As a web design and digital marketing agency, we take pride in creating and telling success stories. Since 2009, we’ve been on a shared journey with our clients, using our strategic creativity and technically savvy knowledge to help businesses navigate the evolving world of digital marketing. But like all businesses across British Columbia, 2020 decided to test our grit and determination as the year of unexpected changes introduced a range of new challenges to our business.
The ever-changing pandemic guidelines during 2020 meant many businesses like ours had to close their doors and come up with continuous solutions to keep pushing forward. For us, this included replacing our collaborative open office environment with a fully remote work model, adjusting working hours, and leaning on a strong existing network of business partnerships and clientele.
In the new contactless world where so many interactions must take place virtually, we saw how gaining a digital edge helped many businesses not only weather the storm but better prepare their brand for the future. As a digital-first agency, we were well-positioned to help other organizations make up for lost business through digital marketing, online advertising and web-based payment solutions. We felt truly fortunate to have such an amazing client base that we could mutually support with these services during a time of such uncertainty.
What is the BC Launch Online Grant Program?
To help businesses go digital, the BC Government has invested $42 million of grant funding through their Launch Online Grant program to assist small-and-medium-sized businesses across BC in moving their business model online. The Launch Online Grant Program offers businesses an opportunity to continue growing by developing an eCommerce online store or online booking system. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business. The program is open until September 30, 2021.
How to apply:
Develop a grant proposal that outlines how you plan to use the funds, including a cost estimate that details how much funding will be needed and how that money will be spent.
Businesses must complete the online application demonstrating that your business meets the eligibility criteria and submit your online shop proposal.
Applicants will be contacted within 3-weeks with the result of their application.
Take advantage of the Launch Online BC Grant with help from Array
As a full-service digital marketing agency, we can help you explore your opportunities for growth by developing an online booking system or eCommerce online store through platforms such as Shopify and WooCommerce. If you need help navigating the application process or building your proposal to apply, we can support you with that too! To reach out to us, you can call our team at 250-591-2277 or contact us online.
To learn more about the BC Government Launch Online Business Grant, visit launchonline.ca
Or if you’ve already received the grant and you want guidance on how to make it work for your business, reach out today!