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…
01
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program, CaraCo, CaraCo Development Corporation, CECRA, Gennaro Disanto, Global News Kingston, Kingston, Kingston Glass And Gallery, Mariel Hunter, news, Owner, Queen Street, Small Business

Kingston small business owner says the CECRA program should be in the hands of renters to apply – Kingston

Landlords have been able to apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program for a week now. The federal initiative aims to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic. But landlords have to opt in, and some Kingston, Ont. business owners say they have received word their landlords…
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…
20
Apr
2016
Posted by: In: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Canada, CNIB, Diane Bergeron

Despite ongoing issues, Ontario plans to reduce small business accessibility requirements – Toronto

For most people, hailing a cab is no big deal, but Diane Bergeron has a guide dog and she says that makes all the difference. After a hotel doorman hailed a taxi for Bergeron, she said the driver refused to allow her guide dog Lucy on board. “He just said,…