Welcome to the May edition of CanadianSME. While we’re only five months within the year 2020, it feels like much longer with the current situation our world is in. To say that COVID-19 has had an impact on the small business industry would be an understatement. Many small businesses have been forced to shut down due to social distancing and while some businesses are still able to operate, job cuts have impacted and have therefore significantly decreased profits.
We, at CanadianSME, understand the need for providing resources to Canadian small businesses has never been greater. Our goal has always been clear: contributing to the success of small and medium sized businesses in Canada. Because we understand just how much the SME industry contributes to Canada’s economy, we’ve made it our mission to help them succeed. With this challenging time, we hope to reduce some of the impacts that COVID-19 has had on Canadian small businesses.
With that in mind, we’ve included in our May issue, articles and interviews from some of Canada’s top leaders to see what they have to say about COVID-19 and how they believe entrepreneurs can still manage a successful business by following their guidelines and tips.
Among our top interviews we have Chief Marketing Officer at Danby Appliances and ShipperBee, Jim Estill, President, CEO and Chair of the Canadian Federal Independent Business, Dan Kelly, Rhiannon Rosalind who’s the CEO of The Economic Club of Canada, founder of Impetus Digital Natalie Yeadon, Jackie King who is the COO at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Stephen Dekuyper from Beniplus and founder of Goodfood, Jonathan Ferrari.
Each of these leaders talks about COVID-19 and their expert advice for SME owners to help them through this challenging time. Additionally, we also have resourceful articles in this issue such as A Strategy Every Industry Leader Must Have, by Mostafa Sayyadi.
We hope you find this month’s issue resourceful during this challenging time. Once again, we thank you for your support and happy reading!