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2021 SMEs Economic Outlook

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As we shift from crisis to recovery with the accelerated rollout of vaccines, SMEs must strategically consider the impact COVID-19 has had on various aspects of their business to explore and plan for opportunities to ensure they succeed and thrive.

Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC for an overview of the economic situation and the outlook for 2021, including business entrepreneurs’ investment intentions. Discover how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the habits of Canadians and the priorities of small and medium-sized businesses in this new context.

Following the keynote, our panel of experts will provide their take on the economic resiliency and recovery in B.C., as well as considerations to help navigate a post-pandemic world.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to re-imagine your customer base as well as the future of your labour force
  • Implications of remote work on the competitive landscape
  • How to build on enhanced adoption of technology to drive digital transformation
  • Optimize supply chains and capitalize on export opportunities

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