Resources for Businesses
Many programs, services, and resources have been developed by all levels of government to support businesses and industry as they navigate the challenging environment of COVID-19.
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Richmond Business Resilience Program
The City of Richmond has launched a Business Resilience Program to help local entrepreneurs recover from the impacts of COVID-19, and adapt their businesses so they can emerge from the crisis thriving and able to withstand future economic shocks. Sign up for free here to access online training and one-on-one support.
Temporary Outdoor Patio Application
The City of Richmond has introduced an expedited patio application process to assist businesses seeking to recover from closures and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Expedited Temporary Outdoor Patio program will allow restaurants, cafes, and pubs to quickly expand outdoor seating, either by using private property, parking lots, or approved space on City sidewalks. There is no cost to apply. The guidelines and application form are available by contacting the Business Support Centre at 604.276.4114 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the City's website here.
Government Procurement Opportunities
Learn how your business can supply or manufacture essential goods and services to help the government combat the coronavirus. There is support available for companies seeking to re-tool or pivot their existing operations in order to respond to these opportunities.
Learn more about all the resources available to you.