• SSCC Business Update and Toolkit

  • For the most up to date information on COVID-19 in our area check the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit webpage for more information. 

    Chamber member businesses and their employees are encouraged to connect with us, call 519-389-1881. 

    There is strength in numbers, and we are in this together. 

     

  • Town of Saugeen Shores - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Town of Saugeen Shores - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    The Town of Saugeen Shores encourages all residents to visit www.SaugeenShores.ca/COVID-19 for accurate information and resources from our community.

    The Town of Saugeen Shores has also put together some helpful information for local businesses! Visit www.saugeenshores.ca/en/invest-and-plan/saugeen-shores-strong for details and use #SaugeenShoresStrong when you’re updating the public on availability, new practices, and any closures.

    Businesses can also contact:

    Economic Development Officer,
    Heather Hyde 
    heather.hyde@saugeenshores.ca
    519-832-2008 Ext. 106

    Town of Saugeen Shores Issues State of Emergency March 24
    Watch the Mayor's announcement here.
    Read more about what this declaration means for our municipality here.

     

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

    Businesses must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, & resources to protect public health & ensure continued essential operations.

    The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Chamber of Commerce & Hicks Morley have created a #COVID19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit to support Ontario businesses.

    Access the toolkit here: http://bit.ly/3a0A3cs

  • Bruce County Resources Bruce County Resources

    A message to our Bruce County business community.

    These are difficult times and we hope you, your family, your friends, and your staff are safe and well.

    We want you to know Bruce County has the health and safety of all residents at top of mind, but we are also concerned for the challenges you are facing.

    Information is changing rapidly. New benefits, resources, tools, and information is coming in and we’re all learning and trying to keep up.

    You don’t have to do this alone.

    We’re continuing to offer free business consultations - just not in person. Please reach out to us at 1-800-268-3838 or info@businesstobruce.com and we’ll set up a phone call, video or chat, and/or send you the information you need.

    Also, if you are a business that is able to supply surplus products and/or services in support of Canada’s response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please complete this Public Works and Government Services Canada Submission form.

    Stay safe, stay well, and don’t hesitate to reach out.

     

    The Bruce County Economic Development Team

  • Support for Individuals & Businesses Support for Individuals & Businesses

     

    The following is an information received from Anne Corriveau, Client and Partner Relations Officer, Canada Small Business Financing Program Innovation, Science and Economic Development / Government of Canada.

    Link to the Canada Small Business Financing Program:

    ENGLISH

    The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.  Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment. Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download their PDF pamphlet or click here to find a lender near you.

    FRANCAIS
    Le Programme de financement des petites entreprises du Canada aide les petites entreprises à obtenir des prêts auprès d'institutions financières en partageant les risques avec les prêteurs. Un emprunteur peut obtenir jusqu'à 1 million de dollar dont un montant maximum de 350 000 $ peut être utilisé pour des améliorations locatives, pour l'amélioration de biens locatifs et pour l'achat ou l'amélioration de matériel neuf ou usagé. Les institutions financières offrent le programme et sont entièrement responsables de l'approbation du prêt. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez télécharger leur dépliant ou cliquez ici pour trouver un prêteur près de chez vous.

    Link to the Govt of Canada Business Benefits Finder:

    ENGLISH
    The Government of Canada has introduced many COVID-19 supports to help businesses weather the storm. To get a tailored list of the ones that fit your business situation or to discover other federal, provincial and territorial programs and services designed to help Canadian businesses grow, try the interactive business benefits finder. You can also sign up for the notification feature to receive emails when there are changes to your favourite programs, when application deadlines are approaching, or when a new program that meets your needs is introduced.

    FRANCAIS
    Le gouvernement du Canada a mis en place plusieurs mesures de soutien en réponse à l'éclosion de la COVID-19 pour aider les entreprises durant cette période difficile. Pour obtenir une liste personnalisée des mécanismes de soutien qui répondent aux besoins de votre entreprise ou pour découvrir d’autres programmes et services fédéraux, provinciaux et territoriaux visant à aider les entreprises canadiennes à prendre de l’expansion, essayez l’outil interactif de recherche de soutien pour les entreprises. Vous pouvez également vous inscrire aux avis pour être notifié dès qu’une modification est apportée aux programmes qui vous conviennent, que la date limite pour faire une demande approche ou qu’un nouveau programme répondant à vos besoins est lancé.

    Link to the Overview of Federal Government Services for Small Business

    ENGLISH
    Get tools and information on what to consider before starting a business. Get information to help you identify opportunities to grow your business. Learn how to fuel your R&D and innovation projects through government grants, contributions and loans, as well as private sector financing. Learn about programs and services available in your region to help your business succeed.  Find out more about the municipal, provincial, territorial and federal permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.  Learn how to handle day-to-day operations, including budgeting, marketing and payroll deductions and more. Overview of federal government Services for Small Business

    FRANÇAIS

    Obtenez des outils ainsi que des renseignements sur ce qu'il faut savoir avant de lancer une entreprise. Renseignez-vous avant d'entreprendre l'expansion de votre entreprise.  Découvrez comment donner un élan à vos projets de recherche-développement et d'innovation grâce aux subventions, contributions et prêts gouvernementaux, ainsi qu'au financement privé.  Renseignez-vous sur les programmes et les services offerts dans votre région qui pourraient aider votre entreprise à réussir. Renseignez-vous sur les permis, les licences et les règlements municipaux, provinciaux, territoriaux et fédéraux qui s'appliquent à votre entreprise. Apprenez à gérer vos activités courantes, à préparer un budget, à mener des activités de marketing et à appliquer les retenues sur salaire et plus. Aperçu des services fédéraux pour les petites entreprises

     

  • Mental Health Resources for Businesses & Individuals Mental Health Resources for Businesses & Individuals

    Anyone in our area can call 211 Ontario for free anytime for information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario, call 211 or 1-877-330-3213. Live web chat is also available.

    In Crisis?  Call the Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey Bruce at 1-877-470-5200. This line is staffed by trained volunteers, and is available to help serve people in distress or crisis. Staff are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

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