Relief for small business is here

The Milton Chamber is excited to share further details on two programs designed to assist members as they progress towards reopening and recovery. These programs can assist SMEs as they troubleshoot various aspects of their own business operations.

Business Resilience Service
Announced by the Prime Minister in his daily briefing on May 26, the Business Resilience Service (BRS) is a hotline SMEs, not-for-profits and charities can call for free accounting advice to help them navigate COVID-19 uncertainty and plan their recovery.

The Business Resilience Service is a government-funded program that is run through the Canadian Business Resilience Network in collaboration with EY and with support from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and Imagine Canada.

Details on the BRS are available here.

The BRS has developed a social media toolkit, including posts and images, for you to easily share this program with your members.

Please note that this service is active now.

Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund
Small businesses have persevered. They have had to make changes to survive this pandemic. Now, they are ready to look to the future. The future may require new marketing tactics. It may require investments in new technology. Whatever the future brings, we’re betting that $10,000 could come in handy for a number of your members. The CBRN Small Business Relief Fund, made possible through the generosity of Salesforce, was officially announced on Tuesday May 26.

For 62 businesses across Canada, the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund will be a one-time $10,000 grant to do something for their business that will help set the course for the future; the possibilities are open.

The Canadian Business Resilience Network developed a social media kit, including posts, images and videos (to come), to help you share this opportunity with your members. You can access that here.

The application process for the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund runs from June 1 to 12.

If you have any questions regarding either of the above initiatives, please do not hesitate to contact the CBRN.