With the sun shining and the weather warming up, we are all getting excited for the summer season. Although the year started on a wave of uncertainty, with the increase in vaccine availability and the province highlighting their new framework, it looks like there is hope for those family and friend BBQs by the lake this season.
Benefit Facts Article by Brian Bulger – May 21, 2021
We are living in a time of change and uncertainty and the results can cause significant stress for many people. Quite a number of people, myself included have not been able to keep in personal contact with family members, friends and colleagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to causing feelings of isolation, it has affected productivity at many workplaces and has lead to countless people experiencing depression.
New school policies, a spouse’s lost income and concern for the health of loved ones all pile onto the shoulders of you and employees. Personal and work challenges blur into one mass and can result in increased absences, less productivity and reduced quality of life.
Canva Webinar Recap
On May 27th, the Kawartha Chamber in partnership with Digital Main Street, hosted ‘Canva 101: An Intro for Businesses’ a webinar that aimed to teach Canva in a relevant way to small business owners. Presented by acorn30, a digital marketing agency, the Digital Service Squad uses Canva for creating social media posts, frames for the FAQ Friday Videos, Event graphics, posters, logos and more!
Ten E-commerce Tips for Small Business Owners
No matter what kind of business you have, chances are you could benefit from embracing e-commerce as more than just a temporary accommodation to COVID-19 restrictions. The more that consumers grow used to the convenience of online shopping, the clearer it becomes that e-commerce is here to stay, even after in-person services resume. Whether you are a new business or have been established for many years, e-commerce offers opportunities that will serve your business for years to come. Now could be a good time to invest in not only creating an online presence but optimizing it so that you can grow and nurture your relationship with customers throughout lockdown and beyond. Below are 10 tips to achieve e-commerce success.
Business After Hours – May Hop
Not Your Typical Hop
May 12, 2021 the Kawartha Chamber hosted our first ever Virtual Hop! Although we are not able to visit businesses in-person, we wanted to make the most of our virtual format and ‘visit’ businesses we wouldn’t usually get to! The Zoom platform allowed us to ‘visit’ more locations and let us to see behind the scenes of some great businesses. Participants also got the opportunity to network and connect with businesses in our community. Our 2021/22 Networking events, including this event are sponsored by Herod Financial Services. Read more to learn about this exciting event!