City launches Richmond Business Resilience Program
09 June 2020
The City of Richmond is launching a Richmond Business Resilience Program to help local businesses recover from closures and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare to emerge from the crisis thriving.
Beginning Wednesday, June 10, Richmond-based businesses will be able to access the free educational program through an online learning platform delivered by the City’s Economic Development office and powered by Spring Activator, a leading global incubator and accelerator empowering entrepreneurs to build better businesses.
The program provides businesses with tools and resources including videos, templates and worksheets that can be accessed at the user’s own pace anytime over the next twelve months. It is designed to take an entrepreneur through the process of assessing their current situation, developing new plans and taking simple and achievable steps to strengthen their business. Users of the Richmond Business Resilience Program will also gain access to an online community of local entrepreneurs sharing best practices and ideas.
“The Richmond Business Resilience Program builds on a number of City initiatives that are helping local businesses as they transition into recovery during this very difficult and uncertain time,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “By providing resources that are specifically tailored to the Richmond community, we are ensuring our businesses have the proper framework necessary to overcome the pandemic.”
Some of the additional actions taken by the City to support businesses throughout the COVID 19 crisis include establishing a Business Support Centre, connecting displaced workers with available jobs, creating an expedited temporary patio program and launching the WeAreRichmondBC.ca community hub in partnership with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Richmond.
Businesses can register for the Richmond Business Resilience Program online at www.businessinrichmond.ca/resilience.
For more information on the City of Richmond’s response to COVID-19, visit richmond.ca/covid19.