Canadians are shopping online in greater numbers each year.
In 2021, 85 per cent of us shopped online versus 73 per cent in 2018. These individuals accounted for over $90 billion dollars in spend, versus $57.4 billion in 2018. Is your small business adapting to serve this rapidly growing market?
Find the resources, support and inspiration to take your business online and create a thriving eCommerce business.
Apply for the Canada Digital Adoption Program
The Government of Canada and SBBC have partnered with Digital Main Street to deliver Government of Canada grants to small businesses looking to grow their business online.
We can’t Walmart and Doordash our lives away. If we do, we’ll wake up one day and our communities will have fundamentally changed and our local economies will be altered forever.
Brandon Grossutti is the founder of FromTo, an at-cost food delivery service that offers a more equitable deal for restaurants, drivers and consumers. Their model has no transaction fees, no mark-up of restaurant prices and no percentage of gross amount taken off the order.
The biggest reason I’ve seen people fail is they are so worried about getting everything right they get bogged down in either the process, or get mired in perfectionism
Miranda Lievers is one of the Vancouver tech scene’s fastest rising stars. Her business, Thinkific, has enjoyed meteoric growth, rising from an idea to one of BC’s tech success stories. Learn how she's grown one of Canada's fastest-rising tech businesses.
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The Accelerated Growth Service (AGS) helps growth-oriented Canadian businesses to expand by helping them access the key government services they need to grow, such as financing, exporting, innovation and business advice.
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