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  • October 25, 2013

Celebrating Small Business Week in Scarborough-Guildwood

Ontario Helping Local Companies Grow and Create Jobs

Celebrating Small Business Week in Scarborough-Guildwood

Ontario Helping Local Companies Grow and Create Jobs

NEWS

October 25, 2013

 

Today Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood marked Small Business Week. More than half of the people of Ontario working for a business work for a small- to medium-sized enterprise.

Ontario is helping small businesses in Scarborough-Guildwood thrive by:

Ontario’s new Youth Jobs Strategy features the Youth Entrepreneurship Fund, which increases support for existing programs such as Summer Company, and introduces new programs to help young entrepreneurs with training, mentorship and seed financing.

Helping small business grow will create a strong and innovative business climate across Ontario as well as right here in Scarborough-Guildwood, one of the three pillars of the government’s economic plan to create jobs and growth and help people in their everyday lives.

QUOTES

“Being a strong voice for Scarborough-Guildwood means standing up for our small businesses and entrepreneurs to stimulate job creation. Small business owners and entrepreneurs create jobs and wealth in our community, keeping it vibrant and alive. October may be small business month, but we benefit from their work all year long.”

— Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarboroug-Guildwood

“This government believes that the well-being of our communities and people is inextricably linked to a sustainable, growing economy. That’s why job creation and economic growth remain our top priorities.”

— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

QUICK FACTS

  • Small- and medium-sized businesses make up more than 99 per cent of all businesses in Ontario.
  • By introducing tax reforms, including reducing the small business corporate income tax rate and introducing the Harmonized Sales Tax, Ontario is saving small businesses $500 million each year.

LEARN MORE

Find out how Ontario is supporting social businesses in Impact: A Social Enterprise Strategy for Ontario.

Read Going Global: Ontario’s Trade Strategy.

Learn more about Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy.

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