Top 5 Small Business Do’s & Don’ts

As part of Small Business Week 2014 #SBW2014 across Canada, Tuesday I attended the Toronto Board of Trade luncheon with Jean-Rene Halde, President & CEO of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).  Mr. Halde spoke about the importance of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to the Canadian economy, and outlined the results of a BDC study of over 1,100 companies… More

BDC President & CEO Jean-Rene Halde Speaks at Toronto Board of Trade Today

I will be attending several events over the next few days as part of Small Business Week 2014.  Today, the Toronto Board of Trade is hosting a luncheon with Jean-Rene Halde, President & CEO of the Business Development Bank of Canada. The promotional piece for the event says that: “To remain prosperous and competitive, Canada’s entrepreneurs must continue to… More

Small Business Week October 19-25, 2014

Small Business Week 2014 is scheduled for October 19 through 25, 2014 across Canada. Many events are being held by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and others by organizations such as the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) to celebrate entrepreneurship and the contribution of small businesses to our economy. According to the BDC… More

BDC’s strong profit shows small businesses more financially healthy

The Business Development Bank of Canada posted a $347-million profit Monday for its fiscal 2011 year, boosted by the improving financial health of the small and medium-sized businesses it lends to. BDC’s strong profit comes as the bank provided less financing for its 2011 fiscal year (ending March 31). Clients borrowed a total of $3.3-billion… Read More