What is Digital Main Street?

The Digital Main Street Program is a comprehensive platform for working with main street businesses on their digital transformation. The program provides:

WEB PLATFORM

A web platform that benchmarks main street businesses through a Digital Assessment and then connects them to vendors who can assist them with implementation.

TRAINING

Comprehensive training sessions focused on helping main street businesses with their digital transformation, ranging from social media and digital marketing to selling online and leveraging data for customer insights.

HANDS-ON SUPPORT

A Digital Service Squad that personally visits main street businesses to help them with their Digital Assessments and implementation of easy to use solutions.

Digital Main Street – Ontario Grant Programs

Through partnership with the Ontario Business Improvement Association (OBIAA) and the Province of Ontario, we are pleased to offer two different streams of grant funding for businesses and municipalities across Ontario.

How do I apply for a grant?

Digital Transformation Grant Program

will provide Digital Transformation training and guidance and provide the opportunity for main street businesses to apply for a grant of up to $2,500.
To apply for a Digital Transformation Grant as a main street business visit here.

Digital Service Squad Grant Program

is focused on creating a Service Squad program that provides one-on-one assistance to small businesses in any region of Ontario. The Digital Service Squad Grant Program will provide training, advisory support and a grant to support the Digital Service Squads across Ontario.

To apply for a grant for your community to hire and deploy a Digital Service Squad, visit here

 

What Does It Cost?

As a result of a partnership between the Province of Ontario, OBIAA (Ontario Business Improvement Area Association) and Digital Main Street, the program is available to all main street businesses and municipalities in Ontario

Partners

Main Street Businesses and Digital Vendors – join the Digital Main Street Community today

Digital Main Street is the perfect program to support local main street’s and main street businesses across Ontario with Digital Transformation.

Are you interested in bringing
Digital Main Street to your city?


What Does Your Community Get?

  • Allows local businesses to complete their Digital Assessment and get connected to local vendors.
  • Access to data gathered from your local businesses, providing insights into areas of opportunity within your local community.
  • Generate sponsor revenue by highlighting your own local preferred vendors.
  • Ability to communicate news, tips and events to your community online and via email.
  • A comprehensive manual that is supported with training to help setup and operate Digital Main Street in your community. 
  • Support to develop and launch a Digital Service Squad program to support main street business in your community.
  • Training support for your local Digital Service Squad.
  • A full overview of training programs that can be delivered to your main street businesses to support their adoption of technology.
  • Regular Mastermind Sessions with Digital Main Street communities sharing best practices, new innovations and ideas for helping main street succeed.
  • Your local main street businesses can apply for grants of up to $2,500 to put towards a Digital Transformation Plan for their business.
  • BIAs can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to hire and deploy a Digital Service Squad in their community.

Are you interested in bringing Digital Main Street to your city?

Complete the registration below to gain access to the Digital Main Street Platform for your main street business audience.

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