepreneurs

Ontario has one of the most vibrant small business communities in Canada, making up about 98 per cent of businesses in Ontario. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, providing good jobs and opportunities for families in communities across the province. From main street storefronts that support us in our daily lives to the entrepreneurs and innovators who are creating jobs and changing the way we do business, we have much to thank small business owners for.

“It’s a pleasure to celebrate Small Business Week October 14-20, a time to recognize the hard work and incredible contributions of the more than 400,000 small businesses in Ontario. I encourage all Ontarians to take this opportunity to celebrate the local small business owners and the many contributions that their hard work, ambition and dedication make to our province.” says Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business.

The Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) is the go-to in Durham Region for small business guidance. They provide training, development and coaching from business experts that help guide new business owners to success. BACD has planned a full range of entrepreneurial sessions during the week that can be found at

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