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June 2020 Issue
This Month at BEDC / The Highlights
Understanding BEDC’s Covid-19 Business Continuity & Sustainability Funding Programme
This Business Sustainability & Continuity Funding Programme is one of BEDC’s key business financing tools created in response to the significant impact of Covid-19 on Bermuda’s local small and medium-sized businesses. We have prepared an explanation video to help you better understand the requirements.
Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Pivoting to Do Business Online
BEDC's Jamillah Lodge led a virtual lunch and learn to help business owners understand how to pivot to do business online. The webinar included a panel discussion, where Danielle Paynter of the NAB App, Kamilah Cannonier of Sweet SAK Bakery, and Kelsea Williams of NovelTea talked about their experiences running an online business. Jamillah was also joined by Peter Fawn from Butterfield Bank provided insight on what is required to sign up for a merchant account.
Pivot to Profit Webinar: An EEZ Outreach Panel Discussion
BEDC's MSME Team led a virtual panel discussion alongside entrepreneurs from each of our economic empowerment zones (EEZ's) to help business owners understand how to pivot to profit. The webinar focused on how businesses can benefit from being in the EEZ's, the support available to them, and how thinking outside of the box can help them be successful at this challenging economic time.
BEDC Celebrated MSME Day with a Shop, Share, Support Campaign
On Saturday, June 27th BEDC Celebrated International MSME Day for the first time with great success! Our Shop, Share & Support campaign encouraged the public to shop local and support their favorite businesses in hopes of winning $500 for themselves and $500 for the business they chose to shop, share and support. BEDC also partnered with the NAB App to run an instagram live campaign that saw each of our MSME officers and Danielle from NAB, visit businesses across the island to give viewers an insider look at business.
Things You
Should Know
BEDC Covid-19 Business Support Page
We encourage you to browse the BEDC Covid-19 Business Support Page on BEDC's website. Here you will find documents, applications, articles & resources that may assist you at this challenging time.
Entrepreneur Article
How the Coronavirus Has Changed the Future of Work

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It only took a couple of months for the coronavirus to completely change the world as we knew it. But, if you're patiently waiting for things to return to normal, I have some bad news ...

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COVID-19 SME Aid: Applications & Forms
All documents that are required to complete your application for the Covid-19 Micro-Loan & Grant, Loan Guarantee and Overdraft Guarantee Programme can be found on the BEDC Covid-19 Business Support Page.
BEDC Product Brochure
BEDC offers a wide range of products to support Bermuda's entrepreneurs. Our products support the organisation’s key objective to assist the Government in encouraging economic growth for Bermuda’s local small and medium sized businesses.
BEDC Small Business Tool Box
The BEDC Small Business Tool Kit is a great source of information, applications, and resources needed throughout the entrepreneurial journey.
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Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events
Money Talk with Dreyah
Join Ondreyah Rochester for Money Talk - live one on one chats with local small business owners as they share their experiences running a business during Covid-19.

Live shows take place on Instagram every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:00pm.

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Webinar: Government Relief Information Session
Abacus would like to invite you to join their FREE information webinar where they will provide updates on the various Government relief measures and considerations for business recovery.  They will be sharing information gathered to date from the Bermuda Government.
Coldwell Banker Realty May Newsletter:
How to Find Opportunities in Our Challenging Commercial Market
As the world continues to evolve into the new norm the commercial market has been presented with a variety of new challenges. As an agent who is specifically dedicated to our commercial market I welcome the opportunity to assist my customers and clients who may be navigating new challenges and exploring new opportunities. The recent impact to our economy provides...
Covid-19 Tips & Support Articles
MSME Day 2020: 10 Local Businesses We're Getting to Know ...

On Saturday, June 27th, the world will be celebrating International Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Day ("MSME") to raise public awareness of the contribution these businesses make to the backbone of all ...

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Rethink Social Media Marketing

As a small business owner you may be putting pressure on yourself to post more often, to more social media platforms so you can reach a wider audience. We get it. You don't have a marketing team - that's you! You're squeezing it in with the...

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How the Crisis is Changing Consumer Behavior, and How...

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Some changes in consumer behavior during the current crisis are fairly obvious. For instance, more people had to switch to working from home. Companies with digital tools and...

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3 Energy-Draining Habits That Undermine Your Health and...

5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. At no point in history has it been easier to become a millionaire or get a six-pack (of abs). We live in the golden age of information where anything you want to learn is a ...

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How Retail Companies Are Adapting to Improve...

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. From grocers to clothing stores and big-box retailers, there have been dramatic changes to the retail experience over the past several months. Retail sales plunged an astounding 16.4...

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