Economic Resiliency and Recovery Resources

 

The Stettler Regional Board of Trade & Community Development, in partnership with Stettler Regional Emergency Management Agency, will be collecting emergency information from businesses along with details on their current situation to help share resources and prepare for recovery.

 

We are asking all businesses to please fill out this vital form.

 

Business Resource Form


Economic Resiliency & Recovery Resources

 

From the Stettler Regional Board of Trade

Facebook Group

Globally, people and businesses are faced with having to understand how to deal with the ever-changing issues surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Managing the public health risk for infectious diseases is the responsibility of Alberta Health Services, but business owners need to be prepared for the potential impacts that COVID-19 could have on their operations.

 

The Stettler Board of Trade wants to assist our community with easy access to factual, up-to-date information so that your business can be prepared. We have created a private Facebook group that will share a collection of resources to help keep you up to date as well as develop your business continuity plans. We will continue to provide new resources as they become available.

 

In Business For Business    


From Norquest College

Check out these free self-paced courses available through Norquest College.

Learn how to get the job you want in any economy with these twelve steps.
 
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Discover small business marketing strategies that can help you attract attention, woo your target audience, grow your customer base, and expand your profits—all for little or no money.
 
Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.
 
Develop an Internet marketing plan for your business that incorporates SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more.

 

From Travel Alberta
 
How to Use Your Story to Connect Deeply with Your Partners
 

The stories you share with your customers now, are more important than ever before. As restrictions continue to lift, being clear on the realities your business faces, while offering an inspirational vision for the future, will have a profound effect on the relationships you are building. This session explores why you and your business matter, how to share your business journey and who your audience was, is and could be. Join Jason Thompson, Founder of the STORYIST, and learn how the four-pillar story framework (Empathy, Clarify, Solve and Inspire) can be used to share your story in a way that connects deeply with your customers.

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June 4 at 10:00 a.m.

From Stingray
 

Stingray Radio Launches the Stingray Stimulus Plan, a $15 Million Radio Economic Recovery Program for Local Business

 

Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, will do its part to kick-start Canada’s economic recovery and is proud to announce the establishment of an economic stimulus plan via its 104 radio stations across the country to help local businesses obtain grants in the form of radio advertising during this unprecedented crisis.

 

Through this program, Stingray will provide a minimum of $15 million in radio advertising grants to local businesses in markets across Canada where Stingray operates local radio stations. Stimulant grants will range from a minimum of $1000 up to a maximum of $100,000 in radio advertising per business. The recipient business will have twelve months to utilize the radio advertising grant provided towards booking and airing a radio advertising campaign and will not be required to invest additional sums with Stingray radio stations to receive the grant.

 

“Radio advertising has long been a successful stimulus for local economic activity in our country,” said Ian Lurie, President, Stingray Radio. “We are delighted to support local businesses lacking the capital resources to invest in advertising to effectively relaunch their business. The Stingray Stimulus Program is our way of helping to kick-start Canada’s economic engine for local business.”

 

As of today, local businesses in Stingray radio markets can apply for the grant at www.stingraystimulus.com. Grants will be determined and approved by the local Stingray radio management team based on their determination and weighting of relevant objective factors, including: immediate economic need, COVID-19 impact, social need, community benefit, and long term (macro-economic) benefit.

 

For the purposes of the Stingray Stimulus Plan, local Canadian business is defined as any registered Canadian business, not for profit organization or charity that operates within 100 km of the designated municipality in which the applicable Stingray radio operation is located. Visit www.stingraystimulus.com for more information or call your local sales representative today.

 

About Stingray

Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.

 

For more information, please contact: 

Mathieu Péloquin

Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Stingray mpeloquin@stingray.com

1 514 664-1244, ext 2362


From the Government of Alberta

 

The Government of Alberta wants to hear from you regarding Commercial Rent!

 

Tenants and landlords of commercial businesses can now give feedback on the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear more about the challenges that they might be experiencing such as developing payment schedules, paying their rent or meeting other financial obligations.

 

The survey results will give government further insight into the types of issues landlords and tenants are facing and whether they have been able to access available supports. These insights will be useful in determining whether additional measures are needed.

 

The survey can be submitted online, and alternatives for submitting feedback by phone or email are also available. Learn more: alberta.ca/commercialrentsurvey

 

Alberta has also joined with the other provinces, the territories and the federal government in the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent assistance program, which will begin accepting applications on May 25.


From the Canadian Business Resiliency Network

 
Planning For Recovery: How To Restart Your Business In The Wake Of COVID-19

Join us June 2 at 10:00 a.m. for a live webinar with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

BDC’s Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux will give an economic update and speak about the main business trends that will reshape the way we do business and BDC’s Advisory Services Executive Vice President Peter Lawler will discuss what business owners should be doing now as they ramp up operations, along with providing an overview of the financing support programs and resources available.

 
 
 

How to Adapt Your Business to Thrive in the New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our everyday habits and creating an unprecedented level of uncertainty for entrepreneurs.

 

You will need to adapt your business to the new economic reality. This free, live webinar will present a step-by-step approach to manage risks, create contingency plans and equip your business with a strategic vision that takes into account the changed landscape.

 

BDC Advisory Services experts will discuss the best practices to adapt your business to the current business environment. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce will share insights into its survey on Canadian business conditions as a result of the pandemic.

 

You’ll discover:

  • How economic conditions have changed for Canadian businesses
  • How to develop a clear strategic direction for your business
  • Tools to evaluate your current strategic situation and develop a way forward
  • Stories of entrepreneurs who have successfully transformed their companies

 

Register Here

 

Build Your Online Presence, With Facebook

Join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to build your business's online presence with a Facebook Business Page and find out about the free Facebook tools to jumpstart your business online. We'll cover everything from building your Facebook business page to communicating with your customers and managing and measuring your page. 

 

Register Here

 

Getting Creative With Your Mobile Phone, With Facebook

Join us on June 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to plan and create content using your mobile phone. We'll share tools, tips and creative apps that can help you create high quality content for your customers and followers.

 

Register Here

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