Future-Proof Your Business

Main streets have always been an essential part of life in any community: a place to work, to buy local, and a  place to celebrate. As commerce continues to shift online, we must enable main street businesses with innovative tools to future-proof and thrive.

That’s why TechAlliance is teaming up with Digital Main Street to help businesses across Southwestern Ontario make their mark online. With the support of the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, main street retailers in London-Middlesex, Sarnia-Lambton, and Huron, Elgin, and Oxford Counties can now access three unique programs to prepare their business for a successful digital future.

Want to know more about these programs?

Contact Karen Chalmers, Director, Partnerships to find out how you can transform your business online with Digital Main Street.

Digital Main Street ShopHERE  provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away.
The Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program provides Digital Transformation training and guidance, and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $2,500.

Future Proof Main Street helps businesses identify new markets, pivot their business model, and develop and implement a deep digital transformation plan.

Technology innovators and companies have a huge role to play in helping to create transformational change for small businesses. If you’ve got a creative tech-driven solution to help main street recover and thrive, The Digital Main Street Lab is accepting applications to pilot collaborations between tech companies and communities.

Offer your services to Digital Main Street businesses

Are you a Southwestern Ontario web design, digital marketing, or online retailing expert? Complete your profile today to become a trusted and verified Digital Main Street vendor.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

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