This week (October 16-22) is Small Business Week. Being a small business owner isn't easy. You devote your life to your business, and invest yourself into making it succeed. There are continual challenges, and very little down-time.

So I wanted to take this opportunity to say: Keep up the good work!

Launched by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Small Business Week celebrates the underdog, the Mom-and-Pop operation, the Work at Home-er, as well as the first, third, or sixth-time entrepreneur.

There are lots of local events throughout Canada happening this week, where small business owners can get together, celebrate their successes, network, and discuss the challenges they've faced. I know you're busy, but I'd suggest taking the time if you can to check some of them out.

If you find yourself in Toronto, Wave will be at the Small Business Forum at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday (free admission), and at the Financial Technology Show on Thursday. We'd love to meet you!

For our Non-Canadian users, I'd hate for you to miss out on all the fun. So take a minute out of your very hectic day and pat yourself on the back. Because your business may be small, but your accomplishment certainly isn't.