Message from Program Manager, Carmen Massey
Hi Tsuts’weye Network,
This week we are focusing on businesses reopening and providing you with the best resources to assist you with restarting your business. We hope you are all doing well as you open your doors to your customers. During this time of Covid, it has been inspiring to hear about women who are courageously opening new businesses, expanding existing businesses and creating new business ideas. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to complete this anonymous online survey created by a local female entrepreneur gathering primary research to support her in the development of a new business idea. Here’s a shout-out to all the businesses emerging, re-opening, and planning for the future ahead!
Tsuts’weye is committed to helping all women entrepreneurs whatever their background and whatever their industry. As always, we encourage you to list your businesses on the Tsuts’weye Business Profile page and to join the Support Local BC site that has been set up for Shuswap businesses. Both of these tasks take minutes and will extend your online reach, which is critical at this time. Contact our Business support program for direct, free, one-on-one consulting support. We also encourage you to investigate the Destination BC toolkit to assist with tourism messaging and marketing in accordance with the local health recommendations. Also please check out our business reopening resources below and at the bottom of the newsletter that will give you good information and resources on reopening your business.
Project Manager, Tsuts’weye Enterprise and Innovation Network
BUSINESS REOPENING RESOURCES
BCEDA Economic Response & Restart Weekly Webinar – Rethinking Business Engagement and Practices in a Post-COVID Era – Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm PST – Register here
BC Economic Development Association – COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses – This is a lengthy document but everything that you need to know about restarting your business.
Canada Business Resiliency Network Small Business Relief Fund – Businesses can use the $10,000 grants to support their recovery efforts, including paying salaries, acquiring safety and personal protective equipment for staff, replenishing materials or paying for the measures required to adapt business models to the economic impacts of COVID-19. More information here.
Salmon Arm Economic Development Society – Business Restart Toolkit – Resources for business to reopen and more.
Women’s Enterprise Centre – Assisting women entrepreneurs through recovery – Resources and Support.
TSUTS’WEYE WEBINAR SERIES
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Two Ways to List Your Business Online and Create More Sales!
Support Local BC provides a place for communities and businesses throughout the province to support each other. It connects all regions and is a platform where you can show your love for your favorite local businesses by purchasing gift cards for future use. This is a great way to encourage family and friends to purchase gift cards to use when they can discover the Shuswap region…later! For more information or to add your business go here and then let your know your business is listed on this website! This initiative is sponsored by SAEDS, Shuswap Economic Development/Tourism, and Downtown Salmon Arm.
Business Profiles on the Tsut’weye website
Join the Tsuts’weye Network Business Directory and share your business on our website. Business Profile listings are free. We encourage our members to #ShopShuswap as much as possible. Let’s support each other. To get your business profile on this page, simply fill out our Business Profile Form and email it to us! Check out the listings on the Tsuts’weye website.
ROAD TO RECOVERY WEBINAR SERIES
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 2:00PM – ExploreBC…. Virtually
Tsuts’weye Entrepreneur In Residence Services
for all entrepreneurs to assist you with the reopening and recovery of your business in the Shuswap region.
Business Profiles on Tsuts’weye Website
COVID-19 Supports for Women Entrepreneurs
- Government of Canada Emergency extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – more information here. Other COVID-19 benefits programs and more resources.
- Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – Business Reinvention Series Webinars – more information here.
- Province of BC – COVID-19 resources – updates as of May 20, 2020 – resources for businesses and individuals.
- BC Economic Development Association – Resources for BC Businesses
- May 29, 2020 – Weekly Bulletin
- BDC – CoVid-19 – Resources and support for businesses.
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) -Shuswap-Revelstoke – for resources to assist you please click here
- Community Futures BC – COVID-19 Business Resources.
- Shuswap Business Recovery Planning – For more information on this program please call 250-833-5928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association – Tourism Resiliency Program – Resources for Tourism businesses in the Thompson Okanagan Tourism region.
- Tourism Industry Association of BC – C-19 Bulletin – June 1, 2020