It’s Small Business Week in Canada, which means a chance to celebrate all of the bright, hardworking entrepreneurs who help keep Winnipeg’s economy strong and steady.
Here at Economic Development Winnipeg, we support our city’s small businesses all year long—by promoting them on our Only in the Peg and Peg City Grub blogs, through strategic partnerships and lots of love on social media.
In honour of #BDCsbw, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite blog posts, videos and articles we created over the last year featuring Winnipeg’s small businesses.
As we head into the holiday season, remember to shop, sip, and support local businesses.
In Winnipeg, we have a fierce group of females to thank for some of the city's sweetest spots from bakeries and beauty businesses to tea shops and t-shirt designs. These females are also family—and for them, being a mother-daughter duo means working hard, collaborating, taking advantage of their close connection and making a difference. Check out these mother-and-daughter movers, makers and masterminds behind some of the city's best businesses.
In the restaurant and retail world, everything we once knew has changed. What used to make a great customer experience has been replaced with masks, gloves and packages left on an empty doorstep, sometimes with a thankful wave from behind the window. The situation is ever-changing, fuelled by the uncertainty around the pandemic but our local businesses are once again shifting their services, navigating new systems and reinventing themselves. Despite new restrictions to Winnipeg restaurants and bars, creative ideas are coming into play.
Let's face it -- we may be wearing masks for quite some time, so why not make a local collection part of your wardrobe? As you’ll see, there is no shortage of Manitoba mask makers who are sewing some seriously stylish options, meaning you can find colourful, comfortable and quality products all while supporting local entrepreneurs. Keep on reading, we’ve got you covered!
You can see touchpoints throughout Winnipeg that reflect the city’s rich Indigenous cultures. From murals and big art pieces to restaurants and tours, these places at times, reveal tragic stories in our history but also lead to a better understanding through distinctive art and food experiences. Gain further insights into the rich Indigenous cultures in Winnipeg and across Canada.
Beauty and self-care can often make us feel better and add to our sense of well-being during a difficult time. With everyone spending their days in front of the camera on video calls with co-workers, friends and family, why not dress to impress while supporting Winnipeg's local retailers. These essentials will have you looking and feeling your best on that next video conference call.
Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the bottom line of small businesses across Winnipeg, it’s more important now than ever to shop locally. We've curated a list of local must-haves when it comes to transforming your new workspace into a comfortable, stress-free environment.
Plenty of Winnipeg’s restaurants are now up and running again in their dining rooms. We highly recommend these additional gems that re-opened after the lockdown and started welcoming customers again or simply opened for takeout; they are just too good not to miss.
After leafing through our notes and getting bitter over bitter greens, our marketing team has come up with a list of our favourite salads in the city – all dressed and ready to be peppered.
We’ll scream for ice cream. Pontificate for popsicles. Holla for halo-halo. Shout for shakes. Growl for gelato and hopefully, you will too after reading our 2020 summer cool treats guide. Here are some of our favourite spots where the creations are ready for your Insta and the milkshakes are so good that you’ll be eyeing up your friend’s.
Although these brews were perfect for summer sipping, we’re declaring September (and the months to follow) to be the season of sours. It’s 2020, we can do whatever we want. Here is our list of sour sips in the city – it’s the yeast we can do.
With two new cafés in the area alongside a few existing favourites, the East Exchange is absolutely rich with roasts, jam-packed with java and brimming with brewed beverages. Take yourself on a coffee crawl or just grab a cup and explore the neighbourhood this fall.