October 21-27 was Small Business Week across Ontario. Through the holiday shopping months of November and December, I ask that you please shop at our local Kanata and West Carleton businesses. Small businesses play a critical role in our economy and in our communities.
It is a fact that small businesses across the province are responsible for most of the employment opportunities. A total of 98% of all businesses in Ontario employ fewer than 100 people, and there are over 400,000 small businesses in Ontario.