GS1 Canada is pleased to bring you a special October edition of our newsletter. Food for Thought: Small Business Edition brings you the latest insights, news and trends – with focus on small business!
Projections indicate that the number of small businesses will actually grow the world over after the pandemic—and these businesses will have to interface with their customers in new, innovative ways. GS1 can help businesses pivot and adapt to this new reality.
Listen to Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT, talking about how GS1 is helping businesses adapt to the new world.
Q: How can I sign up for GS1 Canada’s Small Business Bundles?
A: Check out our website and review GS1 Canada’s Small Business Bundles eligibility criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, contact our Industry Support Services team at email@example.com or 1.800.567.7084 to get started.
As a small business owner, Jenny wears many hats and is responsible for all aspects of running her business, Jenny’s Jams.
Her day to day includes everything from making and packaging her jams, to administrative and bookkeeping tasks – and of course getting her products on store shelves and online stores.
With so much to do to get ready, Jenny feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done!
Jenny has been approached a buyer who has seen her products at the farmer’s market and wants to carry her organic very berry fruit jam in the local grocery store.
To meet the needs of her new trading partner, Jenny worked with GS1 Canada’s Industry Support Services team that got her set up on the Small Business Essentials Bundle. This bundle included access to flexible tools, resources and support, helping Jenny provide her trading partner with the content they need to list and promote her products. Jenny’s Very Berry Organic jam can now be found in the local grocery store – and was even featured in the flyer last month!
Also, since Jenny has a GS1 GTIN on her product she is can sell her products on Amazon. Learn more here: gs1ca.org/amazon
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is providing tools and services for small businesses and answering your frequently asked questions. The CFIB prides itself on being the country’s champion of small business. With over 110,000 members, the CFIB is Canada’s largest non-profit organization devoted to creating and supporting an environment where your business can succeed.
Feedback and input from our users, including the ongoing review of attributes and solution requirements, are key elements in ensuring solutions continue to deliver value to subscribers and meet industry needs.
Every GS1 Canada subscriber has an opportunity to represent industry interests through active participation in a community workgroup.
Visit gs1ca.org/work-with-industry for more information.