If you run a small business in Toronto, check this out:
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Independent businesses and artists can now receive one-on-one help setting up and launching a @shopify online store at no cost through ShopHERE. The program brings together volunteer developers, business students and corporate partners to help businesses get online. Quick. Easy. Free. Learn more at digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere #COVID19 #SmallBiz #ShopLocal
Here are the details:
Leveraging Toronto’s technology community, the City of Toronto and Digital Main Street have brought together a range of partners to build and optimize online stores for Toronto’s independent businesses and artists at no-cost.
Thanks to volunteer developers, business students, and corporate partners, Toronto’s independent small businesses and artists can access ShopHERE to get their online store built and launched with hands-on support throughout the entire process in just a matter of days.
What do you get:
Choice of an online store customized with their information, branding, logo, etc.
Hands-on assistance setting up and launching their online store.
Training to support their online store, including topics such as digital marketing, shipping and inventory management.
Access to free tools to help support the launch of their online stores.
Here are the requirements:
Be a business located or artist in the City of Toronto that:
- Pays commercial property taxes in the City of Toronto (rents or owns commercial property)
- Have fewer than 10 employees or fewer than 25 employees if they are a restaurant or bar
- Not be a corporate chain or franchise
- Or must be an artist located within the City of Toronto