Westoba loves small business!

There are over 1.3 million businesses operating in Canada today. Of these businesses, 98% have 100 employees or less, a key factor in the definition of “small business”. In fact, in Manitoba, over 70% of those in the workforce are employed by a small business.  Add to this number, those who work in medium-sized enterprises, (businesses with 100 – 499 employees), and the total number of Canadians employed in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) reaches nearly 91%. In Canada, nine out of 10 employees who work in the private sector work in SMEs. Every year, 33,000 hopeful entrepreneurs start new small businesses! Westoba Credit Union supports and salutes those entrepreneurs who follow their dreams and make small business big business in Manitoba.

Small Business is Big Business!

In 2015, Manitoba’s small businesses contributed 26% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the province, and nationally 41% of Canada’s GDP comes from Canada’s 1.2 million small- and medium-sized businesses.

Westoba Supports Small Business

Every day, Westoba’s Business Solutions Team works with all different types members to help them grow their businesses and reach their personal and financial goals. Our business professionals brings together a variety of qualifications, knowledge and experience in commercial lending to provide financial support and qualified business advice.

Celebrating Small Businesses

Throughout Small Business Week, Westoba is featuring stories highlighting a few of our small business members. Each has worked long and hard and followed their passion to successfully launch their business. Westoba salutes these businesses, along with Manitoba’s 38,000 small business owners during 2018 BDC Small Business Week.

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Kelleher Tech and Autosound - A Startup for Startups



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Komfort Kitchen – Cooking Up Success, One Meal at a Time



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Community Florists and Gift Shop – Killarney, Manitoba



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Venture Accounting Group Ltd. Service First – A Great Strategy



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R&M Homes – Quality Homes, Personal Service



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