The Future of Canadian Business

Small businesses make up 99.8% of all companies in Canada. Advances in technology, changing demographics and the global recession have shaped new consumer behaviours. For Small Business Week 2013, BDC put together 5 Trends that are shaping the future of Canadian business.

About BDC Small Business Week

BDC Small Business Week is a Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) trademark. Its origins date back to 1979, when BDC business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. This first event and one that followed in 1980 were so successful that BDC officially launched Small Business Week across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada’s business community. In 2012, more than 200 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 businesspeople to BDC Small Business Week.