Get tips and resources to help you reopen, operate safely, and market your business.
As we move through the four phases of the BC Restart Plan, the "new normal" brings new challenges in the following three areas in particular. We'll add more articles over the coming weeks and months, so check back often. Don't forget to check out Small Business BC's PPE Marketplace, where we connect businesses with suppliers of non-medical PPE.
Operational Health & Safety
Protecting Against COVID-19 Scams
The pandemic has seen an increase in scams targeting businesses. Here are scams to look out for, along with ways to protect yourself and your business.
PPE and Your COVID-19 Safety Plan
Learn more about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and whether or not your business should use it.
Rearranging Your Workplace For a Safe Reopening
A quick guide to rearranging your office, store, or other workplace for a safe reopening.
Cost-Saving Strategies For Reopening
Here are a few ways to save some money and boost your efforts to stay cash flow positive when you reopen.
Alternatives to Government Funding for Small Businesses
A list of community resources, private grants, and other non-governmental supports that could provide some much-needed financial help.
Business Opportunities During the "New Normal"
Some opportunities worth exploring in the short-term, and in anticipation of a longer-lasting “new normal.”
Marketing & Communications
Earning the Trust of Customers
Tips for demonstrating to customers it is safe to do business with you.
Free Ways to Promote Your Business Online
Learn the different ways to market your business online.
Brand Marketing Through the Pandemic
Ensure you strike the right tone in your messaging during COVID-19.
How to Develop a Communications Strategy for Reopening
Learn best practices for informing customers you're open and safe.
How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website
Pointers on boosting your Search Engine Optimization efforts.
Webinars and Workshops
Whether your business is getting ready to reopen, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, you don’t need to face these challenges alone. Small Business BC is here to help. We’ve got the tools and resources you need to weather these unprecedented times, and maybe even identify some potential areas for growth.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Webinars
Sign up for Small Business BC webinars on HR, health and safety, and other operational topics.
Restart Planning and Strategy Webinars
Sign up for Small Business BC webinars on goal-setting, market research, and other restart planning topics.
Restart Marketing Planning and Communications Webinars
Sign up for Small Business BC webinars on digital marketing, branding, and other restart marketing topics.