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DIGITAL MAIN STREET

Digital Main Street is a program focused on assisting small businesses with their move to online marketing, sales, and back-office operations. Through a partnership with the Government of Ontario, grant opportunities (Digital Transformation Grant) are available to support this digital transformation process.

The program is built around an online learning platform, a structured video training series, and a Digital Service Squad, a team of trained individuals who help main street businesses with their adoption of digital tools and technology.

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Hamilton Digital Main Street Digital Service Sqaud Stats To-Date:

$1,000,000+
To-date in Digital Transformation Grant funding awarded to local Hamilton and surrounding area small businesses
800+
Businesses assisted in Hamilton and the surrounding area in their pursuit of digital transformation

Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) Program 4.0:

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The application portal for the Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant Program 4.0 is NOW OPEN!

The Digital Transformation Grants for Small Businesses program provides a one-time $2,500 grant to brick-and-mortar small businesses to support their digital transformation through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies. To qualify, each business must undertake a digital assessment, pass the pre-qualification quiz, complete online training, and submit a Digital Transformation Plan. Download the Digital Transformation Grant 2022 Program
Guidelines and FAQs
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Digital Service Squad (DSS):

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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 can receive:

  • Help to complete the Digital Main Street registration and free online assessment 
  • Completing an audit of your digital presence and various digital properties (website, social media, etc.)
  • Assistance reviewing the assessment recommendations and starting a Digital Transformation Plan needed to apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant
  • Reviewing your Google My Business profile and taking 360-degree photos
  • Skills development and training, and free digital resources

Hamilton DSS Services:

360 degree images for Hamilton Small Businesses
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Free 360 Photo Session & Google Business Profile Review

360 images and tours drive results! 360 images can not only improve your user experience, and make it easier for customers to find you but also let customers peek inside before they arrive while boosting your business’s visibility online. Request your business’s complimentary 360 photo session and Google Business Profile review today!

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Free Review Funnel Strategy

According to a BrightLocal survey, it found that 73% of consumers surveyed said they trust a local business more if it has positive customer reviews, whereas 50% of consumers said that negative customer reviews make them question the quality of a business. Our simple review funnel strategy helps lead your most satisfied customers to the review sites that matter most to your business while giving you the opportunity to address any negative feedback before it’s made public.

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Free Social Media Content Strategy

What do I even talk about when I’m trying to promote my business on social? If this sounds like you and you’re looking to: bring clarity to your social content strategy, hone in your voice and message, create social content pillars that you can create content around for years to come, and build authority in the niche you serve, we can help with our FREE, in-depth social media content strategy planning session. Get started today by booking a FREE consultation or email us at digitalmainstreet@hamilton.ca.

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Free 16-Point Social Media Audit

Are your social media profiles set up properly? Are you utilizing all the options available? Are you posting regularly? What about the branding of your profiles? Are they consistent with your website and other online properties? Find the answers to these questions and more with our FREE 16-point audit for your Facebook and Instagram profiles.

To get started simply email us your social handles and we’ll do the rest. Please allow 3-5 business days to complete.

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