The Digital Durham program's goal is to help small main street businesses learn how to promote online, use e-commerce, and streamline their processes with digital tools to stay competitive and succeed.
Helping main street thrive in a digital world.
This program started in 2018 through Enterprise Toronto and then in 2019 as a collaboration with BIAs (Business Improvement Associations) Ontario to help main street businesses attract visitors, create jobs, and increase the competitiveness in this world of changing technology.
The Grant portion has ended and has now a Digital Service Squad support program. It has been extended by the government to August 31, 2020.
Get your business online fast with expert help. Our Digital Service Squad is here to help!
The Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) is re-launching its Digital Main Street Service Squad to help small businesses reopen and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Our experienced team has helped retail, personal services, restaurants, not-for-profit, and creative/culture organizations with everything from Google My Business and social media, to launching websites and eCommerce shops.
Always providing individualized one-on-one support to improve a small business's digital presence online. This includes:
- eCommerce shops
- Google my Business
- Social Media
- Online training
- Tools to improve customer engagement
These services are FREE to business in Durham Region.
Let us help you access the knowledge and skills you need to complete your digital transformation. Whether that is having a stronger online presence, selling online, or improving your social media tactics.
Follow the three simple steps below to get started.
Step 1. Describe what you need.
Fill out the DMS intake form. Tell us about your business.
Step 2. Interview set up with a DMS Expert.
We gain an understanding of your needs to help you reopen and recover.
Step 3. Let's digitize your business.
We meet to discuss the project and timeline to get started on your digital transformation.
Shopify - free 90 day trial and Shopify Academy for free online courses
Google Digital Garage - free courses digital marketing, SEO, Analytics
Eventbrite - many free events, workshops and seminars - search your interest
SEO Unlocked with Neil Patel - free
StartUP Grind - many free events
Hubspot Academy - Digital Marketing, Social Media, Marketing courses
Lynda.com - free through Durham Region libraries
Web Business Tools - a variety of resources for online business tools
Business Courses - a vast selection of business courses
BACD Events & Webinars - many relevant to business
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 905.668.4949
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