Digital Main Street offered a $10,000 grant to BIA’s for extra social on line focus. There is only 300 of these, $10K grants, we applied, and we got it, yeah for us!
In the meantime, get a jumpstart and apply for the, 2,500 – business Digital Main Street Grant. The Digital Transformation grant provides $2,500 to each qualifying small main street Ontario business to purchase and adopt digital tools and technologies.
There are ONLY 2000 grants available until March 2020, to start the process to apply for a Digital Transformation Grant as a Downtown Carleton Place BIA business, visit the website: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/ontario/
The $10,000, will go towards hiring a Digital Service Squad Specialist, this person will help small businesses in the downtown area enhance their use of digital tools and techniques to better promote and sell online. The Squad will consist of a trained dedicated specialist who will visit and assist BIA-area downtown businesses at no cost, to help them set up Google Business, conduct a digital-readiness assessment and apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant. The Squad will start visiting businesses in August 2019.
“It is inspiring that the Town of Carleton Place is celebrating 200 years of settlement just as our downtown is entering into an era of focused digital transformation,” said Kate Murray, Downtown Carleton Place BIA Coordinator. “I would compare our current feelings of optimism and excitement to how the first settlers of 1820 may have felt. We are embarking on a new digital chapter. This is an amazing opportunity for Downtown Carleton Place and for the Town of Carleton Place as a whole!”
If you are interested in being a part of this fantastic opportunity, please email us: [email protected]