Nominations needed for small businesses

Eight communities who champion small businesses will be celebrated for the second annual province wide B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community Award.

The deadline for submissions is June 30.

Applications for the award will be evaluated based on the following achievements:

• Reducing regulatory barriers.

• Enhancing small business competitiveness.

• Recognizing small business’ contribution to their community.

• Supporting climate action initiatives, which benefit small business.

The award is organized by B.C.’s Small Business Roundtable, which seeks advice from the small business community on issues, strategies and potential actions to support B.C.’s small businesses.

The small business sector is a key economic driver in B.C., employing  more than one million people and providing nearly 57 per cent of all private-sector jobs. This award recognizes the efforts municipal governments are making to reduce regulatory barriers and help small businesses thrive.

Up to three finalists per region will be selected by August. The awards will be announced in October during Small Business Month.

To learn more, click here.

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