A series of complimentary services are now available as part of Small Business BC’s efforts to help entrepreneurs get Back to Business as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Thanks to a partnership with the Government of British Columbia, Small Business BC is offering the following services to help support B.C. businesses as the economy restarts:
To help entrepreneurs access the supplies they need to operate safely, the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness has partnered with Small Business BC to establish an online non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Marketplace.
“As businesses begin to reopen, employees and customers need to know that they are in a safe environment,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. “This new initiative will help businesses access the necessary supplies to reopen safely, successfully and with confidence.”
The marketplace is a searchable directory that can be used by businesses to easily locate a supplier with the necessary non-medical PPE to help them operate their business safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. All suppliers interested in being listed as a vendor in the non-medical PPE Marketplace can submit a request to be part of the marketplace.
“Small Business BC’s team has been there since day one of the pandemic, guiding the small business community through these unprecedented times with information, tools and resources. Now that the time has come to reopen, we want the health and safety of business owners, employees and customers to remain the number one priority,” says Tom Conway, CEO of Small Business BC.
To find a PPE vendor or to be listed as a vendor in the marketplace, visit: marketplace.smallbusinessbc.ca/ppe
B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service + other resources
Delivered by Small Business BC in partnership with the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada, the B.C. COVID-19 Support Service provides information to B.C. entrepreneurs about supports available to them during COVID-19. This includes resources needed to help with restarting and safe operations during the pandemic.
As part of the Back to Business series, Small Business BC has created a series of educational webinars, articles, and resources to help support small businesses safely reopen their business. Content ranges from how to effectively communicate your health and safety plan, to earning back the trust of your customers.
About Small Business BC:
Small Business BC is here to help British Columbia's entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services and easy-to-use free tools. For anyone who's a business owner, or thinking of starting a new business, we’re here to help.
For more information on the Back to Business series, including the resources area, visit: https://smallbusinessbc.ca/restarting-your-business
For more information on Small Business BC’s regular services, such as educational webinars, access to expert business advisors, and more small business resources, visit https://smallbusinessbc.ca
For more information on the B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service, visit: https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca