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May 28, 2020
Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At Rural Rocky View MD, Rural Rocky View County


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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At 108 8400 Blackfoot TR SW in Calgary


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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At 64 7930 Bowness RD NW in Calgary


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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At 5019 1 ST NW in Calgary


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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At 2732 BRENTWOOD BV NW in Calgary


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I have Just Listed a new property at 400 6 ST in CALGARY.

This character building in the West End of downtown is a great corner location for a Lawyer, Accounting or Marketing firm or any small to medium size business. 3 stories of office space with both separate and bullpen style spaces. Lots of windows give you an abundance of natural light for your staff. Great visibility for signage on the building.

The Landlord is prepared to invest in the interior and exterior of the building to upgrade for the right tenant. Please call for a tour of this great office building.

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I have sold a property at 795 1 AVE SW in Calgary.

A beautifully appointed boutique coffee house in an affluent area!

This is a great opportunity for an owner operator to own one of the nicest coffee houses in Calgary. Well equipped, full of beautiful consignment art, and a patio within steps of the Bow River Pathway system!

The inside has a tasteful sense of decor, with consignment artwork and pottery for warmth and charm. It's the kind of place were you can meet with friends and have a glass of wine and a bite, or curl your feet up underneath you by the fire and read a magazine or book.

The possibilities are only up to your imagination and marketing creativity, so if you're thinking of getting into the coffee business, you should at least come by and have a peek, you won't be disappointed!

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Covid 19 Payroll Subsidy Info
For employers, we are getting more detail on the payroll subsidy:
https://www.singleton.com/2020/03/covid-19-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy/
  • $847 per employee per week or 75% of up to $58,700 salary, whichever is less
  • Still retroactive to March 15 (so far)
  • Expectation is that you don’t cut employee wages
  • Business must demonstrate/prove a minimum revenue loss of 30%
  • Federal government will be introducing severe penalties for abuse of the program
  • Application process expected to be announced within the next 2 weeks
  • No limit on business size

For those who were considering using the job-sharing option, this is now, for most businesses, a better option.


Next Steps:  I have started building detailed 90-day business financial plans for some of you.  This provides a specific list of actions based on your own financial P&L statements that includes estimating the impact of using the government programs and includes a list of other actions you can do to help your business weather the storm.  If any of you are interested in having this done for your business, contact me.

 

If any of you will need a business loan to survive a prolonged event, but would not otherwise qualify for a loan, there is money available from the government.  https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx.  


Small businesses with a payroll between $50K to $1M should look to the Canada Emergency Business Account https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/additional-support-for-canadian-businesses-from-the-economic-impact-of-covid-19.html  As described in my emails last week, this if interest-free, $40,000 where you can be forgiven up to $10,000 if you pay it back before the end of 2022.


Here is a description of the application process and the questions you will likely be asked https://www.krp.ca/lending-rules-for-bdc-covid-19-relief-program-take-shape


This is the last week you have to re-plan your businesses for the next 2-3 months to stay in front of the situation.  If you don’t know what you need to be doing and how much of it you need to be doing, please contact me.   I want to see you all survive this event as best as possible!


Next 2 weeks, the focus will need to shift to full-implementation of that plan and start looking for short-term business opportunities with customers who are less impacted by COVID-19.  This is a very tactical that looks a lot like war-time situation management.   Even with a plan, the situation going forward will be fluid (some good, some bad).


Later in April,  your planning will need to focus on re-positioning your businesses to be ready to sling-shot out of this event! 

 

Please continue to pay strict attention to all of the hygiene/safety recommendations and emotional/mental health issues discussed here over the past two weeks!   Let’s do everything we can to keep our employees, customers, suppliers an colleagues healthy so we can all get back to work faster!


Pete Baran                           |       403-973-3531
Chief Business Mechanic  |       Blueneck Consulting Inc.
www.blueneck.ca

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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At 64 7930 Bowness RD NW in Calgary


Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at 64 7930 Bowness RD NW in Calgary.
Land, Bldg & Business for Sale – This has been a family owned Butcher & Retail Meat business for 50yrs, known for Old World European tradition, custom butchery and wild game processing for hunters. The 2000+/- sqft bldg has a 700sqft basement. In 2005 there was a full retro fit of the space including floor drains, plumbing, heating, natural gas, electrical, ducting, lighting, ventilation, flooring, roofing(insulation, tar & skin) refrigeration, compressors, evaporator coils, windows and more! The smokers have 50 yrs of smoke patina, not something you can find anywhere else in Calgary. This is a fantastic opportunity for an existing butcher to expand or for a young Chef to start a great specialty business. So much history to leverage, and so much potential to build something unique that could service both the wholesale and retail consumer.
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COVID 19 - The Emerging "Stress Factor"

In talking to many of you this week, the number one emerging issue is stress.   The rapid rate of change being imposed on us, our employees, suppliers and customers is unprecedented.  The uncertainty regarding our health, both physical and financial, stemming from a dangerous virus racing around the globe is overwhelming many people.


The result is often emotional – anxiety, fear, and depression.  This in turn impacts morale and mental health, both yours and everyone you work with – the ones working on-site, the ones working remotely and the ones now on EI waiting to come back.


They need your leadership.  This is not the zombie apocalypse because we can do a lot to get this under control.  Four things to consider:


  1. Calgary and Edmonton are very different from New York or Milan who have 7.5-10,000 people per km2.  We have only 1,300 (natural advantage in physical distancing).

  2. Calgary and other Albertans are generally following physical distancing and self-isolation, except for a few ass-hole snow birds who now face fines of up to $750,000 and 6 months in jail if they don’t go straight home and self-isolate (today’s news).

  3. Alberta has been aggressively testing our people at four times the rate of Quebec.  We got ahead of this thing early.

  4. Toilet paper is on it’s way.  They are making more.


Human beings are hard-wired to be social. Remember to reach out to a friend, colleague, employee, customer or supplier to see how they are doing (phone, text, facetime, video meetings, email even).   There is no reason physical distancing needs to become human isolation. 


Here are three resources to help you deal with stressed out employees, colleagues, suppliers and customers.  More in the coming days:


  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce Webinar:

Employee Morale: Mental Health & Resiliency for your employees
Friday, March, 28, 2020 11:00 MST
Nicolas Beique, Helcim and Usman Tahir Jutt, Chirp Foods Inc. — O/A McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, will discuss how to build resilient employees and support mental health through a crisis.



"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

Franklin D. Roosevelt


Pete Baran                           |       403-973-3531

Chief Business Mechanic  |       Blueneck Consulting Inc.

www.blueneck.ca

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