The Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant can help your business recover from COVID-19. One of the lessons learned from COVID-19 is that it is important to have an online presence and to be able to sell online.
The average online store saw a 500% increase during COVID-19.
This makes perfect sense! We were all on lockdown, yet customers still had a need for their products to tide them over while unable to get their regular beauty services. Businesses that had an online store were able to stay afloat as they had another source of income besides services. We want to take this opportunity to give a shoutout to Binary Logic whose support during COVID-19 was incredible.
Applying for the grant.
You can apply for this grant in one of two phases. Phase 1 goes from June to December 2020 and consists of microgrants of up to $1000. Applications are accepted weekly. Phase 2 consists of larger grants of up to $25K.
Applicants can apply only once for either phase 1 or 2. You must have a valid business license to apply.
One of the core criteria of the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant is business transformation and economic diversification. The grant cannot be used for rent/lease/mortgage, payroll, membership fees, permit fees, debt reduction, retroactive costs, insurance, and other similar expenses.
Matching the grant.
Before you get too excited, there are eligibility requirements to this grant, one of them being that you have to match the amount of the grant you apply for.
Other ways for beauty industry business to use the grant.
You can use this grant to purchase masks, gloves and other safety equipment to keep your staff and clients safe.
Learn how to speed wax in our upcoming certification course.
WHY IS THIS SERVICE SO POPULAR?
•Suitable for all hair types.
•Clients see immediate results.
•Softer hair growth.
•Minimizes occurrence of ingrown hairs.
WAXING 101 COURSE DETAILS
Tuition fee: $999.00 + tax (includes full kit). Balance due 1 week prior to start date. Deposit: $500. Paid upon registration.
Hours: Total = 21 hours. 15hrs on-site + 6hrs independent.
Class size: 2-5
Models: Students provide their own models. Class itinerary will be issued at registration. Students must have models booked for each area on 1st and 2nd day. 1 model is required for 1/2 leg, 1/2 arm, underarm, lip wax, and brow shape for exam Day 3.
Congrats Matt for taking the first steps towards entrepreneurship! We hope we gave you the tools to develop your budding beauty industry business.
Matt completed our Waxing Course and Lash Extensions course. Fast forward 1 year and Matt is now the proud owner of Practical Esthetics, where “form follows function“. Practical Esthetics is an LGBT-friendly spa specializing in body sugaring hair removal service.
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