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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 28, 2020
“When COVID-19 hit, I just had this clarity that I needed to go into this crisis mode of a Telehealth solution."
 
There are many Canadian startups offering their services for free, or additional support to those affected by COVID-19. But there are also the startups that have made a firm pivot to healthtech, not only to step up in a time of need, but to keep their business alive.
 
So we spoke to one: Pawzy founder Kerri-Lynn McAllister.
 
Produced with support from TWG.
Apr 20, 2020

"I don't know what matters anymore - I've lost my guideposts."

It’s a hard time to be a boss. Right now, every tech company is scrambling to survive. How do the managers take care of their people when it’s so hard to take care of themselves? Raw Signal Group joins to discuss management in a crisis.

Produced with support from TWG.

Apr 10, 2020

"Hope is not a strategy."

Not many entrepreneurs have built a business during a global crisis. Canadian entrepreneur and investor Michael Hyatt has done it multiple times. He joins Black Swan to answer submitted questions and foster a new generation of 'wartime entrepreneurs'.

Produced with support from TWG.

Apr 6, 2020

"You can cross your fingers and hope that the government will help. But if they don’t, then what? I think you have to be prepared for ‘if they don’t, then what’?"

Additional details from the federal government revealed that most Canadian tech companies won't qualify for the 75% wage subsidy. But there are other measures for companies (and employees) to utilize. Tech-focused CPA LiveCA joins to walk us through each option.

Produced with support from TWG.

Apr 2, 2020
"The next time they interview for a job they’re going to ask the company how they dealt with their employees during COVID."
 
Canadian tech companies are on pins and needles waiting for a support package from the federal government. As of this podcast, they’re still waiting. Which means senior leaders face tough decisions, and a lot of people are worried about their job.
 
Nora Jenkins Townson, founder of Bright + Early, joins to discuss the human side of business decisions.
 
Produced with support from TWG.
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