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Below are a series of webinars available to support local businesses through the global COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up to our Business & Economic Development eNews to stay informed of new webinars as they are announced. 

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Pivoting Your Business Towards Success | Mentor Minutes
The City of Surrey partnered with Simon Fraser University to deliver a virtual Pivoting Your Business Towards Success Workshop series in Dec 2020. Instructors Dr. Sarah Lubik and Doug Fast have each provided 90 second Mentor Minute vidoes to provide an overview of this series, along with questions and guidance to inspire your thoughts on keeping your business resilient and identifying new opportunities. 

Simon Fraser University
Dr. Sarah Lubik, Executive Director of the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship and Simon Fraser University's first Director of Entrepreneurship
Doug Fast, Founder and Principal of Dark Water Tek, Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Beedie and the Lead Embeeded Mentor at Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection at SFU

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View Mentor Minute with Doug Fast

How-to Guide for Selling Your Products Online
This webinar is aimed at providing small and medium-sized retail businesses with the opportunity to learn from industry experts about how to sell their products online in order to build resiliency in the mdist of COVID-19 and as we head towards economic recovery. Topics include:

  • Key considerations when moving your business online
  • Online eCommerce platforms
  • Financing options for moving your business online
  • Insights from local Surrey business with online operations

City of Surrey
Lyn Bryan, CEO of Major Tom
Heather Tanaka, Impact Investment Manager at Vancity
Annie Christiaens, Owner of The Heart Cloverdale

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Tools & Resources to Effectively Work from Home and Boost Productivity
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, companies are increasingly allowing employees to work from home to reduce health risks. This webinar is aimed at providing small and medium-sized businesses across a wide variety of industries with the opportunity to learn from industry experts on tools and strategies to best maintain business productivity while working from home.

City of Surrey
Steve Kish, Manager, Desktop, Mobility & Telecom, City of Surrey
Rocky Ozaki, Founder, NoW of Work Inc. and the NoW Academy
Carson Kwok, Account Executive, Cossette Vancouver

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Responding to COVID-19: What Canadian business leaders need to know
  • Part 1: Strategies for navigating the risks associated with the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Part 2: Top people considerations and increasing cybersecurity concerns
  • Part 3: Cash management, managing working capital and increasing certainty of cash flows

Various PwC panelists

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains
Learn how the coronavirus is affecting global trade and how your company can be protected

Export Development Canada
Dominique Bergevin, Manager, Go Export Team, Commercial Markets & Small Business, EDC
Peter G. Hall, Vice-President & Chief Economist, EDC
Amira Dali, Senior Account Manager, Commercial Markets & Small Business, EDC
Rajesh Prashadcolah, Bank Channel Director, Bank Channel, EDC

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Mental health & COVID-19 The Conference Board of Canada
Dr. Bill Howatt, Cheif of Research, Workplace Productivity
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Are you ready for a pandemic? Coronavirus Planning for Canadian Employers
In this webinar, lawyers from our offices across Canada answers frequently-asked questions about COVID-19 and how to prepare, including a discussion of the key employment, health and safety, human rights, and immigration law issues that may arise.

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