When COVID-19 spread and became a pandemic, several government funding programs were initiated to assist in the sustainability of small businesses during this difficult time.
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What Others are Saying
Community Futures was tasked with delivering a new COVID-19 pandemic lending program across Western Canada with an extremely tight timeline.
Jason Denbow“Community Futures was tasked with delivering a new COVID-19 pandemic lending program across Western Canada with an extremely tight timeline. We approached ApplyNow to automate the collection of all applications and associated reporting for key stakeholders, and they were able to implement a solution for our 94 organizations in only two weeks…and then were able to do so again when a second application was required midstream. The deployment, support and consulting services provided were absolutely awesome and I truly can’t fathom how we would have pulled this project off without the expertise and support of the ApplyNow Team.” Jason Denbow Community Futures
My name is Jessica Smith and during the COVID Pandemic my business struggled just as many others did. I was feeling helpless and deeply worried about my livelihood both for my children and my career.
A Client Perspective - Jessica's Story
A Client Perspective - Jessica's StoryMy name is Jessica Smith. During the COVID Pandemic my business struggled just as many others did. I was feeling helpless and deeply worried about my livelihood both for my children and my career. I found a local business center that was providing loans to assist small businesses in sustaining through the pandemic with a focus on maintaining small business jobs in our rural community. I reviewed the eligibility criteria and quickly realized this would be the vehicle that could provide the needed assistance to keep my doors open, during a complete shut-down of the economy. I decided to apply for their Regional Relief and Recovery Fund program (RRRF). By solidifying a loan for $60,000, I was able to keep my business afloat and provide the basic needs for my family. During the process, I couldn’t help but notice how easy the application and approval process was and how well informed I was as to the status of my application. I am not a tech savvy person, nor do I pay attention to the software and tools we use daily. I was later informed, I used ApplyNow to apply for the financing I needed. I must say, it was a user friendly, highly communicative process. As a client, I really appreciated the simplicity of the application process. Thank you to all the organizations that helped save my business, which is now thriving in the new post-pandemic economy. Sincerely, Jessica Smith
Thanks for designing, configuring, testing and deploying the ApplyNow Portal and customizing it to our specifications. Today we launched our employee Christmas loan application, and it has been nothing short of incredible for us. We have already received over 140 applicants and have been able to approve the majority of them thanks to the platform you've created for us. We had a great time watching the applications roll in and were able to easily walk through the process with all of our applicants.