Small Business Week 2023

October 15, 2023

The third week of October is Small Business Week, an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada has organized for over 44 years. Every year, close to 10,000 entrepreneurs gather to learn, network, and celebrate Canada’s dreamers and doers.

Economic recovery from the pandemic has brought new challenges for Canadian entrepreneurs. With inflation, worker shortages, and supply chain challenges being high on every entrepreneur’s list business owners are finding ways to succeed and grow, all while making their businesses more inclusive and sustainable, and driving the Canadian economy.

The theme for this year’s Small Business Week, October 15-21, is Let’s talk solutions for today’s business challenges. Learn more about Small Business Week from BDC’s website here.

Small Business Success Stories

Some of the newest small business owners in our region share their successes, challenges, and why they chose East Hants. Read the special blog series now:

Solid Waste Resources

Waste Wizard App

The Municipality of East Hants has a mobile app to help residents and businesses with waste sorting, collection reminders, and service updates. The app is free to download to any mobile device!

Solid Waste Audit

A Solid Waste Audit assists businesses in targeting their internal staff’s training around solid waste to then communicate to the customers they service (example: quick service restaurants). Waste audits are conducted at the business location and at the East Hants Waste Management Centre as a method to measure compliance, find areas that require attention, or potentially save your business money.

To arrange a Solid Waste Audit for your business, please contact email

Thank You!

Happy Small Business Week to all of our local entrepreneurs and everyone who supports them. Thank you for all that you do for our community.

If you are a small business looking for support as you continue to build your way forward, please contact us.