What is Stay Innovating?
Stay In-novating profiles innovative small businesses in Canada that are finding creative ways to deal with the various challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping business running, providing support to employees, adapting to a completely different customer’s experiences, these are only some of the topics that are the things we should bt talking about. This series was developed to promote and support our small businesses that deserve the spotlight for their excellent services and decisions during these times.
About Inner Strength
In the midst of COVID-19, internal communications has become both undervalued and overworked. Many organizations have no one in place to do internal communications, and people in this space are burning out and having mental breakdowns.
Inner Strength Communication runs multiple conferences year-round, including the only conference solely focused on internal communications in Canada. With the pandemic lockdown, all events were shut down. They wanted to ensure the conversation about internal communication continues, and so company founder Priya Bates began Coffee Chats twice a week to inspire and elevate the voices in the industry.
Priya found that there was a lot of noise out there, with free content being commonplace online, so her chats were fashioned to be purposefully different. The Chats are small group sessions, where only 10-12 can register. It is entirely free of charge, and built with the goal of fostering community and getthing people to know each other
The Chats started with only her facilitating, but puling from her great network of experts she’s brought in more people to speak on their own specialized subjects – such as confronting fear, maintaining a career mindset, and communicating through change.
Companies who not just communicated but LIVED their best practices will come out of COVID-19 strong and with greater loyalty. Those are the companies people will want to work for.
Thank you to our Official Supporters
We are thrilled to be supported by these organizations that truly care about advocating for the small business community and Canada:
Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 3.5 million entrepreneurs, representing more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities. They are the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting, and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate, and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations.
Next Canada is Canada’s strongest and most dedicated entrepreneurial network made up of 500+ top Canadian academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and founders. They accelerate their trajectory with access to education, mentorship, and funding.
RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. Their purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues, and communities through world-class audit, tax, and consulting services focused on middle-market businesses.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities, and families across Canada.