Survey Summary: Impact results from Pandemic

On April 9, Smart Dolphins circulated a survey to our clients, as well as the broader Vancouver Island business community in an effort to uncover the early impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Diverse Impact


What the survey results highlight is the diversity of the impact.

Some businesses faced immediate drops in revenue while tech-savvy enterprises continued to prosper.

In this short summary, we share some of the key trends, challenges and opportunities that the pandemic has presented us. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will dive deeper into industry-specific issues uncovered in this survey, to bring together local leaders. We will do this in a podcast to carry on this conversation, to help pave the way for a stronger and more innovative Vancouver Island business community.

Stay calm, look for creative ways you can help the community at this time whether personally or professionally, try to envision and prepare for what your organization’s reality may look like 3 – 6 months from now.

Jill Shaw

Executive Director, KidSport

Use the crisis as an intensive opportunity to learn. We are doing things now that were on our five year plan. This is a huge opportunity for innovation. And think about how you can add value to people through help and support. Embrace that challenge rather than sinking in the fear and uncertainty.

Andy Spurling

President, Proline Property Management

Every day is a new day, but after being through 1980, 1991, 2000 and 2008, you get perspective that life goes on. Don’t panic just use reason and think through the scenarios, be a caring leader, first and foremost look after your people. 

Steve Nagy

President, Graphic Office