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The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of having an online presence to sell goods and services.

To address this need, Digital Main Street is collaborating with Google, Shopify, Mastercard and Microsoft to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days.

What do businesses and Artists get as part of ShopHERE?

Their choice of an online store customized with their information, branding, logo, etc.




Hands-on assistance setting up and launching their online store.




Training to support their online store, including topics such as digital marketing, shipping and inventory management.




Access to free tools to help support the launch of their online stores.




** The ShopHERE program is free for participants to sign up and have a Shopify store built. Businesses will be responsible for the monthly Shopify fee after the initial 90-day trial.



View the full list of additional benefits provided by program partners.

Read about our Graduate success stories on the blog.

Participant Requirements

The ShopHERE powered by Google program is currently open to small independent businesses and artists that meet the following requirements:

  • It is a registered business, or a registered non-profit organization.
  • It has a commercial location or is home-based.
  • It has fewer than ten employees or fewer than 25 employees if a restaurant or bar.
  • It is not a corporate chain or franchise.

Or must be an artist.

Program Partners

Supporting Partners

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