Small Business Centre

CEBA’s last stand: What happens after the application deadline?

The final application deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program has passed. Lasting nearly 15 months, prime minister Trudeau’s relief program provided interest-free loans of up to $60,000…

Career Corner

5 ways to successfully reenter the workforce

In today’s transitioning job market, it’s becoming increasingly more common for people to take a break from full-time work. The reasons could be vast and varied: the need to care…

Managing Your Money

Your new home: Demystifying the down payment

If you’ve got “real estate fever,” it’s most likely not by accident: Pent-up demand and lower household spending as a result of the lockdown have caused the Canadian housing market…

Career Corner

A job-seeker’s guide to networking in a virtual world

Living through a pandemic is tough enough. But for Canadians who have lost their jobs, social distancing makes it even harder to connect with past colleagues or other contacts, especially…

Managing Your Money

How CERB could impact your taxes | Global Morning News

  This past year many British Columbians received CERB or other emergency benefits to help them through the economic impact of COVID-19. But those benefits could have a major impact…

Small Business Centre

Giving up control to accept success: advice from Cold Comfort Ice Cream

As their tagline promises, Cold Comfort Ice Cream has been “Doing whatever the hell we feel like since 2010”. Sticking to her outside-the-carton thinking has served Owner and Founder Autumn…

Small Business Centre

A small and steady start ends in bigger gains: advice from Iron Alley Gym

Becoming a successful business owner doesn’t happen overnight. Especially in a venture completely outside your element. Sharon Prokophuk, co-owner of Iron Alley Gym learned that pretty quickly. In 2018 she…

Small Business Centre

It’s not business, it’s family: advice from Pajo’s Fish & Chips

The brainchild of Patricia (Pat) Branch, Pajo’s Fish & Chips first set sail in 1985 and has been owned and operated by her family since. But the definition of family-owned…

Small Business Centre

Retaining employees and keeping them happy during trying times—a pandemic plan

Curbside sales, ecommerce strategies, staff layoffs—it’s been a rollercoaster year for many Canadian small business owners. Events like a global pandemic can take their toll on an enterprise, from both…

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