Small businesses give big rewards

Did you know that 98.2 per cent of businesses in Canada have fewer than 100 employees?

Did you know that 98.2 per cent of businesses in Canada have fewer than 100 employees?

Small and medium-sized businesses are critical to our national, provincial and local economies and the communities in which they operate.

With that in mind, please join us as we celebrate Small Business Week Oct. 19-25 in Williams Lake.

Now more than ever we need to support our small local businesses as they forge ahead in a world of 10-second sound bites and online sales.

If you ever had the chance to take in a local sports event, a musical performance or community fundraiser, you can be sure it is supported by our local small businesses.

Owners of small businesses raise their families here, support employment here and work hard to offer us the best in customer service and products.

Small business owners are most often our friends and neighbours and what better way to show our support than to take care in shopping local as much as possible.

At a time when some communities are seeing a shift away from the downtown core, innovative small businesses are continuing to set up shop in Williams Lake.

We want to congratulate our small businesses for their successes and offer our thanks for making our community a better place to live, play and work.

To learn more about some of our local small businesses, check out our Small Business section in today’s paper.

– Williams Lake Tribune/Weekend Advisor