Since Feb 2021

Act now: BC is giving away up to $7.5k to businesses

StrongerBC launched an online grant program to help local businesses create and improve their online stores. Let us help you plan where to allocate these funds and apply.

The Opportunity

BC is helping small and medium-sized businesses launch and improve online stores with a grant.

On Feb 3, 2021, StrongerBC opened the Launch Online Grant Program to help local businesses create and improve their online stores. Businesses can apply for up to $7,500 to create and enhance their e-commerce operations, working in partnership with a B.C.-based business, like Skyrocket.

As of March, provincial funding focused on local business and driving economic growth across British Columbia increased to $30 million for the program, so there's still time to apply.

Money for local businesses

How the program works

The maximum government contribution is $7,500 (up to 75%) to build an online storefront, improve existing e-commerce platforms and acquire customers through digital advertising. Each business may submit one application. The Launch Online program specifies that recipients must work with a local service provider to implement the digital marketing strategy. Additionally, after six-months, recipients must file a detailed report outlining the impact of their results.

Skyrocket works with local businesses here in B.C. and across North America to build digital marketing presence. We apply our brand-focused approach, to make sure everything we build aligns with your brand's needs and values. We'll help you build a beautiful digital experience for your customers. We're here to help.

Funds are limited, so act now.

These funds are available until the grant money is claimed. Claims are processed in the order they’re received.

The steps

Here's how to get funds for your online store

01.

See if you qualify.

See the official listing for current eligibility requirements.

02.

Choose the right partner.

Skyrocket can work with you to determine what improvements will yield the most value for your business as well as the services approved for this e-commerce grant.

03.

Apply for the grant.

You'll include the clear list of qualified services in your application and submit.

04.

Get approved and begin work.

Once you're approved we can begin work!

Our services

Services qualified for grant spending

  • E-commerce website development
    Whether you’re launching a new online store or want to improve user experience on an existing one, we’ll get your store live and running smoothly.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
    Get customers to your online store organically. Continually building on SEO can improve search rankings, attract relevant traffic to your website, and increase brand exposure.
  • Digital advertising
    We’ll manage your business’s digital advertising budget for clicks, leads, and engagement on Google Ads, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, etc., including search campaigns, remarketing, display ads, and more.
  • Social media advertising
    We’ll run social media advertising campaigns specifically designed to show your inventory to users with purchase intent.
  • Google shopping campaigns
    Google search advertising is an incredibly powerful tool for online stores that lets you show your inventory to users with purchase intent.

Reach out to get started

Let's explore the possibilities together

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