DID YOU KNOW? There are approximately 1.2 million active small businesses and they represent 97.9 percent of employers in Canada. Time to show our appreciation and help them stay safe!
As a tradition in its 39th successful year in Canada, National Small Business Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate small businesses and the contributions that they make to local communities and our Canadian economy. Small Business Week is October 14 to October 20—but we have decided to honor our small businesses all month long!
Our mission this October is to teach small businesses the practice of “Business Self-Defense.” With the support of numerous Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, professional associations and groups plus our 7 retail stores, Microsoft will hold business self-defense events across the country this October—all designed to help raise awareness of digital threats and teach businesses how to defend themselves from harm.
In addition to reaching small and medium-sized businesses through in-person events, we will publish daily consumable content for owners and managers. We are delighted to be sharing this content with you. Every Monday, we will send you a new round up of content. It is our hope that you share with your members, community and friends to help us amplify this very important message. If you would like us to come and speak at any upcoming events, please let us know.