Lockdown information for business owners available through Town website

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If you are a small business owner strug-gling to navigate your business during the current pandemic, you can find out more information through the Town of New Tecumseth’s website with links to federal tools that provide information for support programs.

The Town’s Economic Development Office continues to work with industry and business development partners in the region to identify important information and resources to assist local business and their employees in responding to the economic impact of COVID-19.

The web page contains links to upcoming webinars, on-line events, and training sessions, as well as links to financial support programs and operation support pro-grams and resources.

Links to federal programs and information include Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Business Account, Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, Property Tax and Energy Bill Rebates, Business Credit Availability Program, and Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program.

For individuals, there are links to Employment Insurance, the Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

There is a listing for local and regional information regarding the temporary restaurant patio program, Nottawasaga Futures Free Local Business Consulting Ser-vices, Nottawasaga Futures Storefront to On-line, and Reopening Ontario.

With the province now under a new stay-at-home order, businesses and self-employed individuals will again have to go through some challenging weeks until the order is lifted.

Using the available resources can help you get through a difficult situation.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times