Hello fellow business owner,
To say these are trying times is an understatement. As a small business owner and your Chair, I understand your fear and uncertainty. I wish there were simple and easy answers, but this is uncharted territory. But, know we’re all in this together.
While we await clarity from governments on financial assistance, I hope you’re looking for creative ways to maintain your business within government directives. Ideas from fellow small businesses include: selling gift cards online now to maintain cash flow, providing curb-side pick-up of goods, taking advantage of fees waived by delivery services to offer home delivery, offering walk-up food takeout, offering services virtually, staying connected with customers via e-newsletters or telephone calls, and of course, partnering with financial services providers to re-evaluate your finances.
As we know more, we’ll share the information. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
Cheryl Etherington, Chair
Bronte BIA Board of Directors