March 30, 2020
  • Update: Federal Government providing small business with wage subsidies | Announced today was up to 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This will help businesses to keep and return workers to the payroll. More details on eligibility criteria will start with the impact of COVID-19 on sales, and will be shared before the end of the month.
  • This comprehensive flow chart helps navigate government resources available for business and personal support, how to apply for them, and if you might be eligible – Thanks Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management, Carleton University
March 27, 2020
  • Federal Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small + medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis | read the news from the Prime Minister’s page
March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
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March 23, 2020
  • And this is why we’re all staying at home! Be safe.
  • New Required Business Closures related to food, recreation + entertainment facilities, personal + professional services, and daycares – find the Province’s details here
  • Facebook is offering a Small Business Grants Program of cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. Register here as your starting point
  • Updated: A resource list for Individuals + Businesses – thanks, SREDA
March 20, 2020
  • DTNYXE Newsletter includes Wonderhub Virtual Programming, wins from the pandemic, government + big bank updates, and extended Business Impact Survey deadline
  • A resource list for Individuals + Businesses – thanks, SREDA
  • Safety Checklist for Businesses Who Close | Ensure your business remains secure – thanks, Ottawa Police, for these guidelines:
    • Keep the lights on
    • Remove ALL cash and receipts
    • Do not leave any valuables clearly visible or accessible
    • All safes and tills should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage
    • Keep all cash drawers open to show that nothing is in the drawers
    • All ATM’s should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage
    • All alcohol products removed from bar and put in secured storage areas (no alcohol left visible from outside)
    • Consider posting “NO CASH or Valuables on Premises” signage
    • Deactivate all scheduled FOB door openings (ie. Cleaners, deliveries, etc)
    • Disconnect all kitchen gas lines from their gas source
    • Make regular site visits to monitor your shop/business and to manage inventory and storage conditions (consider scattering the times this is done to not establish a pattern)
March 19, 2020
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