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Using YouTube To Grow Your Business – Juuga Marketing


  Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services. Date and Time Monday, May 25, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT About this Event Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives […]

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WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Webinar


Could you or an employee benefit from assistive technology to overcome a functional barrier at work? If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home and you need assistive technology or supports to help you overcome a disability or chronic pain, we’ve got you covered. Funding is available now for supports such as: assistive technology, ergonomics, […]

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Small Businesses Pivoting in Times of Crisis: Hemlock Printers on Managing a Difficult Situation


In a series focused on small business resilience McGill University and the National Film Board are producing videos called GoPivot that highlight the resilience of small businesses in our community. Featured in this video is Richard Kouwenhoven, President and COO of Hemlock Printers Ltd.   When COVID-19 hit Canada’s shores, Hemlock cut their capacity in half. […]

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Planning for recovery: How to restart your business in the wake of COVID-19


The Canadian economy is gradually reopening after a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to plan how your business will restart, adapting your operations to meet demand, ensuring your supply chains and managing your financial circumstances. You will also need to put best practices in place to ensure the safety of your […]

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Burnaby’s Steamworks Brewery Decontaminating Masks for Frontline Workers


Burnaby’s Steamworks Brewery has repurposed its pasteurizer to help sanitize N95 masks for frontline workers. Steamworks Brewery CEO Eli Gershkovitch is offering the Steamworks pasteurizer to any accredited hospital or health authority in British Columbia and in neighbouring Washington State that is facing a shortage of N95 masks, at no cost. Read the full story from the […]

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Tailor to Celebrities Uses Inventory to Make Masks for Frontline Workers


  BBOT member Seville Tailors was forced to close his business during the COVID19 crisis. When a longtime employee came to owner Pat Cocco with a proposal to help make masks for frontline workers, Cocco didn’t hesitate. “I have the equipment, the shop is here, the facilities are here, so why not?” Cocco said. Recently […]

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Do You Have Personal Protective Equipment to Donate?


BBOT member, MetroTown Floors + Interiors is hosting a donation drive for our frontline workers. Our healthcare workers urgently need PPE to fight COVID-19. If you have exam gloves, eye protection, surgical masks, hand sanitizers, protective aprons or N95 makes please consider making donation. Date: Saturday May 9th Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm MetroTown Floors […]

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BCIT Alumni Turns Hobby into Support for Frontline Healthcare Workers


  BCIT Mechanical Engineering alumnus Jamie Haakons and Interior Design alumna Keisha Go are giving back to the community by using their eight 3D printers to print out thousands of face shields and ear savers as free personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. To date, Keisha and Jamie have created and delivered 6,500 personal protective equipment. It started as […]

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How To Market Your Business In A Recession


  Is a recession looming? Will buyer behaviour change? And to what extent? Should you stop marketing and advertising during a crisis? This webinar will lay it all out for you and give you some concrete ideas to grow your brand and increase your online presence… all in a slower economy. You will learn: 1. […]

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SFU named #1 in global university ranking for impact on sustainable cities and communities


Simon Fraser University ranks number one globally for its impact on sustainable cities and communities, and is among the world’s top 10 universities for its commitment to tackling climate change, according to Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 University Impact Rankings. The rankings measure global universities’ social and economic contributions toward meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development […]

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