Theresa Ransom, owner of Kala & Lime, a gift boutique shop in Calgary. Photo courtesy of Ransom.

5 Canadian businesses on how they pivoted to online platforms

As provincial lockdowns and stay-at-home orders continue to keep many non-essential businesses closed, more and more shops are pivoting to online platforms. The rise of e-commerce is nothing new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how crucial it is in order for small businesses to survive. READ MORE: Canada on track for record…

Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

A website meant to help local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to keep up with demand. Goodlocal.ca, run by Winnipeg restaurateur and businessman Obby Khan, had to press pause to be reconfigured to deal with an avalanche of traffic. “There’s been a massive paradigm shift in the way people are thinking…

‘Construction Dollars Program’ set to support core-area businesses: City of London

‘Construction Dollars Program’ set to support core-area businesses: City of London

The City of London has launched a “Core Area Construction Dollars Program” to thank customers for supporting businesses Downtown and in Old East Village. Londoners visiting Downtown and Old East have the chance to receive Construction Dollars. The dollars are in coupon amounts of $5, $10 and $20, and can be received through customer…