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6 Key Google Analytics Metrics Defined

Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that businesses consider their online presence and equip themselves with an understanding of what their website metrics mean and how to leverage them. Google Analytics is a commonly used analytics tool that lets business owners and marketers alike collect website data, gain insights about the website’s health, and derive

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Local Event Company Fighting the Pandemic

Photo credit: Scene Ideas Physical distancing, small social circles, fewer faces and bigger spaces – all things we have heard time and time again during this COVID-19 pandemic. All live events – concerts, conferences, trade shows, weddings – have been cancelled and many businesses have had to close their doors for good. But local live

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Circular Economy Initiatives

  The City of Richmond COVID-19 Business Support Centre provides a centralized, virtual source of accurate and timely information and resources for local businesses who are being impacted by the current pandemic. Get information about support programs and resources for businesses from all levels of government and other agencies Learn about current City of Richmond

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Richmond Business News – November 2020

 Photo: bioLytical Laboratories November’s Business in Richmond monthly e-newsletter covers a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Richmond-based bioLytical Laboratories announces launch of INSTI 1-Minute COVID-19 Antibody Test bioLytical Laboratories announced the release in Europe of a new one-minute antibody test for COVID-19 following the notification of CE approval,

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Should I Be Thinking About Buying an Existing Business During COVID-19?

Sadly, in today’s COVID-19 climate, many small businesses are struggling. As someone who has been thinking about making the journey into small business ownership you are probably wondering if this is the right time to be looking to acquire an existing business for sale. Two of the first questions for many who are considering buying

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Coworking Spaces as the New Hub for Richmond’s Startups, Small Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

Photo credit: En Lab Coworking Space “Decentralization of workforce” and “startup culture” have been popular terms circulating in the past decade, but what do these concepts actually look like in practice? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of large companies around the world to restructure their hierarchical structure and change their office layout. Work-from-home measures

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Steveston Village Temporary Road Changes and Parking Map

Credit: Tourism Richmond The village of Steveston, already one of the Lower Mainland’s most popular destinations, is even more shopper and visitor friendly thanks to changes to make it a safer, more pedestrian accessible location. The City of Richmond has implemented changes to traffic patterns in August that expand the sidewalks and allow more space

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City of Richmond COVID-19 Economic Response & Recovery Report

In addition to ensuring public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting local businesses and economic recovery is a top priority for the City of Richmond. This report outlines some of the actions taken, underway or planned to help mitigate the permanent loss of businesses and jobs in Richmond, and to support economic recovery.

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Business Resilience Program

The City of Richmond has launched a Business Resilience Program to help local entrepreneurs recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and adapt their businesses so they can emerge from the crisis thriving and able to withstand future economic shocks. The program provides businesses with tools and resources from experts including videos, templates and worksheets that

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Richmond-Made PPE and COVID-19 Safety Supplies

With the re-opening of many businesses, PPE and safety supplies are in high demand. Below is a compiled list of Richmond-made medical and personal protective equipment required to combat COVID-19. If you are a Richmond manufacturer or supplier of these products, or you are in the process of retooling to manufacture these crucial products, please

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Business Resilience Program

Help your business thrive in the face of adversity. The City of Richmond Business Resilience Program helps local entrepreneurs recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and adapt their businesses so they can emerge from the crisis thriving and able to withstand future economic shocks. The program provides businesses with tools and resources from experts including

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Alternate Distribution Channels for Local Businesses

The closure of brick and mortar stores resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has forced local businesses to pivot from their everyday ‘business as usual’. This new way of life has led local businesses to find alternate means to distribute their products. Below is a list of options available for your local small business when considering

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Online Business Directories in Metro Vancouver

During a time when all Canadians are being asked to stay at home, many Metro Vancouver businesses have remained open by providing essential services, adapting to e-commerce or by finding a safe way to serve their customers. In order to support these small and medium enterprises, various free online business directories have been created amidst

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COVID-19 Business Support Centre

  The City of Richmond COVID-19 Business Support Centre provides a centralized, virtual source of accurate and timely information and resources for local businesses who are being impacted by the current pandemic. Get information about support programs and resources for businesses from all levels of government and other agencies Learn about current City of Richmond

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Support Local Business

Support Local Business Some local businesses may be temporarily closed or operating under adjusted hours of business. Please call ahead before visiting. Open for Business in Richmond, BC Discover which Richmond businesses are keeping their doors open—in person or online. Let’s continue to offer our support to local businesses who are keeping their doors open

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Richmond Food Recovery Network – Take the #FoodShare Pledge

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite local food businesses with surplus food to join us and take the #foodshare pledge, you’ll be helping those in need of food, at this unprecedented time in history. When you take the pledge, you’ll be able to donate your surplus to over 100 charities and nonprofits, through

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Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force

Co-Chaired by the City of Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie and the Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Fan Chun, the mandate of the Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force (RCCTF) is to provide a forum for Richmond community stakeholders, including all levels of government, to regularly connect during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share relevant information

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COVID-19 Sector Specific Resources

The following resources have been compiled to help businesses prepare for and respond to disruptions due to COVID-19. Please note, this list is not comprehensive and will be updated as more information becomes available. Agriculture Government of Canada announces $50 million to quarantine temporary foreign workers arriving to Canada (Government of Canada) Resources for farmers

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Call for Richmond Manufacturers and Suppliers – Help with Canada’s COVID-19 Response

This page will be updated regularly with key information on how your business can get involved by supplying or manufacturing essential goods and services to help government combat the coronavirus. Richmond-Made PPE and COVID-19 Safety Supplies Many Richmond businesses have quickly pivoted to offer safety products and services related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Others were

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Connecting Displaced Workers with Jobs in Demand

Looking for employment? We know that many workers, especially in the tourism, hospitality, aviation and service industries, have been temporarily displaced in this economic downturn. Below is a collection of job boards and job listings for some local companies that are still hiring amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Please note that this list is not comprehensive

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