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New online program to help local business owners

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 11:31 PDT, Tue June 9, 2020

Richmond is launching a new business resilience program to help recovery of local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is due to start Wednesday (June 10), and will be available online through the city’s economic development office. Businesses can register online here. 

The program acts as a guide for entrepreneurs, helping them assess their current situation and develop plans to strengthen their business. It provides tools and resources—including videos, templates and worksheets—that can be accessed at any time over the next 12 months. 

Users will also become part of an online community of local entrepreneurs sharing ideas. 

“The Richmond Business Resilience Program builds on a number of city initiatives that are helping local businesses as they transition into recovery during this very difficult and uncertain time,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “By providing resources that are specifically tailored to the Richmond community, we are ensuring our businesses have the proper framework necessary to overcome the pandemic.”


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