As we look ahead to regain financial prosperity following the impact of the past 18 months, now is the moment to give businesses the support they deserve. In the wake of the global pandemic, women have been adversely impacted, representing the majority of jobs lost and bearing an outsized portion of additional home-care duties. According to Statistics Canada1 female workers experienced a 17 percent drop in employment at the outset of the pandemic, compared to just 14.5 percent of men.
Shared passion to make life better for small businesses
Xero and Grant Thornton share a passion to make life better for people in small business and we’re excited to work together to empower and elevate women-owned businesses across Canada and help build back the business community. Launching today, Grant Thornton’s Business Boost powered by Xero will help businesses thrive through better tools, information and connections.
“Grant Thornton is committed to helping businesses and communities thrive. That includes supporting women-owned small businesses who continue to face unique challenges amid these uncertain times,” says Kevin Ladner, Executive Partner and CEO, Grant Thornton LLP. “We are excited to join forces with Xero to expand our support of women entrepreneurs through the Business Boost program.”
Through the combination of Grant Thornton’s expertise and Xero’s technology, the program is designed to give businesses a boost to be more productive and efficient, and provide data driven insights that can help them achieve more. Through an open application process, Grant Thornton and Xero will select 5 women-owned small businesses across Canada to participate in our inaugural program with access to technology (free Xero subscription) and Grant Thornton advisory in order to help them optimize their operations.
Boost your business
The Grant Thornton Business Boost is open to Canadian businesses (excluding residents of Quebec) with 100 employees or less. Applications for the program can be submitted from October 4, 2021 through November 5, 2021.
Learn more about the program here.