CPA Canada launches financial podcast for small business owners
Ontario government provides financial support for financial literacy toolkit
“Mastering Money: The Educator’s Edition Podcast – Ontario Small Business Series” can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, PodBean, and Spotify.
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2020 – CPA Canada, with financial support from the Government of Ontario, has launched a series of podcasts for small business owners. The small business series is part of a four-part COVID-19-specific financial literacy tool kit that will also include webinars and online booklets that focus on pandemic recovery, cash management, managing risks, and information on small business tax.
Government funding of $131,000 is part of over $2.2 million invested through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Many small businesses across the province were hit hard by COVID-19 and it is not business as usual for them," said Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "Our government will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our businesses to help them get back on their feet and recover, not just today, but every step of the way."
English and French podcasts are available and will run through to January 2021. Each is created and voiced by CPAs and, while financial assistance is coming through the Ontario Together Fund, the podcasts will be applicable to entrepreneurs and organizations across the country.
"The podcasts cover a number of important topics, including future-proofing, business model evaluation, tax issues and, on a more personal note for small business owners, effectively dealing with the mental and emotional toll of the pandemic," says Doretta Thompson, CPA Canada's Financial Literacy Leader.
CPA Canada, with the assistance of volunteer members, has long provided financial literacy resources including offerings targeted to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These include print publications, web-based materials, webinars and learning sessions led by CPA volunteers.
"Our members are on the frontlines helping organizations of all types and sizes deal with the economic impacts of the pandemic and they understand the type of information being sought by the business community," added Thompson.