Despite the tremendous disruption Canadian businesses continued to face in the last year, we’ve seen an inspiring show of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and sense of community as business owners relentlessly looked for ways to turn ambiguous challenges into new opportunities.
Rallying the support of Canadians, and providing entrepreneurs with resources to help them start, adapt and grow will be critical to keep this spirit, determination and growth mindset alive as businesses continue to navigate the uncertainties of an evolving pandemic that we had all hoped would be in the rear-view mirror by now.
Looking forward in 2022, Canadian SME Magazine is focused on doing just that, and it’s one of the many reasons why RBC is proud to partner with them this year as the Exclusive Banking Partner Sponsor. Successfully building toward a post-pandemic future of greater inclusion and economic resilience will require us to tap into the diverse talent, learnings and perspectives that have always been at the heart of Canada’s entrepreneurial community. Through Canadian SME Magazine’s rich editorial content, events, podcasts and recognition programs, we endeavor to create that diverse community where valuable stories, insights and relationships can be shared with fellow entrepreneurs to support their growth journey.
In doing so, we’re excited to showcase all the ways in which small businesses are making a big impact on our innovative potential and economic prosperity as Canada looks to emerge from this pandemic, stronger than ever.
Vice President, Small Business, Strategy & Partnerships at RBC
As the Vice President of Small Business, Strategy & Partnerships at RBC, Don provides strategic oversight and leads a team that is responsible for delivering marketing-leading solutions, partnerships and client experiences that go beyond traditional banking to help Canadian entrepreneurs successfully start, manage and grow their business. Don also manages the development of RBC’s strategy for the broader Business Financial Services portfolio, including the group’s client experience, CRM (client relationship management) and data analytics strategies.