The best way to support businesses in Yeg is to shop local. Shopping local supports businesses as it keeps money within Edmonton. It keeps employment within the city. We are in this together, prospering together and rising together.
Businesses are opening up and they need you to help them stay in business. In the first episode of The Yeg Show, three small businesses talked about the challenges and the promise of their businesses. Mary Kay’s Mather Fox, Angela Iweka’s Tantalizers African Express and Mr Dickson Maiden from World Financial Group. Mather is looking to recruit ten independent consultants, Tantalizers could use more traffic to help keep her going. Have a listen here! If you know any businesses needed a boost, please have them email us: email@example.com.
Edmonton businesses struggling to keep their doors open can apply for grants from the City of Edmonton starting Wednesday 10th June 2020. The city will begin to accept applications to its economic recovery program. They will award businesses up to $5,000 in its first stage. The City of Edmonton plans to award 900 grants in its first stage at a cost of $1.6 million. The money may be used amongst other things to transition to a virtual workforce or e-commerce platforms. This according to an article by the CBC. The second phase of the recovery program starts Jan 1 and ends in December 2021.