Small Business Week across Canada is celebrated the third week of October and this year Quinte Business Week will run from October 19-23.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) make up 99.7 per cent of the companies in Canada and employ close to 90 per cent of all private sector workers. Every year the Business Development Bank of Canada takes a lead role in promoting this event and this year they have themed the whole week “Forging the Way Forward.”
This has been an incredibly difficult year for many businesses as they navigate through the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The purpose of the week is to highlight the importance of small and medium sized companies to the Canadian and local economies and this year it is more vital than ever. This year in the Quinte Region the three local Chambers of Commerce from Belleville, Prince Edward County and
- With e-commerce surging during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day and the 2020 holiday season may be the perfect hunting ground for online fraudsters.
- Business Insider spoke with Amazon’s former Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot, who now serves as the chief financial officer of online security firm Forter.
- “Good online hygiene means paying attention and being alert,” Barfoot said.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
It’s a potential nightmare for anyone who’s ever shopped online: checking your bank account or credit card statement to find that a cybercriminal has stolen your identity and run up a huge bill.
During Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sales event and the upcoming 2020 holiday season, that’s a scenario that could become reality for more shoppers than ever before. Former Amazon Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot — who now serves as chief financial officer for online fraud prevention firm Forter — said that