The new govt director of Edmonton’s Downtown Small business Association is pleading with businesses to feel lengthy-term right before permanently shifting to performing remotely — and possibly downsizing or doing away with their downtown office areas.
Puneeta McBryan acknowledges it’s been a challenging time for small business proprietors.
“I comprehend that it’s a substantial strain on enterprises, obtaining to have that load financially, paying for place of work space that they’re not ready to use,” she said.
“I get it, but now is not the time to be building extended-time period decisions based mostly on the pandemic situations.”
McBryan is optimistic Edmonton is approaching a gentle at the close of the COVID-19 tunnel.
“We’re pondering of this as an elastic,” she stated. “It’s straining and it is stretching — it is out rather considerably and it has been for 10 months — but we’re fairly self-confident it’s about to bounce