Four ways Canadian governments can help small business survive COVID-19’s second wave

Our efforts to help small businesses survive the pandemic didn’t work. As we wind down the Save Small Business campaign, here’s what we learned and why the future can be different.

By Erin Millar, Jon Shell, Michael Smith and Ben Coli of

Winding down Save Small Business

The Save Small Business Campaign: Born Out of Desperation

How the most important small business program was bungled

Four problems with rent relief: (1) slow rollout; (2) provinces not showing up (3) over complicated paperwork; and (4) letting the banks off the hook

What small businesses need to survive the next phase: confidence and cash

Four recommendations for improving the government’s approach

Entrepreneur, hopeful capitalist and aspiring economic justice activist