Our CEO in the latest issue of jewellery business magazine talking, jewellery trends, retail and ChatGPT.
Please check out our CEO in the latest issue of jewellery business magazine talking, jewellery trends, retail and ChatGPT. Turn to page 30. Click here to see article
Our CEO was interviewed about the CEBA Loan repayments and the impact this will have on SME's. She discusses some of the challenges that SME's have struggled with during and post pandemic: including commercial rent, the lack of in person traffic and becoming a digital company. She is at the 16:30-22:30 mark, but the segment starts at 9:30-22:30. https://www.cjru.ca/news/toronto-businesses-struggling-to-pay-back-ceba-loan/
Our CEO, Anita Agrawal, spoke to the CBC Current program last week. In it she talked about how "30,000 small businesses have signed several petitions organized by various business associations. SME’s represent 68% of workers in Canada, while $40-60k does not sound like a lot for large corporations- it’s literally a make it or break it scenario for businesses who have under 20 team members." https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/16001070-ceba-repayment-deadline-looms-small-businesses?share=true
Ottawa should forgive a greater portion of pandemic loans because businesses owned by women and marginalized groups are more likely to struggle to repay the loans, a coalition of business groups says. The federal government launched the Canada Emergency Business Account in the early days of the pandemic and extended interest-free loans of either $40,000 or $60,000 to almost 900,000 businesses, a total of $49-billion. As of March 31, only about one in five had been repaid. Businesses that repay their loans by Dec. 31 will have either $10,000 or $20,000 forgiven, depending on the size of the loan. As...
Our CEO, Anita Agrawal, was recently interviewed for "Trickle Up Design" Podcast, with Associate Professor, Sarah Tranum of OCAD University. In this podcase Anita talks about the importance of commercial rent protections for Small businesses. Click here to listen:https://www.trickleupdesign.com/podcast/episode-5-supporting-main-street