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Insight Newsletter: November 2020 Edition

Stay up to date on relevant and timely business and economic news and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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BC's Business Recovery Grant

BC’s Business Recovery Grant The BC Government has launched a new Business Recovery Grant to increase support to small and medium-sized businesses during and beyond COVID-19. Businesses that meet grant criteria and approved, are also matched with a professional services provider to help develop a business recovery plan. Grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available. Learn more about BC’s Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant.

 

 


Business Resilience to Thrive Certificate Program

Business Resilience to Thrive – Certificate Program
The Building Resilience to Thrive certificate program, powered by the BC Chamber of Commerce Network and University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business, is a 6-week online business recovery certificate to help businesses stay viable through COVID-19 and adapt to compete in the future. Participants will learn how to adapt their business models, re-engage customers, and adjust workplace cultures. This program is open to all businesses. Learn more and register.

 


Federal Funding for Businesses

Federal Funding for Businesses to Grow into Global Markets
The Government of Canada is pivoting its CanExport SMEs Program to help small businesses access up to $75,000 to assist with international market development activities. The program is designed to help develop and expand SMEs eCommerce presence, attend virtual trade shows, navigate new COVID-19 related trade barriers, and provide dedicated support for Indigenous and women-owned small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Learn more and apply for this program.

 


Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy
The Government of Canada is implementing the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) which will provide easy-to-access rent and mortgage support until June 2021 for businesses affected by COVID-19.  Support up to a maximum of 65% of eligible expenses is available until December 19, 2020. The program will deliver aid directly to small business owners without going through their landlord. Learn more!

 

 


Digital Business Walk

How’s Business?
We’re reaching out to businesses in the Township as part of our 2020 Digital Business Walk - to find out how they have been managing through COVID-19, and to learn more generally about what’s working, what could be working better, and what opportunities are on the horizon. If you own or manage a business in the Township of Langley, we want to hear from you. Our 7-question digital survey is open until Friday, November 20. To learn more about the Digital Business Walk visit invest.tol.ca/businesswalk.