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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

How to survive through hard times

  • Sep 1, 2020
How to survive through hard times

Many Ivey entrepreneurs and faculty shared their experiences, and expertise on how to survive the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s a roundup of the stories:

Entrepreneurial teaching is needed more than ever during the COVID-19 crisis

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship Janice Byrne, writes about teaching her first HBA course online amid the COVID-19 crisis and how connecting the students with entrepreneurs through Zoom chats was a win-win for all.

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Kelsey Ramsden's Advice for Entrepreneurs during COVID-19

As the economic impact of COVID-19 was becoming evident, Ivey Entrepreneur, and two-time Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Kelsey Ramsden, MBA '04, shared her insights on how entrepreneurs should approach the current situation.

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How should entrepreneurs react to COVID-19 with Marysia Czarski

Marysia Czarski, HBA '90 has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs throughout Canada and the US over the last 17 years, during periods of high growth as well as economic downturn.

Marysia shared her thoughts with Entrepreneurship Faculty, Janice Byrne, on how entrepreneurs can best react and respond to the current COVID-19 crisis that Canada, and the world, is currently grappling. 

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Thinking of small businesses during COVID-19

At the Business Family Initiative, part of the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, we celebrate entrepreneurial families and the importance that they have in our economy. Business families produce 70 to 85 percent of the GDP of this country, and yet we often think of them as just the small business owners.

David Simpsons invites readers to consider what role they should play in supporting business families and local businesses through the pandemic.

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Tips for entrepreneurs: Dealing with the pandemic

Eric Morse, Executive Director of Ivey’s Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship provides ideas and insights for entrepreneurs looking for ways to move through and out of the COVID-19 crisis.

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