Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop

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Are you a small to medium sized business in BC, looking to create or update your ecommerce store? We have great news for you! As part of StrongerBC, B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan the Launch Online Grant program will invest up to $12 million to help small- and medium-sized businesses throughout B.C. move their business model online.

The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.

Hannah Raeside

Office Manager, Pod Creative

Receive funding

Successful applicants will receive funding within 2-3 weeks of approval and are required to develop or upgrade their online shop within 12 weeks of receiving the grant.

The program supports a rapid response for businesses and is accepting applications from businesses ready to start and finish their online shop within 12 weeks. The funds must be used to hire a BC based company to do the online store development. A.K.A, Pod Creative!

We are here and want to help you get online, and we have extensive experience setting up, managing, and creating a Woocommerce online store. Want some examples of recent sites we have turned into eccomerce shops?

Take a look at these clients!

Want to know more about the initiative and if you qualify? View the Program Guide here!

We recommend anyone who is remotely interested in creating or updating their online e-commerce shop to review the Program Guide and apply! We would be thrilled to help you create or update your online shop and help your business grow.

Application deadlines

Program application intake is open until the funds have been fully subscribed. Funding will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses.

For the projects to have an immediate benefit, the funds will be given as soon as a business has been approved for the program.

Final

Thoughts

We think this is an excellent initiative and encourage you to take a look at the Program Guide and apply if it’s something you’re business may benefit from!. 

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