We asked Paul Bowman, owner of Bowman’s Pharmasave in New Brunswick, how $10,000 would help his business during this unprecedented time.
As an essential service, his pharmacy has been open throughout the course of the pandemic – yet this hasn’t been without its own set of challenges. He’s had to look at new ways of operating, including doing more deliveries, curb-side pickup and making sure to communicate regularly with clients and customers to ensure they’re doing well.
He would use the extra cash to help supply other businesses with free PPE as they reopen, hire extra staff and, of course, get a much-needed haircut.
Thank you to Paul Bowman, owner of Bowman’s Pharmasave in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, for taking the time to share how $10,000 would help his business remain resilient throughout the pandemic.
Do you know a small business that would benefit from a $10,000 grant? Applications are now open on the CBRN website until June 12, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
About the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund
The Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund will provide 62 grants, each worth $10,000, to Canadian businesses to help their recovery efforts during these unprecedented times. These grants are made possible through the generosity of Salesforce (NYSE:CRM).
The successful applicants will be announced in late June 2020, with the funds being transferred to the successful applicants shortly thereafter.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Chamber’s mission is to help as many businesses as possible stay afloat and remain open. Small business owners put everything they have into their businesses, and these grants will help give a little bit back to them. Good people coming together is how Canadians have managed this crisis, and the Canadian Chamber and Salesforce are following their lead, one business at a time.