The Rural Edge: Protecting Your Business From Cyber Security Threats

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Did you know there are more than one million cyber attacks in Canada every day? It’s believed that more than 95% of data breaches are due to human error, while 60% of small businesses victimized by a cyber attack permanently close within six months. These facts, among many others, are why you should educate yourself […]

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in Middlesex County

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Are you a supporter of our annual International Women’s Day Luncheon & Symposium? Perhaps you are a female entrepreneur or an advocate for women pursuing careers in business? In any case, the Women’s Caucus of Council in Middlesex County is hosting a webinar that we think you would like to attend! Join the Zoom discussion […]

The Rural Edge: Transforming and Optimizing Your Business’ Online Presence

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As small businesses continue dealing with the effects of COVID-19, some sectors are pivoting their business models to adapt. Among those primarily impacted are downtown and main street businesses, which have relied on their physical locations. With tighter restrictions on public gatherings, main street businesses must diversify to offset this reduced foot traffic. Digital Main […]

The Rural Edge: Securing Government and Grant Funds for Your Business

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One of the biggest hurdles in growing or expanding one’s business is obtaining the funds to do so. Most entrepreneurs and small business owners tend to seek loans and lines of credit in funding their operations, but these aren’t the only options. Many businesses are completely unaware of the government and grant funds available for […]

Small Business Centre: Starting A Small Business

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Starting a business and want to make sure you're on track? Wondering how to bring your business to life? Learn start-up steps & resources!

The Rural Edge: Applying to the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

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Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it became clear that businesses and entrepreneurs would require financial assistance. The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) launched in May 2020 to provide liquidity support to businesses and not-for-profit organizations affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Its eligible applicants are businesses and not-for-profits unable to access other […]

Ask the Expert: Human Resources for Small Business Owners

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As an employer, your human resources (HR) management often determines the success of your business. With ever-changing labour laws and a diverse, multi-generational workforce today, employers must remain in tune with the current times. The COVID-19 pandemic has also created a new set of challenges for employers in both the short- and long-term. Keeping your […]