Resilience Strategies for Canadian Small Businesses with Matt Busbridge

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Here we are with another intriguing episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, showcasing insights and trends that are shaping the future of small businesses in Canada. In this session, we delve into the crucial findings of a recent study on the state of Canadian small businesses, spearheaded by Amazon Business Canada. Our esteemed guest, Matt Busbridge, the Country Manager, brings his expertise to the table, unpacking the intricacies of these challenges and the innovative ways to address them.

Key Highlights:

  • Matt shares what drove Amazon Business Canada to conduct this timely research on the challenges faced by Canadian small businesses.
  • Insights into the unexpected challenges that are proving more daunting for small businesses post-pandemic.
  • A discussion on the unique effects of the recent 4% inflation increase on the small business sector.
  • Matt delves into how businesses are adjusting, from price adjustments to bulk buying, and explores additional innovative survival strategies.
  • The role of Amazon Business Canada in facilitating new supplier relationships for better business deals.
  • Resources and tools that Amazon Business Canada offers to make business purchasing more efficient and cost-effective.

Our gratitude goes to Matt Busbridge for his enlightening insights into the challenges and strategies for small businesses in today’s economic landscape. We thank our partners who help bring these invaluable conversations to you. A shoutout to RBC, UPS, and Xero for their support. Remember to subscribe at,  for more content that empowers and informs. For small business owners, it’s clear that opportunities to thrive exist even amid adversity, with strategic thinking and resources like those offered by Amazon Business Canada, ready to aid in navigating these times.