Digital Main Street Services:
Digital Transformation Grant Program
Sometimes best described as a “how to” guide and program to help you grow your business, the Digital Transformation Grant Program (DTG) provides businesses with a digital assessment of their current online presence, structured video training series, guidance, and advisory support. Through a partnership with FedDev Ontario and the Province of Ontario, qualifying businesses also have the opportunity to apply for a $2500.00 grant to enable the digital transformation they have identified their business requires after completing all program video training.sign-up and start the program now
Digital Service Squad (DSS)
The Digital Main Street (DMS) Squad is a team of trained professionals with strong technology, digital marketing skills, and experience that businesses can access for free. Through the Digital Service Squad, businesses receive targeted support to get started, grow their digital presence, and grow their business. Watch the Digital Service Squad promo video.book a free consultation With DANIELLE
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.
Future Proof is a program that assists businesses with identifying new markets, pivoting their business model, and developing and implementing a deep digital transformation plan.
With multiple program streams available, the Business Transformation Teams will provide specialized and in-depth digital transformation services and support that help existing main street firms adapt to changes in their respective sector.apply to future proof today
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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.