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As a board member of the Small Business Roundtable of British Columbia, I’m happy to announce the launch of the “Most Small Business Friendly Community” award. The award is geared towards local governments who are invited to compete and demonstrate how they have implemented measures to support local business and attract new small business investment to their communities.
The importance of small business is paramount to the BC economy and the social health of each community. The award recognizes the leaders in local governments who foster the growth and success of small business. Applications for the award will be evaluated based on measures the local government has implemented that are aimed at:
• Reducing regulatory barriers
• Enhancing small business competitiveness
• Recognizing Small Business’s contribution to their community
• Climate Action initiatives that support small business
One award will be granted in each economic region of the province. Up to three finalists per region will be selected and announced in August 2011. The winners will be announced during Small Business Month in October.
Deadline is June 15 so act fast. To participate, please encourage your local government within British Columbia to complete the application form provided through the following link: