INTRODUCING Digital Main Street and Beyond

In response to challenges facing area businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Simcoe is providing $60,000 in funding towards Digital Main Street and Beyond, a unique program to help local businesses adapt their sales models to meet the needs of the ever-changing online consumer world.

The funding will cover portions of the costs for a Digital Service Squad to provide one-on-one training to local businesses and their employees.

The Digital Service Squad will be administered by the Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia Small Business Enterprise Centre and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre.

To qualify, the small or medium business must:

  • Employ 1-99 employees;
  • Pay commercial property tax (commercially assessed), either directly or through commercial rent;
  • Be a registered business in Ontario and/or incorporated
  • Operate within one of the County’s 16 member municipalities; and
  • Be owned by an Ontario resident at least 18 years of age with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency rights.

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