TELUS empowers Canadian businesses with $1M recommitment to #StandWithOwners
Business owners across Canada can apply to receive $25,000 in funding, advertising and technology to help their business thrive.
VANCOUVER- TELUS’ #StandWithOwners program is back for the third consecutive year, recommitting $1M to help businesses across Canada - spotlighting the critical role they play in our communities and the economy and helping them thrive in a digital world. With 52 per cent of Canada’s 2021 employment growth coming from small and medium enterprises, these businesses are a key pillar of our economy that deserve to be celebrated and recognized for all they do. Inspired by the strength and resiliency of these business owners, TELUS will recognize businesses across Canada who are using technology to innovate and help their business grow, while also driving meaningful change in their communities, by awarding $25,000 in funding, advertising and prizes.
“Small businesses are the heart of our communities; they bring character to our neighbourhoods and play a pivotal role in driving our economy forward,” said Navin Arora, Executive Vice-president, TELUS and President, TELUS Business Solutions. “TELUS has always been a proud supporter of Canadian business and we work hard to empower these owners to grow and achieve even more success. Our powerful and world leading networks and technology help owners meet increasing demands while staying connected to their businesses, teams, families and communities.”
Starting today, businesses can apply to receive $10,000 in funding, a $10,000 personalized local advertising campaign and over $5,000 in technology prizes from TELUS and its partners, including Samsung, Fully Managed by TELUS Business, Cisco, Sage and Moneris, by submitting an application at telus.com/StandWithOwners until September 18, 2022. Owners will be selected based on their stories of community impact and how technology is enhancing their business.
TELUS will also award one business owner with a technology makeover customized to their business, with a value up to $50,000. This package includes additional prizes from TELUS and partners, and will be given to one of this year’s #StandWithOwners recipients based on their story of how their business will benefit and grow through the addition of enhanced technology.
“We really appreciate TELUS supporting small businesses like us and sharing our journey with the world through #StandWithOwners,” said Mithun Mathew, Founder and owner of SpiceX, and 2021 #StandWithOwners recipient. “TELUS’ support through this program helped us boost our finances, enabled us to drive more robust marketing programs, and grow our business further, while also giving back to the community through affordable meals for students and people in need using our meal plan options.”
TELUS has a longstanding history of championing Canadian businesses and entrepreneurship with over a decade of support in annual grants, local advertising and mentorship to businesses through #StandWithOwners, and previously, the Small Business Challenge and TELUS Pitch.
To learn more about this year’s campaign and how to apply, visit telus.com/StandWithOwners.