Last Chance for Small Businesses to Apply for Digital Transformation Grant

                                                               

NEWS RELEASE


For Immediate Release

November 16, 2021

 

Last Chance for Small Businesses to Apply for Digital Transformation Grant: Digital Main Street Reaches Halfway Mark

Grimsby, ON –

The Town of Grimsby’s Digital Main Street initiative is half way through! That means there are some important dates coming up. 

The Digital Transformation Grant application deadline is November 30th, 2021.  Businesses have TWO WEEKS LEFT to get their applications in for the $2,500 grant.

Grimsby’s Digital Service Squad (DSS) member is here to help your business apply for the $2,500 so that you can create a Digital Transformation Plan, adopt online technologies and digitally transform sales.

While the grant deadline is November 30th, the Digital Main Street program will be running until February 28, 2022.

Since July, Grimsby’s DSS member has worked with 34 local businesses to introduce them to online training modules that will build their knowledge and skills, assists businesses with developing their Digital Transformation Plan and apply for a one-time $2,500 grant to implement it!

The DSS member can also provide support for basic website set-up, eCommerce, Google My Business and 360º photos, social media, email marketing and search engine optimization. Where COVID-19 restrictions are in place, business owners can meet with our DSS virtually through Zoom.   

“Engaging customers using digital media is no longer optional. The Town of Grimsby is committed to helping our businesses adopt digital marketing and working collaboratively to drive business forward,” says Frank Miele, Interim Economic Development Officer at the Town of Grimsby. “All businesses should take advantage to employ digital marketing in ways that are relevant and realistic.”

Local businesses who are interested in learning more about Digital Main Street are encouraged to contact the Town’s Digital Service Squad member, Tianna, by email: tthomas@grimsby.ca.  

ABOUT Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is a program that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and our Digital Service Squad, a team of street-level team members who help main street businesses grow and manage their operations through technology.  

Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association on Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) with direct support from the City of Toronto. DMS is also supported by a group of strategic business partners, including Google, Mastercard, Shopify, Microsoft, Facebook, Intuit QuickBooks, Square, and Yellow Pages. www.digitalmainstreet.ca

Media Contact:

Frank Miele

Interim Economic Development Officer

(905) 945-9634 x. 2070

Tianna Thomas

Digital Service Squad Member

tthomas@grimsby.ca

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