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Digital Main Street helps local businesses boost their online presence

Posted on Tuesday November 05, 2019

Do you have a "main street" bricks and mortar small business in Caledon?

You could qualify for a $2,500 grant to boost your online presence.

Who's eligible?

Businesses in the following villages are eligible: 

  • Caledon East
  • Caledon Village
  • Inglewood
  • Palgrave
  • Mono Mills

 

  • Cheltenham
  • Alton
  • Terra Cotta and
  • Belfountain
  • Downtown Bolton*

*Note: Businesses in downtown Bolton should contact the Bolton BIA for a similar program (see contact info below).  

About the program

Caledon Economic Development Division has received a $15,000 grant from the Ontario Government to fund a "Digital Service Squad" to help businesses in Caledon’s villages improve their online capabilities.

The grant supports a Digital Service Squad that will help main street small businesses enhance their use of digital tools and techniques to better evolve and grow.

How does the program work?

A trained specialist will — at no cost to local businesses – help set up a Google Business Profile, conduct a digital-readiness assessment and apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant. 

How to get involved

To set up an appointment with the Digital Service Squad, contact Cory Coletta today at 647-947-8144 or business@caledon.ca.

The Bolton BIA is offering the same program to downtown Bolton businesses. Contact Loucas Loucaides 416-732-4400 Luckyelementmedia@gmail.com

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is an innovative program designed to help main street small businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, grants and Digital Service Squads teams of street-level experts that help main street small businesses manage and grow their operations through technology adoption.  The program was originally created by the Toronto Association of BIAs (TABIA) and a group of strategic partners including Google, MasterCard, Rogers, Microsoft and Shopify.  The Province of Ontario expansion of Digital Main Street is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and delivered by the Ontario BIA Association.  The Ontario expansion is part of the government’s $12 million Main Street Enhancement Initiative to create jobs and support communities across the province.  For more information, please visit digitalmainstreet.ca.