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How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent health of our financial institutions. The resonse of the BDC. Other influences such as the globalisation of markets and growing competitiveness. Hence the theme of this year's Small Business Week. Innovation as everyone's business. The effects of technology. Why the average entrepreneur should be concerned with business innovation. What innovation means for a small business. Roles for small business, with some figures. Some trends. How the BDC interacts with small business.