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Province Provides Free Help for Small Businesses

Province Provides Free Help for Small Businesses

The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic...

Help For Local Business – And It’s Free

Help For Local Business – And It’s Free

Are you a local business owner looking for ways to sustain your business? We’re working with Invest Ottawa to help you access free tools and resources. The DMS Future Proof program is now accepting applications from people that need help pivoting. You might need to...

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OWBA Bringing Future Proof Program to Local Businesses

OWBA Bringing Future Proof Program to Local Businesses

We’re extremely proud to be working with Invest Ottawa and Digital Main Street to bring the Future Proof program to our local businesses. The program helps shops, restaurants, skilled trades companies, and home-based artisans increase online sales and build more...

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Signs on Private Property By-law

Signs on Private Property By-law

The City is in the process of reviewing the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law to identify necessary changes to address anomalies, clarify regulations and to correct inconsistencies. This is of particular interest to rural small businesses and farms, many...

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Celebrate and support Ottawa small business

Celebrate and support Ottawa small business

Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed October 18 to 24 Ottawa Small Business Week. Now more than ever, it is time to support small businesses in our neighbourhoods and recognize their vital contributions to Ottawa’s economy and to our communities. Read the full press release...

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Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

The #CanadaUnited campaign is a nationwide small and local business campaign encouraging Canadians to buy local. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund partners want to help small Canadian businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. A relief...

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Your Business and the Mandatory Mask By-law

Your Business and the Mandatory Mask By-law

Ottawa Public Health mandated the use of masks in many indoor public spaces effective July 7, 2020. The City of Ottawa then passed a Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law which came into effect July 15, 2020. If your business is looking for some information on how to comply...

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Rural Tourism Campaign to Promote Local Businesses

Rural Tourism Campaign to Promote Local Businesses

The Rural Cycling & Tourism Campaign encouraging Ottawa residents to get out of the urban and suburban centres and visit local rural attractions. One of the promotions is a contest to discover Ottawa's Rural Communities and you can win cash simply for describing your...

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Reopening Workshop for Rural Businesses and Agricultural

Reopening Workshop for Rural Businesses and Agricultural

Ottawa Public Health, in partnership with the Ottawa Board of Trade, is hosting a Business Reopening Workshop specifically geared towards rural and agricultural businesses. The workshop will be hosted July 9th at 1pm on Zoom and will include a short presentation by...

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Waived Fees for all Patio and Café Permits

Waived Fees for all Patio and Café Permits

City of Ottawa is continuing to provide assistance to support the re-opening of local businesses. On Wednesday June 10, 2020, Council approved the waiving of fees for all patio and café permits as well as approved a special permit to allow patios on private property....

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2020 Food Vending in Parks Program

2020 Food Vending in Parks Program

Through the economic recovery efforts of the City, the focus of the 2020 Food Vending in Parks Program is to assist restaurants and food truck or cart operators who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food trucks are allowed to set up at 28...

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New Business and Retail Opportunities in Greely

New Business and Retail Opportunities in Greely

The Greely Village Centre has just started constructing a 6000 sq. ft. Business/retail building located at 6075 Bank Street. More information on this new commercial campus is available here and in this downloadable brochure.

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