October 15, 2012
98% of employers in Canada are small businesses (2010)
41% of employed Canadians work for businesses with less than 20 employees (2005)
28% of Canada's total GDP came from businesses with less than 50 employees (2009)
96% of businesses in Alberta are small businesses (2009)
29% of Alberta’s total GDP was generated by small businesses which is the highest ratio in the country per capita (2009)
97% of all businesses in Central Alberta are small businesses which is the highest ratio in the province (2009)
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June 05, 2014
I had no idea how much of an impact small businesses really have on our community. Working with BJ over the past year and meeting so many of the talented, successful people that she rubs shoulders with has really helped me to appreciate what these people contribute to our communities. There is A LOT of hard work that goes into these businesses. More than I ever understood. Our small business owners live and breathe their business but they are breathing life into it. The passion they have is tangible and contagious. I am so priviliged to get to be a part of even a small piece of that. Happy Small Business Week BJ and all of our other small business owners here in red deer!
Small businesses flavor a city or town. Look at Calgary downtown – you don’t get people passing by saying hello, and rarely have I encountered friendly “chit chat” in a downtown Calgary elevator. But here in Red Deer, small business owners understand the importance of customer service, and they project that positive attitude when they are on the streets! I love how friendly our city is, and how easy it is to support locally – you don’t have to look far! You are doing such a fabulous job, BJ, and I am so proud to be part of a fantastic local store!
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