Grow Your Business Online
The way you do business has changed and not just since COVID-19 came on the scene. As business owners you need to implement digital tools to reach your existing and potential customers where they look for products and services. This includes ecommerce capabilities, email newsletters, as well as using digital services to streamline how you manage your business on the back end.
The federal government has created a the Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) which provides a micro-grant of up to $2,400 that will enable businesses like yours to enhance your existing online presence or start on that path. We applaud the government for this initiative as this can provide a boost for small businesses after a very tough two years.
How do you apply: In BC, you can work with Alacrity Canada, Small Business BC or the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business to apply for the $2,400 micro-grant and get matched with a trained digital advisor (if you need that help). Who you work with to provide the digital solutions you need is up to you.
How Support Local BC can help: If you don’t have a website, consider using your profile on the Support Local BC website as a tool to market your business online. Our new program includes advertising the website online with Google, social media, TV and radio. These ads will be targeted to drive traffic to our community pages which feature your business listings. This cooperative approach to advertising means that our advertising dollars go further and create success for every business that has a listing on the website. If you have not registered your business, you can do so by completing our application.
But there’s more, since we understand what being a small business owner means, we’ve collaborated with experts who can develop a website with or without ecommerce features. So, you can take your online presence a step further and let us build a website for your business that can generate leads and ecommerce transactions.
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