COVID-19 Canada Resources

The situation is no fun. We get it: we are also small business owners. The Blueprint team can help. Please reach out to us for some guidance, advice, and solutions. We can’t promise to solve it all – but together, we can get through this. If you’re feeling like poking around and seeing what’s out there, we have some free resources for our clients and the public – see below.
 
As you work your way through the content, please keep in mind that it’s important to stay up to date with the details of the programs as things progress.
income tax filings and deadlines COVID-19

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COVID-19 RELATED BLOGS

Case Study: RVezy – How a Shift to Cloud Accounting Helped RVezy Successfully Pivot during COVID-19
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Case Study: RVezy – How a Shift to Cloud Accounting Helped RVezy Successfully Pivot during COVID-19

At the start of 2020, RVezy founders William Thompson and Michael McNaught were preparing for a year of unprecedented growth. The Ottawa-based entrepreneurs had...
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Should You Keep Or Return CERB money?
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Should You Keep Or Return CERB money?

Summer is here, the public health crisis seems to be slowing down, and we are seeing Canadians come together to protest systemic racism....
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COVID-19: A 12-Step Cash Flow and Expense Management Evaluation for Business Owners Before Reopening
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COVID-19: A 12-Step Cash Flow and Expense Management Evaluation for Business Owners Before Reopening

As provinces across the country get set to begin the reopening process, business owners and self-employed individuals are getting ready to ramp up their...
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COVID-19: Financial Support for Self-Employed Individuals
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COVID-19: Financial Support for Self-Employed Individuals

There’s no denying that the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been great. Particularly hit are the contractors, consultants,...
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COVID-19: A round table discussion on Cash Flow Management during the crisis
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COVID-19: A round table discussion on Cash Flow Management during the crisis

Watch as our CCO & Co-Founder, Sean Duffy, takes some time to catch up with the GM of Receipt-Bank Canada,...
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COVID-19: Cash Flow Management Tips for Business Owners and Taxpayers
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COVID-19: Cash Flow Management Tips for Business Owners and Taxpayers

The unexpected economic disruptions and downturn that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic have hit Canadian businesses hard, particularly small...
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COVID-19: Benefits and Support for Canadian Business Owners and Taxpayers
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COVID-19: Benefits and Support for Canadian Business Owners and Taxpayers

The Government of Canada has responded to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by enacting new financial benefits and...
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“Business As (Un)Usual” Video Series

Episode 1: CEWS and TWS

E1 Highlights:

Episode 2: CERB and CEBA

E2 Highlights

1) the new CERB program ($2,000/month support)
2) and the CEBA program ($40,000 business loan)

We’ve been getting many questions from our clients and the public about these programs. We’ve helped quite a few of them navigate some of the complexities. There’s lots to know – you won’t want to miss this!

Episode 3:

E3 Highlights

1) Canada Student Job Grant = 100% subsidized! How is no one talking about this?!

2) Clarity around calculating the CEWS (75% wage subsidy)

3) Information on some new tax deadlines 4) Eligibility for CERB ($2K/month) – lots of misinformation out there –

.. and more!

Episode 4: Preparing Your Start Up for the Rebound
 

E4 Highlights

Aquifer Market & Blueprint Accounting for a COVID-19: Business as (Un)Usual: Startup Edition. Nothing is more important than preparing your startup for the rebound!

 

Episode 5: Weekly update on gov't initiatives

E5 Highlights

1) Update on Canada Student Job Grant = 100% subsidized! How is no one talking about this?!
2) Expanded eligibility for the CEBA ($40K loan)
3) Minister of Health Hajdu announces free access to mental health professionals for all Canadians
4) Eligibility for CERB ($2K/month) – earn up to $1K while on CERB? Let’s chat!

 

Episode 6: Various Updates
 

E6 Highlights:

1) CEWS portal
2) CERB taxation
3) Various other programs

Episode 7: Various Updates

E7 Highlights:

1) Recent news out of Toronto
2) Valuable metrics for startups and how they work – you know should know these off the top of your head if you are looking to scale through funding.

Episode 8: Various Updates

E8 Highlights:

1) Work-Sharing program: what is covered for employees that come on board again?
2) Work-Sharing program: are they covering any reduction in salary to get employees topped up to 100%?
3) Work-Sharing program: Can you apply for work share and CEWS?

Is your business impacted by COVID-19? Let us know how we can help.

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