Covid-19 Tools and Resources for Your Business

Tools and Resources for Your Business

March 15, 2021

1. Hamilton Police Services 10 Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses – Click Here

2. BarterPay

BarterPay helps businesses obtain the goods and services they need without using cash, instead they barter their idle inventory and/or services.

BarterPay converts the value of traded goods and services into TRADEdollars® (at retail value) which allows the business owner to extract the actual things they need from the network versus trading directly one to one.

To learn more about BarterPay, click Click Here.

In February 2020, BarterPay became a new Affinity Benefit for members in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Network. Learn more here. Through this partnership, members of participating local chambers of commerce and boards of trade will be given exclusive benefits such as reduced activation fees, special promotions and access to BarterPay Small Business Barter Loans at 0% interest.

3. RBC Royal Bank of Canada

REPORT: Small Business, Big Pivot: A devastating downturn, and how Canadian enterprises can transition

Canada’s economic recovery won’t be fully realized without a small business rebound. But it is not enough for companies in this hard-hit sector to stay solvent. They must also adapt to an economy that has become more virtual, local and fragmented since the global pandemic. There is a lot at stake if our small businesses are unable to make the transition.

RBC’s report offers policymakers with a way forward. RBC’s five-point plan was informed by proprietary economic analysis, and an in-depth survey of 22,000 businesses. It focuses on:

  1. Streamlining Ottawa’s relief programs for the next phase of the recovery
    Investing in capacity to reopen safely, including broad-based programs to assist employers as they try to get back to business
    3. Creating new networks for a massive digital push to support small firms in the global platform economy
    4. Implementing new economic strategies to scale small business; and,
    5. Adopting a more strategic approach to globalization as protectionist measures emerge

Click Here to Read the Report

4. Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
The Business Development Bank of Canada is a great resource hub for Canadian entrepreneurs providing information on working capital, payment postponements and rate reductions.  Click here to access their website .

For details on the new relief measures for qualified businesses visit: bdc.ca/coronavirus.

  1. Working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible terms and principal postponements for up to 6 months for qualifying businesses;
  2. Postponement of payments for up to six months, free of charge, for existing BDC clients with total BDC loan commitment of $1 million or less
  3. Temporary rate reductions for eligible BDC clients and on new client loans
  4. Additional details regarding Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) measures, including industry specific support

To access BDC’s Economic Update Report Click Here.

5. PPE Suppliers

SHJ Source – non surgical masks, hand sanitizer  sjhsource@outlook.com  (416)804-3660

Proforma Battlefield Advertising – KN95 masks, 3-ply disposable masks, reusable masks, IR thermometers, hand sanitizer, acrylic barriers, nitrile gloves, face shields and social distancing floor graphics.

www.battlefield.ca

Beatties Basics – Face Shields, Floor Markings, Hand Sanitizer, Masks, Gloves, Gowns, Table Top Shields and more available for purchase.

www.beatties/com

Redline Packaging – Poly Gloves

wally@redlinepackaging.com

Jim Wilkins Promotions – Facemasks

nofrils@cogeco.ca

6. PANDEMIC & CONTINUITY GUIDES

Pandemic Planning for Businesses – Canadian Chamber of Commerce
http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/

Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit – Ontario Chamber of Commerce

https://occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/OCC-Pandemic-Preparedness-Toolkit-for-COVID-19_final.pdf

Business Continuity Guide – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
https://www.ccohs.ca/publications/PDF/businesscontinuity.pdf

Business Continuity Plan and Recovery Plan – Canadian Chamber of Commerce
https://files.constantcontact.com/e74ab88b301/395f2666-cd00-44ca-a7de-873d7980d661.pdf

Crisis Communication Plan – Canadian Chamber of Commerce
https://files.constantcontact.com/e74ab88b301/e66c6d52-2523-4aad-9893-c75b3ffda5f8.pdf

Safety Poster from the Government of Ontario
https://files.ontario.ca/moh-coronavirus-pec-poster-en-2020-03-09.pdf

For More Specific Information, Please View
occ.ca/covid19/

Getting Your Business Ready for Covid-19: Some Practical Advice from the WHO
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

7.  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Government of Canada, has launched the Canadian Business Resilience Network where you’ll find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.canadianbusinessresiliencenetwork.ca/

8. Government of Canada – Additional Resources for your Business:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html