It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. We’re talking about Small Business Week (SBW). SBW runs from October 17th – 23rd, 2021 across Canada. Close to 10,000 entrepreneurs gather (in person and remotely) to learn, network and celebrate the people building businesses across the country. In the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this year’s theme is ‘Seizing the opportunity to build the way forward.’ 

SBW was founded by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 42 years ago and has continued to run every year since. Thanks to the BDC’s momentum, many businesses across Canada are offering business owners some amazing perks. From webinars to discounts, free services to workshops. Here at Chartd, we’ve scoured the internet for the crème de la crème of perks so you don’t have to. Check them out below.

2021 Small Business Week Perks:

  • BDC offers online webinars for Canadian entrepreneurs and SMEs running October 17th – 23rd, 2021
  • Telus offers Owner Perks a.k.a. exclusive savings on products and services for being a business owner
  • Rogers is offering small entity wireless plans
  • Toronto Public Library system offers a variety of free one-and-a-half hour small entity workshops at branches throughout the GTA
  • Staples offers monthly deals to small businesses
  • DMS and Google offer free online stores for small businesses and artists 
  • Advocis Connect is offering free advice from financial advisors
  • Small Business Enterprises Centres offers free help to start/grow a business
  • Futurpreneur is offering an online class on how to build and grow a successful, sustainable startup in Canada
  • Canada Post is offering a Solutions for Small Business program with tools, resources, insights and discounts on shipping and marketing
  • UPS is offering savings of up to 50% on shipping and support from a Small Business Ambassador
  • Ricoh is offering exclusive promotions for small businesses
  • Dell is offering deals on laptops, desktops and server for small business month
  • HP is offering businesses deals on laptops, desktops, monitors, printers and accessories
  • Amazon Canada is offering $25 off eligible purchases when you create an Amazon Business account

From Us to You

Last but not least, here at Chartd, we are offering access to our Beta financial planning software for Small-Medium Enterprises. You can access it from anywhere in the world at the click of a button. Learn the ins and outs of your entity’s finances, no matter your financial literacy. Sign up for Chartd today by clicking the button below.