Industry Canada

Industry Canada

October 17, 2010 10:00 ET

Minister of State Moore Celebrates Small Business Week 2010

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), issued the following statement to launch Small Business Week 2010 in Canada:

"I invite all Canadians to join me in celebrating Small Business Week in Canada from October 17 to 23. This special week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our country's small businesses to the nation's economy.

"For the past 30 years, the Business Development Bank of Canada has organized Small Business Week to pay tribute to Canadian entrepreneurs. This year's theme is 'Power Up Your Business. Invest. Innovate. Grow.' Creativity and innovation are two important drivers of successful small businesses.

"Canada's small business policy is about putting in place the right conditions for business success, and the Government of Canada continues to support small businesses through various programs and initiatives to enhance their competitiveness and long-term prosperity. We have cut taxes, reduced red tape and increased access to both important information and to financing.

"The goal of these initiatives is simple: we want to make it easier for small businesses to invest and create jobs. The Government of Canada will continue to take responsible, affordable and practical steps to help Canadian small businesses contribute to our economic recovery.

"Today, there are over 1 million small businesses across Canada that employ almost half of our private sector workforce. Each year, 130 000 more small businesses are created in Canada. Small businesses are providing the impetus that will drive our economy forward.

"Please join me this October in honouring our Canadian small business owners as they continue to contribute to the economy, our communities and the quality of life of Canadians."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Rob Moore
    Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)
    Catherine Godbout
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations