Small Business, Big Impact

Small businesses are a big deal

October 16th to 22nd is Small Business Week® in Canada, a week where we celebrate entrepreneurs and small business owners – for good reason.  Self-employed, or businesses with up to 10 employees, make up over 70% of the East Hants business community.

Small businesses provide goods and services, employment, quality of life, and according to the BDC 20161018-small-business-iconcontribute 39% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


Small business in East Hants

In East Hants, the majority of small businesses are in Construction, 10.99%, Professional Services, 7.53% and Other Services, 15.00%.  East Hants joins all of Nova Scotia in celebrating the contributions of small business to our province during Small Business Week®.


East Hants Economic and Business Development works to promote and grow our communities through its three public services: Business Attraction, Business Retention and Expansion, and Small and Medium Enterprise Development.  Explore how these services can work for you at

® Small Business Week is a registered trademark of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).