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Resources for restarting your business in the new normal

As British Columbia moves through the four phases of our Provincial Restart Plan, businesses across our province are tackling the challenges involved in adapting to the “new normal” of operating during a pandemic.

Whether your business is getting ready to reopen, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, you don’t need to face these challenges alone. Small Business BC is here to help. We’ve got the tools and resources you need to weather these unprecedented times, and maybe even identify some potential areas for growth.

How to safely reopen your business

The health and safety of staff and customers must remain the top priority for businesses during the pandemic. Find resources and guidance to help develop your own COVID-19 safety plan.

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Restart planning and strategies

For many business owners, COVID-19 has forced a quick pivot to service a rapidly changing business landscape. Find resources and best practices to develop a successful business strategy for the months ahead.

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Marketing tips for communicating with your customers as you reopen

Have you considered how to effectively communicate your reopening plans to your customers? Find resources and best practices for marketing in the time of COVID-19.

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Find PPE For Your Business

As we move through the four phases of B.C.’s Restart Plan and businesses start to reopen and operate, non-medical Personal Protective Equipment – PPE – will play a key role in helping keep us all safe. Find Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your business in the PPE Marketplace.

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Hear from businesses that are adapting

Formation Studio

Just five months into their entrepreneurial career, Roman Magbanua and Saschie MacLean-Magbanua faced a nightmare prospect. The Formation Studio was less than six months old, but was faced with a sudden closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how they coped.

Emelle's Catering

In February of this year, Emelle's became the first ever double winner at the SBBC Awards. A month later, they were laying off most of their staff. This is the story of how they pivoted to survive COVID-19.

Vancity Physio

COVID-19 forced clinics to close their doors and seek out alternative ways of treating their patients. Some, like Ranko Vukovic of VanCity Physio have turned to technology to take care of patients.

Business Planning Webinars

Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

Wednesday, June 7 9:30am to 12:30pm

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