As Canada Day approaches and things seem to be slowly opening up again, it’s a good time to take stock and think about where you are headed. Over the last year and a half, small business owners have faced numerous challenges. Most have had to change or modify the way they do business and stress levels have been pushed to the limit. However, there is good news on the horizon. As we slowly open up again and hopefully leave Covid closures behind us, it’s time to assess what we’ve learned and move forward.
One of the good things that has come out of Covid is that small business owners have shown great creativity as they have dealt with closures and restrictions. Awareness surrounding the importance of cleaning and sanitizing both at work and at home has also risen and working from home has in many cases been shown to be very effective.
The world of business and commerce will not be the same going forward as it was pre-pandemic. Ways in which consumers purchase goods and services has shifted and at least some of it will most likely continue. This brings exciting opportunities for small business owners. By examining the changes that have taken place, new business ideas can be created and grow.
Small business owners have never been in a better position to promote buying local than at this point in time. Consumers have watched businesses struggle and have learned that supporting local business truly is supporting their community. This is good news. This is how small business can make a huge comeback.
The pandemic taught us that being isolated is something we really don’t want. Human contact and interaction is imperative for our mental health. We’ve learned that working together beats working as one; that coming together for a common good has tremendous power. These are the lessons we will take with us as we plan for the future of small business.
In keeping with these ideals, The Small Business Centre is changing the way it does business as well. We are going to be out in the community more, doing onsite visits. We know that small business owners will be focusing on the future and want to be there to help when needed. We are here to be a resource for you and want to be your first call when you have a question or a challenge. We are here to help you build your best business and look forward to seeing you!
Brenda’s passion is seeing people achieve greatness. With a background of over 30 years working in sales and customer service and holding the position of Sales Coordinator for a national company, supporting sales reps from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Brenda has honed her skills as a communicator. As a Wordsmith and small business owner herself, she understands the challenges and triumphs that small businesses face. She is an expert at getting people motivated and believing in themselves. Brenda works both one-on-one with clients as well as in workshops to help them with social media and marketing. She is a public speaker and active member of the community, hosting a variety of events. Brenda’s philosophy is let’s work and rise together!
You can reach out to Brenda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org