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Member Update from Steven Ibbotson

As we enter week 9 of the COVID-19 crisis, several provinces have taken small steps that mark the beginning of recovery and re-opening the economy. That's a glimpse of good news for the small businesses and agricultural producers that have been hit so devastatingly hard by this outbreak. While a return to normal may be months into the future, businesses and consumers are starting to adapt to a new normal that integrates proper health and safety practices with the realities and practicalities of day to day living.

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How to access credit for farmers and agri-businesses

If you’re a farmer or agricultural producer, cash flow disruptions can have long-lasting consequences due to the time-sensitive nature of your business cycle. It’s more important than ever for you to have flexible options for credit. Find out what’s available to you during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator

Download FBC's free Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy calculator. Our calculator can help you determine your eligibility, calculate the amounts available to you, show you how to apply the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy and navigate you through the application process.

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How to sell during turbulent times

The old ways of selling may not work during crisis times. Here are some other ways to attract and keep customers.

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

A new federal program will provide forgivable loans to commercial property owners if they cut their small business tenant’s monthly rent by at least 75% in April, May and June. Find out more about the program.

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Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment

The Saskatchewan government announced a one-time emergency payment for small and medium-sized businesses. Find out if you qualify.

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How to get paid during a pandemic

How can you manage your receivables when money is tight for everyone? Here are five ideas.

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How to price your products in a pandemic

In today’s environment, you must develop pricing that will retain customers, but also be cognizant of their changing financial situations. So how do you approach pricing in a pandemic? We asked business experts for their top strategies.

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Your guide to supporting remote employees

Many Canadian companies had employees working remotely before the Covid-19 outbreak. Their experience can save you time and frustration as you move your business to remote operations during a crisis. Find out what remote-work tools and policies you can apply to your own business.

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How to manage payroll in a crisis

From better managing cash flows to taking out loans, here are some ideas to keep staff paid.

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