We reached out to small businesses to hear their stories on how receiving a $10,000 grant from the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund would impact their business. This is Cara Hazelton’s story:
Precision Pilates in Fredericton, New Brunswick was significantly impacted by COVID-19, given they were unable to do in-studio sessions. This resulted in lost clients and laid-off staff. Cara responded by shifting her business to an online model.
Now, as the economy slowly begins to reopen, she explains that $10,000 would allow her to buy equipment to modify her studio to respect physical distancing. She also would like to give her staff an hourly wage increase, to offset the fact that they are working fewer hours.
Thank you Cara for your submission and good luck!
About the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund
Do you know a small business that would benefit from a $10,000 grant? Applications are now open until June 12, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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.