Video Message for Small Business Week
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Small businesses are the engine of the West. Thatís why Canadaís
new government and Western Economic Diversification Canada, join you
in celebrating Small Business Week 2006.
Small businesses are vital to the growth and prosperity of our
communities - today and tomorrow. They account for 80 per cent of
all new jobs in Western Canada and are generating a vibrant and
The achievements of western entrepreneurs and small businesses
over this past year are impressive. We are witnessing unprecedented
growth in small business start-ups led by a diverse group of
energetic and ambitious entrepreneurs.
Hard-working men and women like you define the western Canadian
spirit with your ingenuity, determination and courage. The combined
impact of your willingness to take calculated risks pays huge
dividends and creates a rewarding business environment.
Together with our partners, WD is proud to celebrate Small
Business Week with you. I encourage you to share your stories,
learn from each other and continue your important contribution to
our economy and quality of life.