Digital Main Street Services:
Digital Service Squad (DSS)
The Digital Main Street Squad is a team of trained professionals with strong Technology and Digital Marketing skills and experiences that BIAs can access to provide to their business members.
Through the Digital Main Street Squad businesses receive targeted support to get started, grow their digital presence, and grow their business.
shopHere – Powered by Google
Powered by Google and in partnership with Digital Main Street, the shopHere program provides access to a volunteer website developer who will provide businesses and artists with over 17 hours of hands-on support to design and launch an e-commerce website using the Shopify platform.
Sign up today! It’s a quick, easy, and no-cost way to get selling online right away.
Digital Transformation Grant
The Digital Main Street Ontario Grants program provides qualifying main street businesses with the opportunity to receive a $2,500 grant to implement recommendations and digital projects identified by the Digital Service Squad, DMS online digital assessments or through participation in shopHERE and Future Proofing Main Street programs.
Applications reopen July 1, 2020.pre-register now
Future Proofing Main Street
Future Proofing Main Street is a program that assists businesses with identifying new markets, pivoting their business model, and developing and implementing a deep digital transformation plan.learn more now
DMS SUCCESS IN THE CITY
For 35 years, Olive’s Oddments in Hamilton has seen a steady flow of customers through the door to peruse the I Love Lucy ephemera and Nightmare Before Christmas sundries. With the assistance of the DMS program, Dana Thompson of Olive’s Oddments has been able to improve her digital literacy and launch a new mobile-ready website taking her unique finds and making them available online.
Founded in early 2015 by two McMaster University students, Charitees offers affordable, quality apparel while giving you the opportunity to give back to the local community with 10% of the proceeds that come from your order going directly to a registered non-profit/charity. With the help of Digital Main Street, Charitees was able to optimize their website for mobile, implement SEO, and run Google Adwords campaigns for awareness.
Alcatraz Escape Rooms
Alcatraz Escape Rooms offers Hamilton’s most exciting escape rooms at 576 & 604 Concession Street. They offer six, uniquely-themed and staged escape rooms where participants must solve a series of puzzles to “escape” before time runs out. With the help of Digital Main Street, Alcatraz was able to improve its digital marketing and literacy skills while learning to run Google Adwords and Facebook PPC ads.