There is no better time than now to look at the digital aspects of your business. Join Lennox & Addington Economic Development on Friday, October 9th at 9am for a live Q&A session with our Digital Specialist, Steph Brown.
Now more than ever, it is important for business owners to provide as many outlets as possible to sell their products and services.
When COVID-19 forced non-essential businesses to shut their doors to foot traffic in March, those that already had an e-commerce function incorporated into their sales model had an advantage. They already had access to their customer base 24/7. For these businesses, the unexpected closure still stung, but not as badly as it could have otherwise.
KFL&A Public Health has developed a few tips on how business owners and staff may address concerns with the use of face coverings in commercial businesses.
To download the tip sheet click here.
As we transition to Stage 3 of reopening businesses in KFL&A, the attached letter from Dr. Kieran Moore, outlines the necessary instructions to keep our communities safe and our economies growing. The letter identifies instructions individuals responsible for a business or organization permitted to open .
Please click here to read the letter.
Up to $2 million is available across Eastern Ontario for non-repayable contributions of up to $5,000 to assist women-led businesses to Rebuild-Reopen-Revive (R3).
Eligible activities for the funding should support the reopening, rebuilding and revival of applicant’s business, such as:
Digital Main Street is offering the Digital Transformation Grant for Main Street Small Businesses. This grant program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to small businesses wanting to grow through digital transformation.
On Tuesday, May 26th Lennox & Addington County hosted a webinar in partnership with KFL&A Public Health. The topic was "How to Safely Re-open your Business". Miranda Iezzi, Cindy Lee, and Gord Mitchell from KFL&A Public Health and staff answered questions about guidelines, best practices and requirements for businesses during this time.
Community Futures is now offering recovery loans to support businesses that are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This loan program is available to those who have attempted to access other federal programs (i.e. CEBA) and were ineligible, rejected, or require additional funding for expenses in excess of support already received. To be eligible, your enterprise must have been impacted adversely due to COVID-19, established prior to March 1, 2020, and been financially viable prior to the pandemic.
Here are the details:
To: All Businesses
From: Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health
Date: May 8, 2020
Re: Re-opening of Businesses and Workplaces
The provincial government released A Framework for Reopening our Province on April 27, 2020, which provides a phased approach for re-opening businesses and workplaces. Since the release of the framework, the Premier has announced a number of businesses that may re-open with some conditions.
On Tuesday, May 5th, the County of Lennox & Addington Economic Development Coalition met to form a new Task Force to help guide Lennox and Addington through the reopening of our economy following lockdowns prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.