09
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Juston Trudeau, Money, Relief, Small Businesses

Canadian small businesses seeking overhaul to government relief programs – National

From the day he opened Riverhead Brewery in Kingston, Ont., with his business partners, Aaron Martin believed year three would be the big one. And for the first two and a half months of 2020, the brewery was setting sales records. Then everything came to a halt. “COVID just…
13
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Barbara Maly, businesses, Coronavirus, Coronavirus London, covid 19 london, Downtown Businesses, Downtown London, Economy, London coronavirus, London COVID-19, london economy, rhinoactive

Coronavirus: Downtown London unveils free e-commerce solution for core businesses – London

A new initiative spearheaded by Downtown London is looking to make it easier for businesses in the city’s core to sell their wares online during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization says it’s partnered with local firm RhinoActive to develop an online shopping platform that is free for downtown businesses…
06
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, City of Edmonton, COVID-19, COVID-19 EDMONTON, Economy, edmonton covid-19 economic recovery, edmonton economic recovery, Edmonton economy, Edmonton Online Shopping, Tech, U Of A, University of Alberta, university of alberta school of retailing

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make…
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…
02
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Bulldog Pub & Grill, Canada, Coronavirus, Coronavirus in Ontario, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Durham region businesses, Icebar Cafe, IGreek Oshawa, Ontario Coronavirus, Oshawa, Pandemic

‘Bulldog Fiesta Passport’ program hopes to keep Durham businesses alive during holidays – Durham

As businesses in Durham region continue to fight to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Oshawa restaurant has brought forward an interactive initiative to help a number of owners make it through the holiday season. Julie Eves took over Bulldog Pub & Grill in February, just before the pandemic…
01
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, COVID-19 Testing in Saskatchewan, Health, PCR COVID-19 Testing, Quantum Genetix Canada, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, saskatchewan covid-19, Saskatchewan COVID-19 Testing, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan News

SHA signs 3rd-party COVID-19 testing partnership for travellers, businesses

Travellers and businesses in Saskatchewan will have a third-party option for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says it has partnered with Quantum Genetix Canada to provide independent testing starting in December. Read more: SHA opening drive-thru COVID-19 testing location in Prince Albert, Sask. The executive director…
28
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cyndi Vos, Economy, Lethbridge, lethbridge businesses, Lethbridge Chamber Of Commerce, more than half of Lethbridge businesses feel optimistic about the next six months, Pandemic, YQL

Many Lethbridge businesses feel optimistic about future: Chamber of Commerce – Lethbridge

Many Lethbridge businesses are feeling optimistic about the future, according to a new survey conducted by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. The survey aimed to grasp an understanding of the financial health and satisfaction of local businesses. Highlights from the survey indicate 52 per cent of respondents are expecting…
26
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Lethbridge bylaws, lethbridge city council, lethbridge parking bylaw, lethbridge parking rules, Minimum parking requirements, Parking, Politics, Theoretically Brewing

City of Lethbridge looks to update minimum parking bylaws for businesses – Lethbridge

Kelti Baird is part owner of Theoretically Brewing Company in Lethbridge. She and her business partner would like to use their underutilized parking lot to expand the business, but red tape from the city is stopping them. Baird went in front of the Community Issues Committee meeting on Monday…
03
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta economy, Alberta Small Business, Calgary small business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIb, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, edmonton small business, Federal Small Business Programs, news, Nicks Steakhouse, Rent Relief Small Business

Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB ​

A newly released survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows Alberta small businesses remain tough as the province enters its sixth month of COVID-19 infections. The survey, conducted on Aug. 27, attributed fewer customers and lower sales as the root causes of a slower recovery for Alberta’s…
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…