As our communities slowly re-open from the pandemic lockdown, businesses face unprecedented challenges in navigating a path back to prosperity. There is no “playbook” on best practices, consumer patterns have changed, and each industry sector faces unique requirements. The solution?   YRBiz “Road Map to Recovery” Business Series — a free online series of workshops, resources and networks for local businesses to quickly access the most current information, insights and tips to get their businesses back to profitability.

The Vaughan Chamber has partnered with the Newmarket Chamber and the Regional Municipality of York, with support from the York Region Business Coalition, to launch the first phase of the Road Map to Recovery Business series which will run from July to October. The sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom and will feature practical strategies that participants can apply to their own businesses.  The series is free of charge and offers speakers, workshops, worksheets and Q&As with experts from a variety of fields. It is designed to be responsive, with content being guided by suggestions directly from local businesses.

Read the full press release here.

Upcoming Events

Harnessing Digital Technologies to Grow Your Business

Thursday, October 29 from 12:00-1:00pm on Zoom

Now is the time to make sure your business is using digital technologies to keep your doors open, and to keep your revenues flowing.  The rules of the game have changed – consumers have changed what and how they buy, and there are new expectations for every kind of business.  Hear about the successful Digital Main Street Program and how this free resource can help you survive and thrive through the impacts of the pandemic.  Be inspired by great ideas that some small businesses are using to stay a step ahead.  Learn about best practices from an expert in digital tactics for small businesses.  This is a session you won’t want to miss!

Past Events

  • Tapping Into Changing Consumer Patterns  –  Click Here
  • Small Business Strategies for Implementing the Mandatory Mask Requirement   Click Here
  • Configuring Your Offices for New Health and Safety GuidelinesClick Here
  • HR & Employment Law – Click Here

Save the Date – Upcoming YRBiz Discussions

November 5th, BDC Presentation –   The Response:  How Entrepreneurs Are Adapting to the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led to one of the largest economic crises in history. BDC surveyed 1,000 entrepreneurs and 2,000 consumers in Canada to better understand how this crisis is changing the habits of Canadians and what the country’s entrepreneurs are doing to adapt and position themselves in this new context.

November 12th, A Celebration of York Region Small Businesses Thriving Through Innovation

This session with spotlight a number of York-region based companies that have successfully pivoted their business model and launched innovative new products into the market. Come celebrate the ingenuity and creativity that resides here in York Region!