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 affect their business. This is Mike and Vanessa Duncan’s story:
Rogue Coffee Co. is a small business in Saint John, New Brunswick. Owners Mike and Vanessa Duncan are proud to serve their community, and have been proud of their intimate location. With COVID-19 rules in place however, the small space is now proving to be a challenge.
Since the pandemic hit, they have pivoted their business to an online store that offers free delivery to their customers. They are also working to make changes to accommodate more outdoor seating. They would use a $10,000 grant to help them implement the changes necessary to continue to serve their community.
Thank you Vanessa and Mike 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.