Small Business

COVID-19: London, Ont., businesses brace for potential stay-at-home order extension

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Small businesses in London are once again forced to grapple with uncertainty as Ontarians await confirmation on whether or not the provincewide stay-at-home order will be extended. The order is set to expire on May 20, but sources informed Global News this week that the province is considering pushing …

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‘It’s so frustrating’: Small businesses struggling to get money from Ontario support grant

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Delays in the Ontario government’s Small Business Support Grant are a big source of “frustration” for many small businesses awaiting funds during the province’s latest shutdown. The application process for the grant, first announced at the end of 2020, opened in mid-January. It offers between $10,000 and $20,000 to …

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COVID-19: Some business owners feeling left out of Saskatchewan’s reopening ‘roadmap’

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

While the announcements of both new vaccination timelines and a three-phase plan to reopen the economy brought a sense of optimism to Saskatchewan this week, some small business owners in the province say their spirits feel unchanged. “It’s very concerning that there’s no plan. There’s no plan for the …

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Alberta restauranteurs hope for reimbursement in light of COVID-19 patio ban

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Laura Coles, Prairie Dog Brewing co-owner, said they just secured approvals from their landlord and spent $10,000 for their new outdoor dining space, only to have it shut down in days. “This was the silver lining.” “We wake up every morning thinking: What are we going to do with …

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Popular Seaport Market food establishment thanks community for support over 3 decades – Halifax

Pi Yeng Chen serves up food at the Seaport Farmer’s market on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

When you walk into the Halifax Seaport Market you’re greeted by all sorts of delicious smells of fresh food being prepared. And depending on what entrance you come in, one of the first things you might smell are the fresh dumplings and noodle dishes at Chenpapa. The Chen family …

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Winnipeg woman’s pandemic ‘side hustle’ could turn into full-time job – Winnipeg

Winnipeg woman’s pandemic ‘side hustle’ could turn into full-time job - Winnipeg

A Winnipeg woman who graduated from post-secondary in the spring with the goal of becoming a teacher says she’s re-thinking her career path after finding an unexpected source of income during the pandemic. Darci Klassen told 680 CJOB her “side-hustle,” a do-it-yourself greeting card business she has dubbed Klassen …

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Liberals unveil details of $1 million loan fund for hard-hit businesses  – National

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Companies that want in on a new federal loan program will have to show sharp revenue declines during the pandemic and that they have already applied for other business aid. The new loans, from the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP), will open for applications on Monday and …

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More than 200K small businesses could close permanently amid pandemic: CFIB

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More than 200,000 Canadian small businesses could shut their doors permanently due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, jeopardizing close to three million private-sector jobs in the worst-case scenario, according to a recent survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The organization estimates 181,000 small entrepreneurs are seriously …

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Over half of Metro Vancouver businesses still facing lower sales due to COVID-19: survey

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Ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic has led to 62 per cent of Metro Vancouver businesses still experiencing decreased sales volumes, according to a new survey from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The survey looking into the business impacts of the pandemic also found seven in 10 businesses …

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Some southern Alberta businesses disappointed as province eases certain COVID-19 restrictions – Lethbridge

Some southern Alberta businesses disappointed as province eases certain COVID-19 restrictions - Lethbridge

Alberta announced it is easing health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic for some businesses starting Monday, including for salons and other personal and wellness services, but other businesses were left disappointed. Read more: Alberta COVID-19 rules will ease Monday for outdoor gatherings, personal wellness services Kieth Carlson owns …

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