Digital Service Squad
What is the Digital Service Squad?
The Digital Service Squad members will provide one-on-one assistance to small businesses in Huron County, at no cost, to help them improve their use of digital technologies and enhance their online presence. The squad members can assist with a number of activities, including:
- A digital assessment of your business’ digital literacy
- Access to a free online video-based digital transformation training program
- Developing a basic web presence or enhance your existing web presence by helping you activate easy-to-use tools such as Google My Business and social media
- Applying for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant by assisting with the development of the Digital Transformation Plan portion of the application
Huron County Economic Development, in partnership with all nine municipalities and the eleven Business Improvement Areas (BIA) and other business groups across the County, received a grant through the Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative by FedDev Ontario and the Province of Ontario, in partnership with TABIA and OBIAA. For more information on Digital Main Street, please visit digitalmainstreet.ca.
Receive Digital Service Squad Support:
For more information about the Huron County Digital Service Squad or the Digital Main Street program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huron County Digital Service Squad (DSS) Members:
Please reach out to the Digital Service Squad member for your area to find out how we can provide your business with one-on-one assistance, at no cost, to help you improve your online presence!
Watch the Digital Service Squad Virtual Launch Event to meet our Squad members, learn how the program works, and how you can get involved!
What is Digital Main Street?
Digital Main Street is an innovative program designed to help main street small businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, grants, and Digital Service Squads teams of street-level experts that help main street small businesses manage and grow their operations through technology adoption. For more information, please visit digitalmainstreet.ca.
Digital Main Street Programs
The Digital Main Street initiative assists businesses with their adoption of technology with easy to use tools and resources. There are a variety of programs and services available to small businesses through Digital Main Street. Here are some of the most relevant for Huron County businesses:
Digital Transformation Grant
The Digital Transformation Training and Grant Program 2.0 provides grants of up to $2,500 to help businesses strategically adopt technology and meet their digital goals.
The deadline to apply is November 30, 2020, with limited funds available.
ShopHERE provides independent small businesses, non-profit organizations, and artists with a quick, easy, and no-cost way to get selling online right away. Work with the ShopHERE program to get an online store created and launched (with 5 hours of launch assistance) at no-cost!
FutureProof is a program that assists businesses by connecting them with a Transformation Team that will help them to identify new markets, pivot their business model, and develop and implement a deep digital transformation plan.
How Can We Help?
Huron County is always excited to support new and innovative ideas and businesses.
We’re here to help!
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