IT'S SMALL BUSINESS WEEK!
CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
WITH A FREE E-COMMERCE WEBINAR
E-commerce is growing world-wide-find out if it's an opportunity for your business!
This FREE webinar you will give you an:
  • Overview of Shopify
  • Things to consider before opening an online store
  • pricing and margins
  • packaging
  • promotion
  • Commitment and resources required
  • Integrating e-commerce
  • Things we've learned/case study (Case study includes Irma's own "Simply Bee")

After taking initial "What to Know Before Getting Into E-Commerce" workshop, participants can book into FREE One-on-One Sessions for an E-Commerce Feasibility Assessment
  • Review of current business and products
  • Ideation around e-commerce strategy
  • Next steps (if necessary)
  • Time: 30 minutes per session
  • Open to individuals/businesses within the Town & M.D. of Wainwright.
INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS FINANCING LANDSCAPE:
Thursday October 22nd 12:00-1:30 pm NO COST
 
Looking for financing for your start up or growing business? Curious about what options are out there? Join the Chamber of Commerce for this workshop on everything financing for small business. Learn about the difference between debt and equity, the truth about grants, what funders look for, alternative financing options and more.

RSVP - president.wdchamber@gmail.com or call/text Tracy @ 780-842-8348 for zoom link.
CANADA POST FREE SHIPPING TUESDAYS
IN OCTOBER
Save every Tuesday. 
For Small Business Month, Canada Post is celebrating your business all October-long. Send one free Expedited ParcelTM (up to 5 kg ) within Canada every Tuesday.
INNOVATION RELIEF AND RECOVERY PROGRAM
The Innovation Relief and Recovery Program is designed to provide COVID relief and recovery funding for pre- and post-revenue high potential, high growth, technology or knowledge-based Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000, paid directly to the service provider, to cover eligible expenses charged by the service provider.
ALBERTA FOOD MARKETPLACE
Become a vendor or shop local food products on the new website: albertafoodmarketplace.com
DND IDEAS PROGRAM WEBINAR
Calling all Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers and Businesses!
The next set of challenges and calls for proposals from the Department of National Defence IDEaS funding program is about to launch!
With seven (7) upcoming Competitive Projects with new problem statements to solve, you will want to learn more about this innovation program.
Please join the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Western Region, for an overview of the $1.6B, 20-year program, its elements, success stories, and more.
WEBINAR: Tuesday, October 20th
9-10 am MT

Register here: 
CRA UPDATES
Updates on changes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) services, due dates and programs affected by the pandemic can be found here:

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19
VISIT alberta.ca/COVID19 for up-to-date COVID-19 information
THANK YOU TO OUR SMALL BUSINESSES!!!
While every effort is made to ensure the currency, accuracy and completeness of the information provided, The Town of Wainwright (Wainwright Economic Development) is not liable for any loss, claim or demand arising directly or indirectly from any use or reliance upon the information provided.