Digital Main Street is a program focused on helping main street businesses achieve digital transformation. Through a partnership with the Government of Ontario, the program is built around an online learning platform that provides access to online learning and funding opportunities. Here is how Digital Main Street program supports small businesses in our community:
Digital Service Squad
The Digital Service Squad is a team of advisors with the technology and digital marketing know-how to help your business grow online! Our two new team members, Alejandra and Meagan, bring their experience in photography and digital marketing to help small businesses succeed in their digital journey. Through the Digital Service Squad, business can receive the following services and more at no cost:
- An audit of your digital presence (website, social media, etc.) and advice on tools and strategies to enhance your businesses online presence
- Assistance with creating a Digital Transformation Plan and applying for the $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant
- 360-degree photography to improve your online user experience and give customers a look inside your business
- Access to free on-demand video-courses on all things digital marketing
Book a consultation with Alejandra and Meagan online and start the digital transformation of your business!
Digital Transformation Grant
The application portal for the Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant 4.0 is now OPEN as of January 16, 2023.
Eligible businesses can now apply for $2,500 grants to assist with the adoption of digital marketing tools and strategies. To qualify, businesses must first complete an online digital assessment and create a digital transformation plan. Not sure how to go about that? Our Digital Service Squad can visit your place of business to provide on site support and information about the application process.
For a full listing or participant requirements and eligibility, click here: Digital Transformation Grant
Need an online store for your business? ShopHERE creates online stores for independent small businesses and artists at no cost. No web design experience? No problem! A shopHERE coordinator will work one-on-one with you to create and configures your own online store and train you on how to manage it. You are also provided support to get your store live and marketing assistance to get the word out there. For more information, click here: shopHERE