COVID-19 has shifted how business is conducted and we all have seen how crucial online presence has become. Are you planning on launching an online store? Or have you thought about upgrading your current online store or booking system? If so, you can qualify for the Launch Online Grant Program for up to $7500.
What Is The Launch Online Grant Program?
The BC government has put aside $42 million of grant funding for small and medium-size businesses across BC to move their business online or enhance the existing business model. The Launch Online Grant Program funds up to 75% of eligible expenses if you launch or upgrade an online store or booking system within 12 weeks.
How Can The Launch Online Business Grant Program Help Me?
If your business model is mostly retail and product-based, YOU are in luck. The Launch Online Grant program is designed to help you integrate your business model from in-store, to an online e-commerce store, by assisting you in the costs of building a website, website hosting, web design, copywriting, SEO services and more.
Are You Eligible For The Grant?
If you meet the following criteria, then you will be eligible:
Eligible Expenses For The Launch Online Grant
Launch Online Grant Program will cover up to 75% of costs for the following expenses:
Service provider costs such as:
Successful applicants are required to use BC based service providers except for following:
Ineligible Expenses For The Launch Online Grant
Launch Online Grant Program Application Deadline
Launch Online Grant Program application intake is open until September 30th, 2021 or until the funds have been fully subscribed. Also note that up-to 30% of the funds will be reserved for Black, Indigenous and people of color and businesses that are operating outside of the lower mainland and greater Victoria.
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Get Help Applying For The Launch Online Program
The Launch Online Program may seem overwhelming at first. It’s a lot of paperwork to fill out, fine details, and information. Luckily the Launch Online Grant Application process is designed to make it easy for BC business owners looking to take their business online.
This opportunity is ideal for business owners in British Columbia who are looking to maintain their business during the pandemic. We’re happy to provide you with the resources available, and assist you in the application process for the Launch Online Program, and pair you with our trusted partners and referrals to build, launch, and optimize your online website.
Contact us today to get started on the process of applying for the Launch Online Program - only open until September 30th, 2021!
Have You Been Approved For The Launch Online Grant?
The next step after approval is to create a cohesive website strategy and create an online or digital marketing plan.
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