Small business minister knows about the challenges

Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto released this statement on National Small Business Week from Oct. 15 to 19:

Naomi Yamamoto is the B.C. minister of state for small business.

Naomi Yamamoto is the B.C. minister of state for small business.

Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto released the following statement on National Small Business Week from Oct. 15 to 19:

“Small business is a huge economic driver in this province, employing over one million people. In fact, 98 per cent of all businesses in B.C. are small businesses.

“I know it isn’t easy being a small business owner, having owned my own business for 21 years. So, during Small Business Week and Small Business Month in B.C., let’s take the time to celebrate the courage, determination and dedication of each and every small business owner in this province.

“By supporting local entrepreneurs with your business, talent or

investment, you are making your communities stronger and our province a better place to live for all of B.C.’s families.”

— Minister of State for Small Business

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