The Federal Government is currently launching a program for businesses to either build a new website, transform an existing one or to sell products and services online.
Your business could be eligible to receive a microgrant of up to $2400.00 to create a new online presence or transform an existing one.
The criteria are:
Is a for-profit business (including for-profit social enterprises and co-operatives)
Is a registered or incorporated business
Is a consumer-facing business
Can be accessed by consumers or provides in-person services to consumers
Has at least one employee
Must commit to maintaining digital adoption strategy for six months after participation in the program
Must consent to participating in follow-up surveys, sharing information with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada), and having the name of the business published as a recipient of funding
The following types of small businesses are ineligible:
Corporate chains, franchises or registered charities
Representatives of multi-level marketing companies
Real estate brokerages