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Celebrating Small Business Month '22

Celebrating Small Business Month '22
October 4, 2022

This October marks the sixteenth annual Small Business Month.

Small Business Month is a national event that celebrates the many contributions of small businesses to the economy and our communities and recognizes the achievements of Canadian entrepreneurs. Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and they play a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth. Every year, Small Business Month is celebrated in October, and there are many events and activities held throughout the country to support small businesses. 

What’s there to do during this Small Business Month?

We've compiled a list of Canadian events for you to check out below:

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Small Business Week (October 16-22nd)

From October 16-22 the BDC hosts a number of events for Canadian entrepreneurs to gather, learn, network, and celebrate one-another.

To discover all the events that BDC is offering we encourage you to visit here.


Small Business Month Symposium (October 18th)

Get Set for Success at the Small Business Month Symposium! Presented by Meridian. Featuring power talks, breakout sessions, networking and more. Hosted at Book Outlet Store, St. Catharines.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.


Free Tax Help for Small Business Owners (October 19th)

If you have tax-related questions, here is your chance to get them answered! The seminars are held by CRA professionals and will help you learn about: Business tax deductions, common tax errors, helpful tools and services offered by the CRA, and general bookkeeping concepts and best practices.

To learn more and register, visit here.


The Ultimate Business Development Workshop for Vendors and Small Businesses (October 20th)

This event is described as “transformational workshop for vendors and small businesses, we will show business owners how to dramatically increase their profits and revenue by single to double digits in just 30 days! You will learn how to leverage the best practices used today by fortune 500 companies that they don’t want you to know about! You will also be provided the tools required to implement them to profit as well.”

To learn more and register, visit here.

Small Business Summit 2022 (October 26th)

Attend this event hosted exclusively for small business owners in Toronto, the 3rd-largest tech hub in North America. This event is themed "Embracing Digital Disruption.

To learn more and register, visit here.

And, if none of these events appeal to you, we recommend you make a web search for Small Business Month activities and events happening in your local community, and commit to attending at least one.

So, if you're a small business owner, this is your time to shine! Get out there and celebrate your success. And if you're thinking about starting a small business, October is the perfect time to get started. There are plenty of resources available to help you get started, and Small Business Month is a great time to get connected with other entrepreneurs and learn about the challenges and opportunities of starting your own business.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and support your local businesses during Small Business Month! You may be surprised at how much you enjoy it. Small businesses are pillars of our society and of the Canadian economy, and they need our support. Let’s show them that we appreciate all they do for us by shopping small this month.

Whatever your involvement with small businesses, make sure to join us in celebrating Small Business Month this October!

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