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New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario government continues to provide a variety of supports to employers facing challenges as a result of COVID-19. The government will now be providing even more support to small businesses that are required to close or severely restrict their operations due to the necessary Provincewide Shutdown. This will help ensure they can continue serving their communities and employing people

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Calling Digital Vendors to Digital Main Street

You could grow your business by joining Digital Main Street Having the right help can make a big difference to increasing a business’ online presence and overall digital footprint. Digital Main Street offers main street businesses across Ontario access to a wide range of digital vendors that want to work with small businesses to help them become digitally ready. Digital

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Canada Emergency Business Account now open to businesses using personal banking accounts

  If your small business or not-for-profit hasn’t been able to access the Canada Emergency Business Account interest-free loans because you use a personal banking account to conduct your business, you can now qualify for the program. The Government of Canada announced that the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will be available to businesses that have been operating out of a

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Ask the Expert: Employee Benefit Plans

We’re back with another edition of Ask the Expert! This new blog series aims to answer the most common questions that we receive from new or prospective entrepreneurs. On today’s edition, we feature Craig Baker, President of Baker & Baker Benefits. Craig specializes in employee benefit programs – a common area that many small business owners struggle to navigate as

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Ask the Expert: Business Insurance

We’re back with another edition of Ask the Expert! This new blog series aims to answer the most common questions that we receive from new or prospective entrepreneurs. On today’s edition, we feature Danish Yusuf, CEO and Founder of Zensurance. Insurance is a critical component of a business’s ecology. We often hear new business owners and entrepreneurs ask questions about

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Adapt your marketing strategy for COVID-19

Adapt your marketing strategy for COVID-19 Guest post by and Maryam Golabgir, Digital Marketing Experts and Hollie Hoadly, Creative Solutions Almost every single business in Canada has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols. Small businesses especially have been feeling the changes and many are wondering what they can do to hang on as our country gets

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Your Daily, 30-minute Social Media Engagement Strategy

Your Daily, 30-minute Social Media Engagement Strategy Guest post by Cat’s Cove Communications Now that you’re likely officially being forced to stay at home (or at least reduce your working hours), now is the time to take daily action on building your social media accounts and presence. This is just one way you can work to control your business outcomes. How

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 and the Workplace What You Need to Know Guest post by Rudner Law   The impact of the COVID-19 virus on our society and our economy has been devastating. Many businesses have closed completely and many more are suffering dramatically reduced revenues. As they try to find ways to reduce their costs, they look to their workforce. As a

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Getting Found Online (and using Google to help you)

Getting Found Online (and Using Google to help you) Guest post by Cat’s Cove Communications We get it: business is a little slow right now for a lot of businesses. And with so many people self-isolating and scrolling idly, you might be wondering, “how can I get found online?” One really useful tool thing you can do is create and optimize your

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How to Grow your Online Community

How to Grow your Online Community Guest post by Cat’s Cove Communications   You want to do something to work on your business, but you aren’t sure what. COVID-19 has slowed down life and you want to take some control back. We have a suggestion. One of the best things you can do to future-proof your business is to focus

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