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Richmond Business News – April 2021

Platinum Pro-Claim founder Tony Scott prides himself on giving back (Photo: Adam Blasberg) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Richmond-founded Space Industry Tech Company MDA Files for $500 Million IPO MDA announced that it has

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4 Simple SEO Tips for Small Businesses

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of improving a website’s ranking on search engine results pages (SERP). SEO covers different search queries on search engines such as Google or Bing, for example. Popular search engines such as these use a number of factors to rank a webpage. Google, for instance, uses over 200

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Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Richmond Report

The analysis contained in this report centres not only on economic recovery but on opportunities for building long-term economic resilience. It looks at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the City of Richmond from three angles: the impact to specific business sectors, the impact to specific occupations & demographics, and the impacts to commercial, industrial,

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Richmond Business News – March 2021

Alisha Sohpaul, a first generation Indo-Canadian, will be the lead for Iskwew Air’s AMO (Photo: Iskwew Air) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Pastry chef’s business boomed during COVID-19 Despite the pandemic, business has soared

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Richmond Food Recovery Program Smashes Expectations

When the City of Richmond and FoodMesh came together in November 2019 to launch the Richmond Food Recovery Network, the objective was simple – work with local businesses to help address food waste and insecurity by diverting unsold food to improve access for those in need. The target was to find and divert enough surplus

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Richmond: Looking Ahead with Optimism – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2021 Annual Address

Presented on February 24, 2021 In the beginning… Twelve months ago, there was a strong sense of optimism in Richmond about the coming year. After all, our business sector was active, support for residents was strong and Richmond’s financial position was very solid. On New Year’s Day 2020, we added to our extensive inventory of

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COVID-19 – Tax Savings for Working From Home

  Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us having higher internet, electricity and heating costs. With the savings from not having to commute to work each day, these additional costs may be easier to manage; however, there is a tax break that could save you money on your 2020

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Richmond Business News – February 2021

 Photo: Canadarm3 artist rendering. (CNW Group/MDA Inc.) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. MDA Announces Contract for Canadarm3, a Third Generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Robotic System Destined for “Gateway” MDA has been awarded a contract

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Richmond Business News – December 2020

 Photo: Harbour Air Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. WestJet-YVR COVID-19 rapid testing study launches at YVR Airport YVR launched the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study together with WestJet, UBC and Providence Health Care. This is

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6 Key Google Analytics Metrics Defined

Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that businesses consider their online presence and equip themselves with an understanding of what their website metrics mean and how to leverage them. Google Analytics is a commonly used analytics tool that lets business owners and marketers alike collect website data, gain insights about the website’s health, and derive

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Local Event Company Fighting the Pandemic

Photo credit: Scene Ideas Physical distancing, small social circles, fewer faces and bigger spaces – all things we have heard time and time again during this COVID-19 pandemic. All live events – concerts, conferences, trade shows, weddings – have been cancelled and many businesses have had to close their doors for good. But local live

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Circular Economy Initiatives

  The City of Richmond COVID-19 Business Support Centre provides a centralized, virtual source of accurate and timely information and resources for local businesses who are being impacted by the current pandemic. Get information about support programs and resources for businesses from all levels of government and other agencies Learn about current City of Richmond

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Richmond Business News – November 2020

 Photo: bioLytical Laboratories November’s Business in Richmond monthly e-newsletter covers a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Richmond-based bioLytical Laboratories announces launch of INSTI 1-Minute COVID-19 Antibody Test bioLytical Laboratories announced the release in Europe of a new one-minute antibody test for COVID-19 following the notification of CE approval,

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Should I Be Thinking About Buying an Existing Business During COVID-19?

Sadly, in today’s COVID-19 climate, many small businesses are struggling. As someone who has been thinking about making the journey into small business ownership you are probably wondering if this is the right time to be looking to acquire an existing business for sale. Two of the first questions for many who are considering buying

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Coworking Spaces as the New Hub for Richmond’s Startups, Small Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

Photo credit: En Lab Coworking Space “Decentralization of workforce” and “startup culture” have been popular terms circulating in the past decade, but what do these concepts actually look like in practice? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of large companies around the world to restructure their hierarchical structure and change their office layout. Work-from-home measures

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Steveston Village Temporary Road Changes and Parking Map

Credit: Tourism Richmond The village of Steveston, already one of the Lower Mainland’s most popular destinations, is even more shopper and visitor friendly thanks to changes to make it a safer, more pedestrian accessible location. The City of Richmond has implemented changes to traffic patterns in August that expand the sidewalks and allow more space

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City of Richmond COVID-19 Economic Response & Recovery Report

In addition to ensuring public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting local businesses and economic recovery is a top priority for the City of Richmond. This report outlines some of the actions taken, underway or planned to help mitigate the permanent loss of businesses and jobs in Richmond, and to support economic recovery.

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Business Resilience Program

The City of Richmond has launched a Business Resilience Program to help local entrepreneurs recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and adapt their businesses so they can emerge from the crisis thriving and able to withstand future economic shocks. The program provides businesses with tools and resources from experts including videos, templates and worksheets that

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Richmond-Made PPE and COVID-19 Safety Supplies

With the re-opening of many businesses, PPE and safety supplies are in high demand. Below is a compiled list of Richmond-made medical and personal protective equipment required to combat COVID-19. If you are a Richmond manufacturer or supplier of these products, or you are in the process of retooling to manufacture these crucial products, please

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Business Resilience Program

Help your business thrive in the face of adversity. The City of Richmond Business Resilience Program helps local entrepreneurs recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and adapt their businesses so they can emerge from the crisis thriving and able to withstand future economic shocks. The program provides businesses with tools and resources from experts including

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