The B.C. Business Covid-19 Support Service has served more than 4,200 businesses through phone, chat and email since its launch in April and has had more than 200,000 visits to its Covid-19 web page.
The support service helps businesses navigate the supports and services offered by the provincial and federal governments, and industry and community partners, during the pandemic. It is operated by Small Business BC (SBBC), a not-for-profit organization that delivers a variety of services to B.C. businesses through financial support from the provincial and federal governments.
In addition to the support service, SBBC continues to offer numerous other free and low-cost resources to help businesses succeed, including webinars and customized business advice, and the recently launched online non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Marketplace.
The new online PPE directory has been put in place to help businesses find vendors who supply non-medical products, like hand sanitizer, masks and face shields. This further supports B.C.’s restart plan by creating safe workspaces for employees and helping customers return with confidence, knowing that the businesses they are visiting are taking the required precautions.
B.C. Business Covid-19 Support Service advisors are available Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 833 254-4357. Inquiries can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or raised on the live-chat feature at https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca
For more information on the PPE Marketplace, visit: marketplace.smallbusinessbc.ca/ppe