It's nearly the end of BDC Small Business WeekTM (Oct 20-26), and besides talking to myself, I haven't had one conversation about the state of small business, their value to our communities, or participated in a learning opportunity or networking event! Not for lack of time, but rather for lack of attention.
This got me thinking that it really is important to take note of small business.
We all know that if we don't use local small business, we lose them. We lose a resource, and option, an employer, and a bit of character in our towns.
So, how do Canadians show their "support" for small business besides the obvious "Shop Local, Buy Local" programs?