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Digital Main Street (DMS) is a program offering a suite of services that helps small, main street businesses achieve digital transformation.

The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs and a Digital Service Squad, a team of highly trained recent graduates who help main street businesses grow and manage their business through the adoption of digital tools and technology.

600 + Businesses Helped in Hamilton
FREE training and mentorship available

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.

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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.

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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.

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