The County of Brant continues to support local businesses with the Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant program.
With an investment from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and administered by the Ontario BIA Association, in partnership with the Toronto Association of BIAs, the program provides up to $2,500 to qualifying brick-and-mortar small businesses to help cover the cost of adopting digital tools and technologies.
“We are proud to support our local businesses and thrilled to have 70 County of Brant Businesses awarded the Digital Transformation Grants totaling $202,500.00 since 2019,” said Zach Gable, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “In an increasingly digital world, an online presence can be very helpful for small businesses.”
Eligible small businesses can apply for a Digital Main Street grant until September 30, 2023 through the Digital Mainstreet website. The programs provides access to training, advisory support through the local Digital Service Squad, and a financial resource, all designed to increase their capacity through digital transformation, to stay competitive, and to reach a broader customer base.
“If you own a business in the County of Brant that has a brick-and-mortar commercial store and is open to the public, you are eligible to receive assistance from this program,” said Gable.
“The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant program is a vitally important and immensely valuable resource for small businesses,” says Kay Matthews, Executive Director, OBIAA. “We join the County of Brant in celebrating the success of the program that continues to provide their local businesses with the knowledge, resources, and training to revitalize their operations with an expanded digital presence.”
Interested small businesses can contact DSS@brant.ca for more information and to get started.