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Two local organizations have partnered together to offer Victoria business owners some expert advice while navigating uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Downtown Victoria Business Association and Community Micro Lending have announced they will be hosting “Small Business Ask an Expert” sessions on April 27th and April 29th, completely free and virtually hosted on Zoom.

Participants will be given the opportunity to ask for advice from legal, human resources, and accounting professionals.

“We know small business owners have many questions due to the pandemic,” says Jeff Bray, Downtown Victoria Business Association Executive Director.

“These webinars are intended help navigate the various programs that are available, and to help owners and operators with some of the strategic thinking they may need to ensure they can recover.”

The sessions are scheduled for Monday, April 27th from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, April 29th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Participants can join for one or both events, and registration is available through Eventbrite — all sessions will take place on Zoom.

“A lot of small, independent businesses can’t afford to talk to a lawyer or accountant and don’t have in-house Human Resources experts,” said Elysia Glover, Executive Director of Community Micro Lending.

“With the situation changing so rapidly, we wanted to offer one way easy way for folks to connect with expert advice,” said Elysia Glover, Executive Director of Community Micro Lending.”

Session experts include Dale Samsonoff, CPHR, Associate HR Consultant with Chemistry Consulting, Bruce Hallsor, Q.C., Managing Partner at Crease Harmon, Mike Delves, CPA, CGA Business Advisor at MNP and Steve Wellburn, CPA, CA, Partner at MNP.

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Small Business Ask An Expert Sessions – Navigating COVID-19

  • When:
    • Monday, April 27th, 9AM – 10:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, April 29th, 4PM – 5:30 p.m.
  • RSVP: For the Zoom link, register through Eventbrite. Rather join by phone? Email

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