04
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, CFIb, Christmas, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus christmas, Economic recovery, Economy, Gotstyle, Holiday, Miracle, news, Retail, retail shopping, Small Businesses

Coronavirus: Ontario retail businesses banking on some holiday magic

Selling Christmas has never been so hard. With restrictions and lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses that rely on a little holiday magic are struggling if not shutting down entirely. Read more: Lockdowns ahead of Black Friday a blow to small retailers The Miracle pop-up bar…
27
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Blogs, Canada, Commentary, Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, Covid19, covid19 closures, covid19 lockdown, Economy, Pandemic, Pandemic Impact, Roy Green, Small Businesses, struggling businesses

Roy Green: COVID-19 exacting excruciating pain on small business owners and workers – National

I will not soon forget the on-air call from the 73-year-old Calgary garage owner.  We were speaking with small business operators nationally about survival amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — the survival of their now-under-threat, often multi-decade enterprises. We’re all familiar with the cliché “living the dream.” Now, while…
18
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: african nova scotian, black businesses, Canada, Consumer, COVID-19, Entertainment, Foggy Goggle, G Street, Gottingen, Gottingen Street, Halifax, I love Local, Lifestyle, ReOpen City, Small Businesses, Support Local, Taking Blk Gottingen

Black businesses pop up in North End storefronts for ‘Taking BLK Gottingen’ – Halifax

Saturday and Sunday, local Black businesses are setting up pop-ups in Halifax North End stores, cafes and food places, to show and sell their work in a historically Black neighborhood. “Taking BLK Gottingen” was organized by the North End Business Association and The Khyber Centre for the Arts, alongside other…
07
Apr
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus in manitoba, Coronavirus in Winnipeg, COVID-19, Economy, how are businesses in manitoba doing coronavirus, manitoba coronavirus, news, Small Businesses, winnipeg coronavirus

Manitoba small business owners struggling during coronavirus pandemic – Winnipeg

It’s been a tough month for small businesses across the country and Manitoba is no exception. Many small businesses have laid off staff and some have said the COVID-19 crisis threatens to close their doors permanently. “Obviously, this is not going to be done by mid-April,” Melina Elliott of Winnipeg-based…