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Learn How Digital Main Street and Kingston EcDev Work Together

Digital Main Street: is a Toronto-based non-profit that assists small businesses with their adoption of technology with easy-to-use tools and resources. Kingston EcDev has been a proud partner of Digital Main Street since 2019. More than 400 Kingston businesses have received support through Digital Main Street programs, including the $2500 Digital Transformation Grant, ShopHERE, 360° photos, and free digital marketing support.

Digital Transformation Grant: A $2,500 grant for businesses to invest in digital marketing and digital business tools such as a new or updated website, social media marketing, search engine marketing, point of sale system, e-commerce, video marketing, etc. To qualify, the business must be in a commercial location, not a non-profit, not part of a franchise or chain, and have fewer than 50 employees. 

This grant is currently not avaliable.

ShopHERE: Receive a free e-commerce store! Available to independent businesses anywhere in Ontario, including home-based businesses, artists, and non-profits. You get a custom-built website through Shopify, Square, Bookmark, or Lightspeed, a free .CA domain, training on how to manage and market your store, plus ad incentives from Facebook, Google, and more.

360° photo: Stand out on your Google Business Profile with a free 360° photo! A session takes no more than 15 minutes, we'll upload it to Google on your behalf and send you a copy to use on Facebook, your website, or anywhere else!

Book a Free Consultation

Few digital marketing resources can be one size fits all. For recommendations that are tailored to you and your business, we'd be happy to have a chat with you. Whether you want to hire a local freelancer or agency, or if you prefer to learn how to do the work yourself, we'll point you in the right direction! Please contact our Digital Business Advisor, Chris Morris, for a free consultation to help you with any digital marketing challenges you may be facing: web design, social media, e-commerce, email marketing, content creation, and much more.

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Chris Morris

 

 

Chris Morris
Digital Business Advisor
613-539-8438
[email protected]

Promote Your Business Online

There are a number of amazing community resources available to let the public know about your business. We recommend reaching out to each of these organizations to get your business listed for free!

Free Digital Marketing Tools

Figuring out how and where to get started can be tough, but there are plenty of amazing, and free, resources and tools to help you navigate the massive world of digital marketing. 

The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive, highly practical online program designed to enable your business’ digital transformation and catalyze scalable opportunities for growth through a series of seminars, workshops, and one-on-one mentorship with industry experts at no cost.

Start Selling Online

Whether you want to offer curbside pickup, book appointments online, or deliver worldwide, we're here to help you get started, and to stay visible. 

ShopHERE - start selling online through Digital Main Street's ShopHERE program. You'll receive a fully functional, custom-designed e-commerce website and store, and receive training on managing and marketing your new e-commerce platform. Retail, services, artists, home-based businesses, non-profits, and more are eligible.

Kingston Digital Marketers Directory

Kingston has world-class marketing agencies and freelancers that can take your marketing to the next level. Whether you want to hire a web designer, a social media manager, a photographer, or maybe a podcast producer, our Kingston digital marketers directory is the best resource to find you the right match.

          Kingston Digital Marketers Directory

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Interested in Digital Support?

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Starting a small business? Learn how Kingston Economic Development can help!