Digital Main Street Applications Open TodayPublished on July 09, 2020
Small businesses can apply for grants up to $2500 each to assist them in building and enhancing their small business’ online presence
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Nina Tangri, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville, today shred the news that the Digital Main Street program is now accepting applications for funding.
“Ontario’s small businesses are vital to our communities and critical to our economic health and wellbeing,” said MPP Tangri. “This year’s enhanced Digital Main Street program is not only a tool for recovery from the effects of COVID-19. It will be an asset that meets the needs of our businesses, re-establishes our competitive advantage, and sets our small businesses up for greater success.”
The enhanced Digital Main Street program's $57 million investment will support up to 22,900 Ontario businesses in accessing new opportunities by creating and enhancing their online presence. It will expand their reach to new customers in and beyond Ontario, including offering grants up to $2,500 per small business to help them adopt new technologies.
“The Streetsville BIA is extremely excited to see that FedDev and the Province of Ontario are extending the Digital Main Street grant funding. Digital Main Street has played a significant roll in assisting our small businesses to go online,” said Amber Pajtasz, General Manager of the Streetsville BIA. “The digital assessment educates small businesses as to how to improve their digital presence and create sustainable strategies and goals. Last year, Streetsville businesses received a total of $75,000 combined from the Digital Transformation Grant. With a shift in consumerism becoming more online amidst this pandemic the funding and opportunities from this program have been crucial.”
The Digital Main Street program will help businesses adopt new technologies and marketing strategies; establish an online presence; build greater capacity into the future; and develop the back-office tools they need to manage their modernization. It will also be an asset that meets the needs of our businesses, re-establishes our competitive advantage, and sets our small businesses up for greater success.
The Digital Main Street program is a result of collaboration between the Government of Ontario, Government of Canada, and the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association. More information about this year’s program is available at www.digitalmainstreet.ca/ontario.
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